Did you receive a cold call from Catmar Power Legals?

A dubious company seems to be cold calling consumers who have been defrauded in the past by several bogus resale companies and so called “legal companies” that would recover the money for them.

Now it is Catmar Power Legals that yet again approach consumers, victims of frauds, to tell them the money has been recovered on their behalf and waiting to be transferred to their accounts.

The agent from this company Catmar Power Legals is called Malcolm Daniels.

Malcolm Danielsis one of those people that seem to know all about the frauds the consumer suffered in the past.

He comes up with a substantial amount, which supposedly has been recovered through the Spanish courts.

The consumer will have to pay a 5% over the awarded amount in order to release the money.

This money needs to be paid into a bank account on the Costa del Sol in Spain.

Telephone number for Catmar Power Legals is a Spanish mobile 0034603354541

So far we have not found any company registered under this name.

If you received a call from Catmar Power Legals, please do send us your feedback.

You can do this through the CONTACT US form or by placing a comment on this blog.




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New cold calling Claims Company by the name of Contracts and Arbitration Experts.

A new cold calling Claims Company has been brought to our attention this week, under the name of Contracts and Arbitration Experts.

This company contacts out of the blue consumers who already were in contact previously with other so-called claims companies and who never ever had any claim done.

Contract and Arbitration Experts do seem to know all about these “failed” claims and offer a new no win no fee claim on behalf of the Consumer.

The company Contracts and Arbitration Experts was registered at the Spanish Companies House in November 2017.

As company activity they have registered themselves as an administration company, preparation of documentation and photocopying.

In their follow up paperwork it becomes clear they are actually handling only Consumer Act claims.

The act75 is a UK protection law that allows consumers to claim a refund for credit card payments, but why would you open a company in Spain for something that is done in the UK?

On their Website http://www.carbexperts.com, they don’t provide a company address and the telephone numbers used are UK numbers 0207 183 0267 and 0800 802 1709

They also have a contact form but the website does not display any type of Privacy Statement so you don’t really know where your personal details will end up.

Correspondence from the company Contracts and Arbitration Experts are received from the following email addresses: info@carbexperts.com and carbexpertsinfo@gmail.com

If you received any calls from the company Contracts and Arbitration Experts we would like to have your feedback.

You can reach us through the CONTACT US form or just place a comment on this blog.


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Avez-vous reçu un appel de ‘Progreso & Gestion (FAUX) faisant une offre pour vendre votre multipropriété?

Une nouvelle société de revente a été reportée sous le nom Progreso & Gestion (faux) basé en Madrid, Espagne.

Le faux société Progreso & Gestion contacte les Membres de multipropriété par téléphone et leur raconte qu’une société est intéressée par l’acquisition de leurs semaines et le prix offert est bien au-dessus du prix du marché actuel.

La personne de contact du Progreso & Gestion est Juan Perez.

Selon les témoignages reçus de certains Membres, l’acheteur qui soi-disant serait intéressé par le rachat de leurs semaines, est une entreprise importante internationale, Tiens Group basé en Chine, et Progreso & Gestion fournit même aux Membres un contrat qui semble confirmer cela.

Comme à l’accoutumé avec ce genre d’affaires, Progreso & Gestion demande au Membre to payer des frais à l’avance, et encore une fois, nous nous posons la question de savoir comment est-il possible que ces personnes ne soient pas au courant de la Directive Européenne en matière de multipropriété qui confirme clairement que les demandes de frais à l’avance ne sont pas permises lorsqu’il s’agit de revente de semaines en temps partagé.

Cela ressemble aux agissements de toutes les autres compagnies de revente qui se créent et disparaissent continuellement, et nous déconseillons vivement de payer de l’argent à ce genre de société.


Si vous avez été contactés par Progreso & Gestion (faux) par le numéro +0034 911 23 15 11 avec cette offre ou une offre similaire, merci de nous le faire savoir.

Vous pouvez nous envoyer un email à customercare@mindtimeshare.com ou laisser vos commentaires ici sur notre blog. Dans les deux cas, nous vous répondrons avec davantage d’informations.


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Have you received a cold call from Progreso & Gestion (fake) with the offer to sell your timeshare?

