On 23 September 2016 Mindtimeshare published a warning about a so called lawyer and law firm, it asked the question are they for real? Their conclusion was no.
While looking at the websites, they looked very familiar, even the address was one we had seen before. While searching the Mindtimeshare website it was revealed that it was familiar, the same address has been highlighted before on 5 July 2016 for Litigar Abogados.
Both web sites show the same CIF Number: A36428761
Tel: 0800 862 0102
The address given is: Calle Duque de la Torre 29, 114, Santa Cruz, Tenerife
This address is not quite correct, it should read: Calle Duque de la Torre, 29 Arona Casco 38640 Arona Tenerife. This address is actually for Oficina del Servicio de Atención Ciudadana which is part of the Ayuntamiento or local council offices. (Checked on google maps street view).
Both websites were only registered on 14 August 2016, details of who the registrant is are hidden.
Back in July 2016 another company of so called lawyers came up on the radar, they too used the same address as above. Both websites are exactly the same as those for the above lawyers.
This other firm was known as Litigar Abogados, the So called lawyer is Manuel Amas Conde.
Both websites show the same CIF Number: A34812673
Tel: 0800 862 0140
The address given is the same as above.
Both websites registered on 6 June 2016, again registrant is hidden.
None of the websites show any registration number for any bar association, although they do state they are members of the Bar Association. If so the registration number should be shown.
On both websites in the location section, they also show the logo for the Oficina del Servicio de Atencion Ciudadana, to try and show credibility. Also on both home pages they claim 15 years of presence on the internet.
In the law section of Litigar Abogados they also show the coat of arms for the Colegio de Abogados, or the College of Lawyers which is the bar association. Above this is another logo stating 25 years of membership to the college.
On the Litigious Abogados website in the Civil Law section it shows two photographs of lawyers with the names:
I am waiting for further information on both companies and all the named lawyers, when this comes in it will be published as an update.
If you have been contacted by either of these companies Inside Timeshare would like to hear from you. Remember, lawyers would normally show Bar Registration Numbers and which College of Lawyers they are registered with, these can then be verified as to their legitimacy. This does prove that doing your research into any company that contacts you or one you may have found in the internet, is the first step in protecting yourself. If you need any help in finding information Inside Timeshare will be pleased to help.