Abogacía Española, the latest cold calling legal company from Tenerife.

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New company name for our continuously growing cold caller list, this time it is the company Abogacía Española, a supposed legal company based in Tenerife.

This company seems to have a very similar story and set up as many others we have reported on this blog in the past months. The cold call and the “imminent” court case against the consumer’s timeshare resort or company that defrauded them before. Decisions needed straight away and the insisting fact they work on a no win no fee basis.

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Abogacía Española works with different lawyers such as Fernando Roleba Holaci or Ramon Quilon Climol and their names are mentioned in their correspondence and website http://abogaciaespanola.com

But these apparent successful legal professionals cannot be found in any register of legal professionals in Spain though and as a matter of fact the names or not found anywhere!

Fernando Holaci, the “founder” of Abogacia Española also has his own website http://fernandoholaci.com.

In spite of having worked successfully in the legal profession for over 25 years he does not seem to be aware that he should quote the company registration number on the web, terms and conditions or at least a privacy statement….

The address in Tenerife is only mentioned on the correspondence, which they send to the consumer after the first call. Calle San Valentin Sanz, 16, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, España.

Contact details for Abogacia Española are an email address; abogacia@consultant.com and a “Freephone” number 0800 802 1758

After the initial calls, and numerous documents with stamps, fake registration numbers and statements on the supposed court claim, the consumer is made aware that all of the sudden “no win no fee” means they will have top ay the procurator fees or a legal fee before they can proceed or before the consumer can receive the awarded money.

PLEASE note that the above company called Abogacía Española does not exist and neither are there are lawyers called Fernando Holaci or Ramon Quilon!

If Abogacia Española or Fernando Holaci has contacted you about a court case, which is due to, take place and where you can obtain a substantial pay out, please let us know.

Do NOT provide any personal details to any cold caller and certainly do NOT pay them a penny for any services offered.

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

 

 

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Did you receive a letter or call from Efyre Consultoria (Fake)?

 

Captura de pantalla 2015-12-16 a la(s) 16.15.22Yet again we are not only talking about a pure cold calling company as we did in a recent published article as well, because the company Efyre Consultoria is also sending letters to consumers.

This letter explains that due to the foreclosure of Cash Rebate the consumer has been listed as a creditor to the company. As the company has been closed, Efyre Consultoria is appointed to pay out the money to the creditors / Certificate holders.

In order to enable them to quantify the claim, the consumer needs to send a copy of their Cash Rebate certificate and a completed form to Efyre Consultoria.

Efyre Consultoria also explains that even those who had their Cash Rebate certificate redeemed already and “failed”, they still can claim their money.

Together with the letter they include a claims form where the consumer has to fill in a lot of personal details.

Strange thing is that although Efyre Consultoria approaches the consumer by letter, they do not want the consumer to reply by post!

The copy of the certificate and the completed form have to be sent by fax 0034 95 1650 492 or email efyreconsultoria@enail.com

They inform they will be replying to the consumer in a 14-day period upon receipt of the paperwork.

Inquiries about the status of the claim can be done by phone to 0034 95 1650 491

Consumers are assured that there won’t be any charges as the company covers the costs.

Please note that there is indeed a company by this name in Malaga, but the contact details do NOT COINCIDE and neither does the name on the letter, Ramon Vega have anything to do with the real company.

This might also be the explanation to why the people sending the letter do not want replies by post, as they have copied the real address and of course…they are not there!

It won’t be the first time that a name of a real company is used to approach consumers in an attempt to take money from them for un-existing claims.

If you received a call or letter from Efyre Consultoria with regards to your Cash Rebate Certificate, please let us know.

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

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Did you receive a letter or call from ACD Solventa (Fake)?

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This time we are not only talking about a cold caller, as the company ACD Solventa is also sending letters to consumers.

This letter explains that due to the foreclosure of Cash Rebate the consumer has been listed as a creditor to the company. As the company has been closed, ACD Solventa is appointed to pay out the money to the creditors / Certificate holders.

