The month of April has passed and we have detected a total of 88 active companies in this month.
A very similar number to other months, although there were “only” 11 new companies brought to our attention.
The full list of the 88 active cold callers can be found on the following link:
We are not sure if this might be the influence of the “Operation Storm” which was recently done on the Costa del Sol and closed down in one go a whole range of these fraudulent companies.
But nobody should certainly let the guard down on any cold caller and be extremely alert with those who seem to know everything about your membership, your previous dealings with dubious companies or ask for upfront payments.
The 11 names of the New companies detected in April are:
Abraham & Loudes (http://wp.me/p1kmoi-1xS)
Lawrence Read Consultancy (http://wp.me/p1kmoi-1xY)
Lopez & Donaldson
Oficina Notarial Ignacio Balastro Roca (http://wp.me/p1kmoi-1y6)
Oficina Notarial Luis Ribera Suarez (http://wp.me/p1kmoi-1y2)
P Hall Recovery Solutions
Turner & Barnet
If you are contacted by a cold caller regarding your Timeshare or Holiday Ownership, please let us know. The information we would appreciate is their name, telephone number and what the offer consists of.
Many thanks for your kind cooperation.
I received a cold call today, June 3rd from Catherine Sanderson at Delta Litigation, based in Fuengirola, Spain.
She said that before Instant Access went into receivership in the UK, the directors transferred large amounts of funds to their Spanish company, which was a fraudulent act. She went on to say that
the Spanish courts have frozen the assets of IA Spain and also the personal assets of all of the directors, who were the same people who were directors of IA UK.
She said that the Spanish judges are paying out compensation on a ‘first come first served’ basis, and that I should send copies of all my receipts and documents for them to be ‘assessed’ to see if I had a case for a compensation claim. This ‘assessment’ was free but they would take 10% of any funds recovered as their fee. They also ‘offered’ an alternative to the 10% in that I could pay them an up-front payment of £800 if I preferred, but that this was ‘up to me’.
They clearly have gained access to the IA details as she was accurate in describing how much the reservation and joining fees had been and the names of the various IA developments, so well researched and informed would be my view.
Unfortunately, her almost throw away mention of the up-front fee of £800 lit up all my red warning lights, so I too did some research of my own on Google and found http://www.mindtimeshare.com which when I put ‘Instant Access’ into its search function, a whole load of blogs came up, all with similar stories to mine. Some unfortunate people had actually paid out money and are trying to get it back. Good luck with that!
All I can say to others is that if ANYONE cold calls you and mentions Instant Access and the possibility of getting some money back, DON’T DO ANYTHING until you have spent three days researching them and DEFINITELY don’t pay out any money, by ANY means, credit card, bank transfer, Paypal or cash.
They all sound completely legitimate, well informed, sympathetic, well-spoken and very convincing. Actually they are just con artists!
If Delta Litigation attempts to call you please report them to the Police.
You should give the following Crime Reference Number:
Detective Constable Garside is working on the case.
Her e-mail is; Vicky.Garside@Surrey.pnn.police.uk
Telephone Number: 014836–37746
I was contacted by phone a week ago by an English speaking lady, who said she was acting on behalf of the Spanish Government in Madrid, after the liquidation of Club Class Concierge. She knew that I had 2 ‘cashback’ certificates (registered in Gibralta), and said that the Spanish Government were disposing of the cash left by the liquidation, and that their legal team would call to take details. I made an excuse (to give me some thinking time), and they are due to call me mid-June. Do you have any knowledge of this, and is it yet another scam?
Any information would be most helpful.