Legitimous and Juan Luis Partalabo, new names same dubious pitch!


Yes another so called legal company and lawyer are approaching timeshare consumers who have been cheated before, using the name of Legitimous or Legitimos Abogados in Spanish.

Legitimous cold calls and offers the consumer to recover the money he lost in the past, through an imminent court case that is already scheduled for a date in a very near future.

It is important the consumer takes a decision straight away if he wants to participate in what seems to be a successful case from the start.

Assets have been frozen, and Legitimous already knows it is a matter of days and the court will rule in favour of those who entered the claim.

Juan Luis Partalabo is the lawyer who is acting in the case and he will be contacting the consumer as well.

The case is handled on a no win no fee basis, but there are though certain costs that need to be covered to enter the claim and these need to be paid by the consumer. An amount of around £800 is required but this can be recovered afterwards as well.

Legitimous has a website, but when you visit www.legitimous.com there isn’t really much to see as it doesn’t seem to have been developed at all.


But Juan Luis Partalabo does have a proper website www.juanluispartalabo.com where you can find his address as well: Valentín Sanz, 16, number 14, 291B, Santa Cruz, Tenerife

The Telephone number: 0034 822 250 496
 and two email addresses legitimos.abogados@consultant.com or juan.partalabo@consultant.com

Please note that there are no companies or lawyers registered in Tenerife nor the entire of Spain by the name of Legitimous, Legitimos Abogados or Juan Luis Partalabo.

Neither is there any upcoming court cases run in Tenerife where you can join in after being contacted on a cold call out of the blue by these apparent non-existing companies.

If you have been approached by Legitimous, Legitimos Abogados or maybe Juan Luis Partalabo directly then please let us know.

Do not pay any money towards cold calling companies who promise court claims over the phone!

You can email us at customercare@mindtimeshare.com or place a comment on the blog

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Cold Caller alert for a company called Wilson & Co.


New cold caller who seems to becoming very active, using the name Wilson & Co.

The cold caller states he is contacting the timeshare consumer concerning payment of funds obtained through the Spanish Courts. The contact Telephone number is 0207 043 1918.

The amount concerned is between £19000 or £23750.

No money is asked for on the first contact, but the second time the agent comes up with a story of the consumer being a ‘risk’ and that his name has been flagged as needing to send tax payment before funds would be released.

These taxes can be paid by bank transfer to an account in the name of an individual, supposedly connected to the offices from Wilson & Co.

Please note that this is a scam, and there is NO such thing as money awarded through the courts and tax payments to individuals to release the awarded money.

If you have been approached by Wilson & Co from their number 02070431918 please do let us know.

You can email us at customercare@mindtimeshare.com or place a comment on this blog

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#Timeshare Cold Callers September 2016

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Dear All,

October has started and that means we are producing the September Cold caller list and publish the names of all those companies who have contacted consumers over the past month by “unexpected” telephone calls.

The count for this month stands on 58 Cold Calling companies of which 10 companies are new names on the list.

The complete list can be found on the following PDF:

Mindtimeshare Cold Caller list September 2016 PDF

It has been surprising to see how this month a lot of companies who were inactive for months, have started again a cold call campaign and seem to do another attempt of getting money from consumers they contacted before and also duped before!

As with any of these calls, always be very careful with the information you give out to these people and don’t ever trust anybody who seems to know you have been defrauded before, as the most likely option is that they are the same people!

The 10 new company names on the list of September 2016 are:

  • Asset Recovery Solutions                                     http://wp.me/p1kmoi-1OG
  • Emilio Leyes Catillianos                                       http://wp.me/p1kmoi-1OV
  • Exclusive Breaks Away
  • Fund Agreement Service
  • Holiday Ownership Advise Line
  • Litigious Lawyers -Litigious Abogados             http://wp.me/p1kmoi-1OV
  • Minfin-GR – Court of Cassatio                            http://wp.me/p1kmoi-1OL
  • Pana Travel Online – Pana Travel Agency        http://wp.me/p1kmoi-1OC
  • Select Resolutions
  • Yes Travel

We would like to take the opportunity to remind all our followers / readers that we are also present on twitter @Mindtimeshare and on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/Mindtimeshare.official

On both social media we post not only the blog articles we write but also other timeshare / Holiday ownership related news that we have selected from the press.