In order to enable them to quantify the claim, the consumer needs to send a copy of their Cash Rebate certificate and a completed form to ACD Solventa.

ACD Solventa also explains that even those who had their Cash Rebate certificate redeemed already and “failed”, they still can claim their money.

Together with the letter they include a claims form where the consumer has to fill in a lot of personal details.

Strange thing is that although ACD Solventa approaches the consumer by letter, they do not want the consumer to reply by post!

The copy of the certificate and the completed form have to be sent by fax 0034 95 1650 435 or email acdsolventa@email.com

They inform they will be replying to the consumer in a 14-day period upon receipt of the paperwork.

Inquiries about the status of the claim can be done by phone to 0034 95 1650 434

Consumers are assured that there won’t be any charges as the company covers the costs.

Please note that there is indeed a company by this name in Malaga, but the contact details do NOT COINCIDE and neither does the name on the letter, Antonio Martinez have anything to do with the real company.

This might also be the explanation to why the people sending the letter do not want replies by post, as they have copied the real address and of course…they are not there!

It won’t be the first time that a name of a real company is used to approach consumers in an attempt to take money from them for un-existing claims.

If you received a call or letter from ACD Solventa with regards to your Cash Rebate Certificate, please let us know.

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

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Harris Claims Services, calling on behalf of the Bank of Spain.

captura-de-pantalla-2016-09-13-a-las-16-04-35Must sound really “important” when one receives a call from a person who claims to be calling on behalf of the main bank in Spain.

That is what happens when a consumer receives a call from Harris Claims Services.

The agent from Harris Claims Services is calling from a Spanish number +34 910051086 and states he has been appointed by the bank of Spain to contact consumers who have been victim of a fraud.

He explains that the company who defrauded the consumer has been taken to court and money has been awarded to the victims, and the bank of Spain is holding this money in their account.

Paying the admin fees and taxes of around €1500 will give the consumer a substantial pay out ordered by the judge and all this without the consumer even knowing this was going on!

As Harris Claims Services understands the consumer will be reluctant to such story, the agent even provides a telephone number of the Holiday Timeshare Watchdog 0203 813 9694 where the consumer can verify that this is all true.

Main issue here is that we have heard it all before!

And yet again we can confirm that there is no such company as Harris Claims Services in Spain, there are no court cases against fraudulent companies where money is awarded to the victims without the victim knowing there is a case, and last but certainly not least, there is no such thing as a Holiday Timeshare Watchdog!

So if you received a call from Harris Claims Services 0034 91 0051086 or were referred to this Holiday Watchdog on 02038139694 than please do let us know.

Email us or simply leave a comment on the blog.

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Harwood Jones Consulting, cold calls and guaranteed claims

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Harwood Jones Consulting (www.harwoodjonesconsulting.com) appears to be a new name on the cold caller list, but when researching their way of acting it seems only to be the name that is new.

Their pitch, their emails, their invitations and their paperwork are all the same as we have seen before from other companies. Companies, which “coincidentally” stopped cold calling at the same time as Harwood Jones Consulting started their campaign.

One of these companies is Anderson Read Consultancy, about whom we wrote an article in October this year, and who claimed to be calling on behalf of RSB legal.

Harwood Jones Consulting also claim they are calling on behalf of RSB Legal, and surprise surprise they invite people to the same place in Redditch as Anderson Read!

These meetings take several hours, and most of the time is of course spent on convincing the consumer how they have been “mis sold” and how they can claim back all the money they paid to the timeshare company.

The claim they offer against the timeshare resort would be on a no-win, no-fee basis with precedes split 70:30 for the consumer.

In addition to reclaiming a refund of the costs, RSB Legal offers also to relinquish the timeshare contract but this would involve a fee (~£10,000!).

The consumer can pay £1000 on the day and the balance in 10 days following the agreement. They do mention these costs could be included in the claim as well, so this would be “recovered” in the end.

As you can see, same story, same place, and no doubt, the same people.

If Harwood Jones Consulting has approached you as well on a cold call for a meeting invitation with RSB Legal, then please do let us know.