A new cold calling Resale Company has been spotted by the name of Progreso & Gestion (fake).

Progreso & Gestion (fake) contact timeshare owners, mainly French speaking owners, by cold call and tell them a story about a corporate buyer (Tines Group from China) which they have already waiting, keen on purchasing their weeks, and the price offered is well over the current market price.

The contact person from Progreso & Gestion is a Mr. Juan Perez

As to reports received from consumers, the buyer that supposedly is interested to purchase their weeks is a big international company; Tiens Group and Progreso & Gestion (fake) provide the consumer even with a contract that seems to evidence this.

As usual with this kind of business, Progreso & Gestion (fake) asks the consumer to pay an upfront fee, and once more we ask ourselves how it is possible that these people do not know about the European Timeshare Directive, which states clearly that requests for upfront fees are not allowed when offering resale of timeshare weeks.

We would say this looks the same as all the other resale companies that pop up and disappear continuously, and we would certainly not recommend paying any money to such a company.


If you were contacted by Progreso & Gestion (fake) from Telephone Number +0034 911 23 15 11 with this or a similar offer, please let us know.

You can either e-mail us to customercare@mindtimeshare.com or leave your comment here on our blog. In both cases we will shortly come back to you with more information.


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Timeshare Cold Callers March 2018


Dear All,

Happy Easter!

The new cold caller list has been elaborated and for the month of March 2018 we counted the amount of 60 companies cold calling consumers and from the 60 there are 22 new company names on the list.

An active month for many of these dubious companies.

For a complete list of names please click on the following link:

Mindtimeshare Cold Callers March 2018

Main cold callers continue to be the so-called “Claims Companies” and fake legal companies.

The new company names are as follows:

When receiving a cold call, always be careful with providing the caller even more personal details during the conversation.

You don’t know who is calling so you don’t know where this information will end up!

Always check the company details, contact numbers, and ask for clear and full information by email.

Remember, if it sounds to good to be true, it usually is!

Thanks to all consumers who took the time to write to us this month and send us all the information about the cold callers that made possible to elaborate this list.

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WARNING! Fake lawyers Manuel Hidualdo from Tenerife are actively cold calling!

A new fake lawyer has been detected by the name of Manuel Hidualdo Abogados.

Different name, same story though as the cold call is yet again about an imminent court claim against a timeshare resort or fraudulent company, and the consumer being able to join the claim.

In order to do so he does need to pay a procurator fee of around 750 euros.

This procurator fee is only the first payment request of a long and sad story of cheating people out of their money until they realize they are being defrauded.

The layout and text of the website http://manuelhidualdo.com doesn’t leave much doubt that this is yet another name of the large group of fake lawyers mentioned on this blog already.

Have a look at the long list of fake names and their contact details used so far by clicking on this LINK

Contact details used for Manuel Hidualdo Abogados are:

4 Calle de S. Francisco, Santa Cruz, 38002, Tenerife

Freephone: 0800 802 1746 or Tenerife Tel: 0034 822 685 013 and and
 0034 822 685 088

Email: manuel-hidualdo@consultant.com 
email: hidualdo-uk-claimants@consultant.com

Please note that this is a SCAM!

If you received a call from the fake lawyers office, Manuel Hidualdo Abogados, do let us know and do NOT pay any money to them!

You can reach us through the CONTACT US form or by leaving a comment on this blog.

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Cold Caller alert of FAKE lawyer De la Rubia Benitez from Madrid.

There is not much information available on the cold calling lawyer De la Rubia Benitez, but with the few details we have we can say this is not to be trusted!

Lawyers do not cold call consumers, and certainly not to inform them about a court claim that has taken place already and where money has been awarded to the absent consumer.


The representative from this lawyer’s office called De La Rubia Benitez is cold calling with such story.

The telephone number used is a Spanish Mobile 0034 603 263 268

The address they say their offices are based is: 1 Calle de Espoz y Mina, 28012, MADRID

If you received a dubious call from this (fake) lawyer’s office called De la Rubia Benitez, please let us know!

You can reach us through the CONTACT US form or place a comment on this blog.

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