Please follow us on Twitter or give us a LIKE on Facebook if you don’t want to miss out!

Thanks to everybody who has send us information this month about the cold callers!

Kind regards

Customer Care

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Leisure Claims, is this a wolf in sheep’s clothing?


Many Club Class members were surprised this week with yet another unexpected email, this time from a company called Leisure Claims.

Leisure Claims presents themselves in the email as an independent “No-Win No-Fee” claims company that specialise in seeking financial recompense for holiday club members and pack owners who believe that their initial purchase was incorrectly sold or that a breach of contract may have occurred.

Leisure Claims brings some good news, especially to those who have been trying to get a refund under the Consumer act for their purchase into Club Class, and found the claim denied because they paid to a “third party” in the name of Imagen Sinergica.

Leisure Claims states on their website: “that unlike any of our competitors, Leisure Claims has exclusive access to highly confidential documentation that proves a clear association between Club Class and Imagen Sinergica SL, which addresses this very common pitfall and ensures a fail safe claim process…”

This sounds like good news, but on the other hand it does sound strange as well, that they as the only ones were able to establish this link between Club Class and Imagen Sinergica when nobody was able to do this for years.

Who are Leisure Claims?

Their website www.leisureclaims.com has been registered some time ago, but the actual web has been inactive until later this year. On the website there is no Company identification, no address, no registration number, nothing. Neither are there any Terms and Conditions or Privacy statement to protect those filling in the contact form.

Contact details: Tel. 0203 519 3526 Email. info@leisureclaims.com and Email. claims@leisureclaims.com

And a post box address:

P.O. Box 561, Suite 6, G7 Cornwall´s Centre Gibraltar

This address in Gibraltar is exactly the same one as used by many companies belonging to the Club Class Group.

On the email they send out it mentions another detail.

Administered by Owners Action LLC

Corporation Division Capital Way South P.O. Box 40234 Olympia

Washington State 98504 0234 USA

Reg No. 602804215

Owners Action LLC is actually a company, which is directly connected to Club Class and ITRA.

And there you go! No wonder they have “exclusive” access to background information on Imagen Sinergica! It was their own marketer in Tenerife using this third party payment provider!

But why then after all these years has nobody from Club Class given this information to the numerous consumers almost begging them for information so they could do their own claim?

Why was this information withheld and are they now “willing” to share?

Because they want a percentage over the awarded claim? How dubious does that sound?

How much longer will this Club Class story continue without the authorities taking action once and for all?

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Can you trust a firm that says it can get rid of your timeshare — for a price?


Today’s Daily Mail has published an article about ITRA the International Timeshare Refund Action.

Yet again, the subject about the services ITRA offers and the many consumers they leave behind without getting this service, in spite of having paid large amounts of money for it, has hit the newspapers.

You can read the full article on the following link: ‪dailym.ai/2d1TXsd 

For all the information about ITRA and connected companies, published on our Mindtimeshare blog please go to https://mindtimeshare.me/?s=ITRA

As mentioned in the Daily Mail’s article, one of the latest set ups seems to be the company European Claims Centre or ECC.

European Claims Centre is active in the UK but they also opened an office in Benalmadena on the Costa del Sol in Spain.

Although they don’t mention their links to ITRA, sharing the same addresses and inviting people through the same companies such as Timeshare Release doesn’t leave much space for doubts.

If you have been in contact with ITRA, the ECC / European Claims Centre or any other connected company and need help or advice, please email us at customercare@mindtimeshare.com or place a comment on the blog

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Emilio Leyes Catillianos and Litigious lawyers, are they for real?