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

 

 

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#Timeshare Cold Caller List for November 2016

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Dear All,

The new Cold Caller list for November 2016 is finally here.

This past month of November we counted 64 cold calling companies and from these 64 there were 20 new company names!

For a complete list of the cold callers from November 2016 you can go to the following link:

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We have seen appearing many companies who pretend to be banks from Spain such as La Caixa or Caja Rural, and we also continue to receive inquiries from consumers who have been called by the different (fake) Courts in Spain.

The following company names are the ones we detected new in November 2016:

  • Cajamar Caja Rural (FAKE)
  • Central Court Madrid
  • Civil Courts Madrid
  • Consulting 1983 Grown
  • De Bessa Gusmao
  • Efyre Consultoria
  • EU Consulting
  • European Documentation Center
  • Harris Claims Services
  • Harwood Jones Consulting
  • HB Legal Consultants
  • Hotel and Timeshare Advice
  • Kirby & Jordan Solicitors
  • Malaga Magistrates Courts
  • Midfield Partner & Co
  • Samuelsons and Company ltd
  • Samuelsons Legal Services
  • Selwyn, Mason and Dock
  • Smithfield & Partners (FAKE)
  • Sun Travel

Please do not let your guard down with any unsolicited call, for as pleasant and even professional the person on the other end may sound!

Special attention as well with calls from people / companies who seem to hold a lot of information about you, including information on frauds you suffered in the past.

If a company mentioned on our cold caller lists has approached you, please let us know. If a company has contacted you and you cannot find their name on our lists, we are of course very interested as well.

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Please email us with the details of the calls to customercare@mindtimeshare.com or use our new Contact Us Form 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all consumers who have taken the time and effort to send us information on the cold calls received throughout the year.

Kind regards

Customer Care

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De Bessa Gusmao again a dubious lawyer from Barcelona handing out money.

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A new caller on the list. On the list of dubious companies that is, and under the name of De Bessa Gusmao.

This gentleman says he has a lawyer’s office in Barcelona. According to De Bessa Gusmao has his law firm has years of experience in the field of timeshare and related activities.

They have therefor insight into the database of “registered timeshare owners”. This database is not known to anyone, but obviously it sounds credible when you are cold called and you wonder where he or she found your information.

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The task of De Bessa Gusmao is to help timeshare owners who have been defrauded by impostors and help these consumers / victims to recover funds. This is done in the following manner:

They shall compile a file on the basis of the information submitted by the interested parties; then they consider the case and decide if there is a possibility to recover funds; if so, the file is submitted to the authorized court.

Coincidentally everyone always has a chance to recover money. And it goes surprisingly quick as well as within a few weeks everything has been processed by the courts and miraculously the consumers will be paid a substantial amount of money.

The amount allocated is from then on in a fiduciary bank account of the court in the name of the beneficiary and cannot be touched. The fees for De Bessa Gusmao are paid directly by the court. But there are other court and administration fees that need to be settled first and cannot be deducted from the awarded amount.

The “catch” in these set-ups is not always easy to discover but because the above is not the first time we hear this, we know what will happen.

Consumers indeed get the “confirmation” that the court has made a positive statement. And sometimes there is also another “copy” of the bank account where the money is waiting until the consumers satisfies the invoice for the court and administration fees.

Once consumers pay these costs via a bank transfer all of a sudden all kinds of tax bills surface, expenses for registration numbers. You name it; there is no end to the payment requests.

Research has shown that there are no lawyer’s offices under the name De Bessa Gusmao, and no lawyer is registered in Spain with this name.

The address in Barcelona is supposedly the Carrer dels Capellans 52, 08002, but this is untraceable and he is calling from a mobile number (0034) 603 251 372

Email: info@debessagusmao.com

The website itself is www.debessagusmao.com and was registered in August this year.

All in all this supposed law firm is certainly not to be trusted and we strongly advise not to disclose any payments to these people.

There are no lawyers who called De Bessa Gusmao and there are no lawsuits done by this office.

If you already received a call from De Bessa Gusmao from his mobile 0034603251372 let us know!

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

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