Last June 2013, the Spanish National Police arrested 3 people Joerg FU, Rogerio SF e Irina B – as the alleged responsible of hundreds cases of fraud and falsifications of documents.
We heard about this news a couple of weeks ago, but we were not allowed to publish this due to the fact the investigations were still ongoing by the relevant authorities.
This gang of alleged fraudsters has used NINE different fraudulent companies.
The gang which was operating from Fuengirola on the Spanish Costa del Sol, allegedly defrauded over 600.000€ from Timeshare Consumers throughout whole Europe.
The names of the nine FAKE companies used to commit this fraud are:
– LEON CARDENAL – http://bit.ly/1i4MIdP
– GALANS SANZ – http://bit.ly/M63A8N
– NOTARIA SILVA FREITAS DE LA FUENTE
– NOTARIA J FELIX UEHLINGER
– ALONDRA Y CALINDA – http://bit.ly/1d57fKf
– BUFETE ALVAREZ Y VELAZQUEZ – http://bit.ly/L3Doea
– ASOCIACION HERNANDEZ Y SUAREZ
– UBEDA FELIX Y ASOCIADOS – http://bit.ly/1frbO4m
– CALLEJO GARCIA SL – http://bit.ly/1aDcDdd
As you can see by the links we provide behind the name of the companies, Mindtimeshare already published numerous articles about the companies that were raided by the police.
This police operation was done after the Association Mindtimeshare filed an official report at the police on the Costa del Sol.
This Group of very active (alleged) fraudsters has been very active between the years 2011 and 2013, and this was all done from their base on the Costa del Sol.
Basically their “modus operandi”, was a cold call to the owners of a Timeshare Membership, making them believe the call came from a prestigious Lawyers Office in Spain. The Timeshare or Holiday Club owner was lead to believe the Spanish Courts had ruled against their timeshare / holiday company and consequently blocked a certain amount of money to be paid out to the Timeshare owner, as supposed “victim” of this Holiday Company.
All these lawyers’ offices were fake, and set up with the sole objective to defraud innocent timeshare owners out of their money. They made up the names, the addresses and locations. They created elaborated websites to provide credibility to the lawyer’s office, and made their victims believe they were really talking to genuine lawyers and their case was real.
The criminals told their victims that the Court House had appointed them as Spanish Lawyers to liaise with the victims for the transfer of the awarded money. They provided numerous (fake) documents to the timeshare owner to support their story, supposedly submitted by the court.
The actual fraud was that these fake lawyers would ask for a (upfront) payment, between 1500 and 4000€, for different issues such as taxes, lawyers and notary fees, court admin fees, etc. This money had to be paid prior to “release” the awarded amount by the court, and the tax charges were always slightly higher.
In order to give the whole story more credibility, the alleged criminals would send fake documents which supposedly were submitted by the “Ministerio de Economía y Hacienda” the Spanish Tax Offices.
This case is now handled by the Court of Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
Mindtimeshare would like to congratulate the Group II of the Fraud Squad at the Malaga Police Headquarters for their excellent job!
We also would like to remind everybody who has been a victim of the above mentioned companies, to contact us by email. You can write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org