A new dubious cold caller has been brought to our attention, which apparently is the “notary” office in Corfu.
Although the timeshare owner never had any dealings with anybody in Corfu, it appears all of the sudden that their timeshare has now been sold and this notary is handling all the paperwork.
One common factor is that all the consumers at some point paid to a dubious resale company for the resale of their membership and then never heard anything back.
This notary from Corfu seems to know everything about this transaction though and claims that the sale finally has gone through.
The person calling from this office with a perfect English accent is IOANNA MAKRIANAKIS and she reconfirms the conversation by email using the address: email@example.com
In the email she explains the consumer has “administrative obligations to the Hellenic Republic”. These obligations seem to be an amount of around £800 and the timeshare owner can pay these by Money Gram to an individual with a Greek name.
All other paperwork send to the consumer is in Greek, and the only thing that one can understand from there is that they are about to receive £12000 for the timeshare when they pay the admin fees to the Greek government.
There is no address on the paperwork, no company name or notary name and all the consumer get is the above mentioned email address and a Telephone number:
+30 211 198 5556
Please note that this is not a trustworthy call and you should never pay any money to a cold caller and less if this is to a cold caller who does not identify themselves properly, know about previous frauds you were a victim of and ask for the payment through Money or similar.
If you have received a call from Ioanna Makrianakis or associated, using Telephone number 0030 2111985556 then please let us know.
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or place a comment on this blog
The so called Notary office in Corfu are very persistent with their phone calls they leave you alone for a few days and then call again. I have just had yet another phone call from a Sarah Clark who has now phoned me at least 6 times and is becoming more stroppy each time as I keep refusing to send any money and telling her I know it is a scam. Not nice people at all
I have received calls from Sarah Clark and Ana Bakas who work for the Court of Cassation in Athens!!! Unfortunately I was taken in and did send some money, and now they want more! You are right Not Nice People at all….
The Jonathan Johnstone mentioned may be the jonathan who called my mobile number twice recently claiming to represent lawyers in Devon who can help get compensation following “recent changes by the Supreme Court to protect consumers” tel +44 7724594127.
Meantime Sell My Timeshare called me once again trying to sell £99 4 star hotel weeks in Tenerife.
When will they wake up and realise they have phoned me twice before this year and I refused then as now!!
We are getting a number of cold calls from what is supposed to be the FCA ( Financial Conduct Authority) UK claiming that they have funds in an escrow account resulting from the Spanish Courts releasing Incentive Leasure funds to people defrauded by that company. This company has details of original Incentive Leasure contracts. The so called FCA asks for bank account details where this money can be paid into, but insists advance money requirements for 5% Spanish Taxes (later waived in a second or third call), but a later call for fees for 2 witnesses to a recorded telephone call of £200 each. Telephone numbers were withheld on BT phone lines. Email addresses were danielparish @ FCA. com, or later johnathanjohnstone @FCA. org.UK My investigations show that neither of these gentlemen work for the FCA. Nor is a supposed FCA Regulation number quoted JHN00481 recognized by the FCA. I have asked the Spanish Regulator if Incentive Leasure monies have been released by Spanish Courts but have not yet received an answer. Have you had similar scam calls recorded and if so what is known? Regards Walter