Have you been speaking to the European Notary regarding a Timeshare Resale?

Scam alert 3

We are receiving quite a lot of inquiries about a Mr Eric Palmer calling from the European Notary.

One would expect this European Notary to have a proper name of company name, but after several emails we are afraid that this is it, the name is European Notary.

Of course a very clever name as this does not really facilitate the Google searches when you try to find feedback on this company to see if they are genuine.

The story of Eric Palmer is that they as a Malaga based Notary office are calling on behalf of the Timeshare resale company the timeshare owner is using or paid to for the resale of his Timeshare membership. Companies that already acted against the law by requesting an upfront fee.  Names such as Viva Connect, Blue Chip and Official Transfer Services are mentioned.

The European Notary now is completing the sale of the Timeshare Membership and need a payment of the 21% VAT to process the paperwork.

This tax payment would be “recoverable” by completing a tax rebate form which the European Notary can provide and even will help with filling in.

We have no address for this European Notary, only the name of Mr Eric Palmer and the different Spanish mobiles he is using for this dubious set up.

The numbers are +34 627 800002 and 0034 603 193 237

The 21% VAT (IVA) that needs to be paid up front, has to be transferred to a personal bank account in the name of Daryl Anthony Smith (Allegedly the Head of Treasury).

Please note that there is NO SUCH COMPANY OR NOTARY in the name of European Notary in Malaga or Spain and it is certainly not a normal procedure to pay the 21% tax upfront and into an account under an individual’s name!

If you have been contacted by the European Notary in Malaga with mobile phone number 0034627800002 or 0034603193237 then please let us know. You can email us at customercare@mindtimeshare.com or place a comment on this blog.

About mindtimeshare

Mindtimeshare SLU is registered Company reg number: B35957182 Mindtimeshare provides assistance to timeshare owners who have been defrauded by holiday clubs and bogus resale companies. The Mindtimeshare project was launched in February 2011. After dealing with timeshare members over several years who had been defrauded by numerous bogus companies and for large amounts of money, I considered launching an Organisation to help timeshare owners that have been targeted by bogus companies. On this blog you can find information about the different active scam companies and their “modus operandi” and also place comments, ask questions and see comments from other consumers who have the same doubts or have been through the same experience. Mindtimeshare has resulted in a huge success and has received the back up from not only timeshare consumers but also from the professionals in the timeshare Industry. Mindtimeshare helps timeshare owners who have been scammed by bogus Discount Holiday Clubs; bogus cash back companies; fraudulent timeshare resale companies; bogus class action companies and false lawyers and notaries. We offer professional answers and advice to Timeshare users. If you want to send an email instead of posting a comment on the blog please do so by emailing: customercare@mindtimeshare.com
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12 Responses to Have you been speaking to the European Notary regarding a Timeshare Resale?

  1. Maggie says:


    My elderly uncle keeps getting these calls everyday – and they have swindled him out of 10s of thousands of pounds!
    The latest one is Daisy Warren – Notary of Malaga 0034604253264…i;m assuming there’s still no truth in what they are claiming and are all fra*******! Hope this helps someone else out there

    Kind regards


  2. Margaret says:

    Been contacted by Daisy Warren – 0034604253264 – Notary of Malaga! One of the many! Parasites! hope this helps someone out there!

  3. Maria says:

    I have received voicemail from a woman called katrina from italia office in Malaga
    She has asked me to contact her on tel no 0034602522948 regarding money that is owed to us , regarding club class holidays, the ro***** company we bought our time share from,what a dirty xxxxxx xxxx and still they are trying to scxx us further, they have no shame.

  4. Ronald says:

    I have been contacted today by Katarina Gomez tel number 0034602522948. New Head of treasury is Scott Appleby Banco Popular ES8200753451420677406. She wanted £1500 Spanish Income Tax, repayable after the Spanish Government had verified I had not worked in Spain. After 48 hours a courier would come and obtain ID and copy of passport. Payment would follow later. I do believe that these people have direct contact with, or are staff of, Timeshare Relinquishment Network. These too have disappeared with money sca****.
    I am amazed that this sca***** has gone on for so long, but it is Spain and they care nothing for anyone else, and they are more bent than a left handed sc***.