The question if Litigious Lawyers, or their appointed lawyers Mr. Emilio Catillianos are for real, is something we hear a lot recently.

The answer is no. This is not for real, and consumers should be extremely careful with providing any personal details to any cold caller and this includes the above-mentioned company and person.

The cold call from Litigious Lawyers, or as they are called in Spanish Litigious Abogados, comes as a surprise, but it appears to be a nice one.

The caller on the phone presents himself as somebody working for a lawyer’s office in Tenerife, Litigious Lawyers and handling numerous successful court claims against bogus companies that were active in the past.

The consumer on the phone has been selected as the caller from Litigious lawyers seems to know already that the consumer was duped by a certain company, and coincidentally this company is now taken to court.

The consumer can be included in the claim and this will be on a no win no fee basis.

That sounds of course great, and there is nothing to lose! Or is there?

After the initial call things really go very quickly. Taken in account court claims take years and years in Spain, the court in Tenerife seems to be up to speed indeed and the matter is actually handled in no time.

When the good news is brought to the consumer, there is though a fee to pay, which he can do by bank transfer into a bank account of a supposed lawyer or notary.


There is no documentation to back up any of the statements from this company Litigious Lawyers or the solicitor Emilio Leyes Catillianos. But who cares? A large sum of money is on the way to the consumer!

Obviously the above is all untrue and no consumer has ever received any money from any similar set up.

The contact details from Litigious lawyers or Litigious Abogados are telephone 0800 862 0102 and email litigiouslawyers@consultant.com

There are 2 websites www.litigiousabogados.com and www.emiliocatillianos.com both registered in the past month.

Address quoted for their offices: Calle Duque de la Torre 29, 114, Santa Cruz, Tenerife, España.

There is no company registration or ID on any of the websites, no privacy statement and nothing that indicates who they are.

If Litigious Lawyers or Emilio Leyes Catillianos has approached you, then please do let us know.

You can email us at customercare@mindtimeshare.com or place a comment on the blog



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Tenco Management paying out compensation claims through the Bank of Spain.

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The company Tenco Management has been cold calling actively over the past weeks, with a lot of information by phone but really not much by email or any other ways.

The agent from Tenco Management explains that they are compiling files to go to the courts to recover funds for consumers who have been duped by fraudulent companies in the past.  As Tenco Management explains, there was a raid on the Costa del Sol over a year ago and now the courts have ruled that all victims have to be paid back their money and a large compensation as well.

Amounts around £25.000 are mentioned for each victim!

Those consumers who show their doubts about such compensation pay out and the actual company Tenco Management are told they can telephone the Holiday Timeshare Watchdog on 0203 813 9694 to learn of Tenco’s credentials.

Of course there is a catch in all this, and son it becomes clear that the money awarded to the victims is not paid out just like that.

The agent kindly explains there are four different options to receive the compensation including flying out to Spain, engaging a Spanish solicitor, working through an English solicitor or using the services of Tenco.

Inevitably at that point significant funds are required (some up-front) to get the recovery process started with the Bank of Spain, which apparently holds the monies recovered from the scammers.

Please note that there is no such thing as a company paying out compensations through the bank of Spain, and certainly the courts or the bank does not appoint Tenco Management.

There have been no compensations awards in Spain and if ever you would be identified as a victim of a fraud, the police and the judge would contact you PRIOR to the court case so you could testify against the criminals, not months after to “receive awarded money”.

Neither is there a company or office called the Holiday Timeshare Watchdog!

As mentioned, Tenco Management does a lot of calls but they don’t really send any emails, and try to get it all sorted over the phone.

The number they use is 0034 951 203 595

Their email address is tencomanagementinfo@gmail.com and at some point they did mention an address in Malaga over the phone, which would be Calle Corrigidor Jeronimo Valenzuela 3, Malaga, 29640

If you received a telephone call from Tenco Management or the Holiday Timeshare Watchdog we would like to hear from you.

You can email us at customercare@mindtimeshare.com or place a comment on this blog


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