  5. Craig says:

    Just had a phone call from ‘ Grace ‘ who said she was from the Notary Office in Malaga re monies held by them for the sale of a timeshare. She couldn’t / wouldn’t give further info. about who was employing her etc. and she hung up when I told her when I told her that it was my husband who dealt with these things! ( the phone no. she gave was 0034 952418567 )

  6. Lorna says:

    Just received a call from a ‘Grace Williams’,also claiming to be an admin assistant at the Notary office in Malaga. She also talked about refunding monies owing to us from fraudulent sales of timeshares. ‘Grace Williams’ claimed that the courts had now ordered companies to pay back fees that clients had paid to timeshare companies.
    She says that she will call back to get documents for verification purposes. Needless to say, I await her call with interest, as i have absolutely no intention of disclosing any information whatsoever. Hope to have some ‘fun’ with her, should she call back.
    How can we expose these heartless people who prey on the vulnerable?

  7. Brian says:

    I was contacted today by Gordon Baker who says he is employed at the Notary office in Spain which is a Government Office. He told me that there was £7,580 in there possession and he needed me to tell him which resale company to pay it to. There were 3 companies he says have forwarded paperwork to them claiming the money. They are Bluechip, Viva Connect and another (name escapes me at the moment). He now says he is going to do some investigation to see which one should be the right one to pay the monies to. Once the company is paid they will then send me the £2,000 paid as a deposit. I asked how much he charges for this transaction and he said, “Sir, we are a government company and are just trying to find people to pay out the money awarded by the courts. there is no payment required”. How many times have I heard this story and been duped by it. I am not going to be sucked in this time!!! Looking forward to his call back on Monday to see what his investigation has unearthed! Brian

  8. Doreen says:

    We have been contacted this morning by Graham from European Notary in Malaga regarding refund of money promised to us by JRG Equity Release for our Club Class Holiday ownership. He said they would refund £1,000 on our visa credit card this afternoon and that it would take around 28 days to appear in our account and that they would also refund £10,000 which JRG had promised to us. Needless to say I didn’t give him my card details and told him my husband had the card in his wallet and he would be out until later today. Hope he rings back .. ha.ha

  9. jenni says:

    I have been contacted by “Amy” in Portugal stating that my timrshare had been sold and that the monies were being held until I sent £1,131 to a notary, Nadilson Luiz Dos Santos in Faro, Portugal for a tax certificate. After which the monies would be released and forwarded to me by courier the following day. Sounds similar to other scams or am I being too sceptical ???

  10. Peter says:

    Similar event – cold called from Palmer offering me return of fee paid and release of funds for my Diamond points. Smelt a rat when asked for all credit card details for the fee to be refunded- wanted the three degit code. When asked why it is not needed for refunds call ended. Tel contact for Palmer given as 0034 672501254. Does anyone have an address for Palmer?

  11. Margaret says:

    i was contacted by sarah Finch, and then spoke to a Daniel Craig!!!!! they wanted £980 for me to get £6000 and quoted a firm who had already told me £9150 was waiting. Checked Malaga notaries, not one of them English.

  12. Roy says:

    I have been contacted by European Notary but my contact was an Emma Davies phone number the same as you have quoted 0034603193237. She told me that she had £9200 in an account which was for the sale of my Club Class holiday package by Viva Connect. Viva Connect were the first of many “companies” who had a sale lined up for my holiday package have not contacted me to say they had made the sale which we all know they haven’t.
    However Emma wanted £1932 which was the tax due at 21% on the sales value, which would be refunded within 28 days. On receipt I would receive the £9200 within I think she said 7 days. When I asked her for the relevant tax forms she said I would receive them on receipt of the funds. She gave me all the details of where to make the payment to (a named person) but for some reason would not send the details by e-mail. I again asked for an e-mail address to confirm the details to her but she said there was no letterhead on her desk but would ring me back I am still waiting for the call and so is Emma for my money and a long wait she will have.

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