Inside Timeshare received from another reader more information on the group of fake lawyers operating out of Tenerife, these are known by various names which we have been publishing since September 2016.
Luckily for this particular gentleman he found the information about them on Inside Timeshare before he paid them any money. He was completely taken in by them, believing the official looking letters and a copy of the court document showing the case had been lodged. For some reason he decided to check the internet and came across one of our articles on Abel Garcia Abogados, after seeing this he contacted us for confirmation.
It was the images of all the other documents we have been receiving over the past 6 months or so which we published in our articles that drew his attention. After all, they were just like the ones he had received.
Another fact was that we had highlighted the name of a director, Keith Baker, this name has been used in other documents but for different timeshare companies. These have included: Silverpoint / ; Club la Costa and Diamond. In each case he is the director and has pleaded guilty to the mis-selling of the timeshares. His personal and business assets in Spain and the Canary Islands have also been seized in order to punish him and pay back those he sold to.
It just seems strange that the same person is a director of separate and competing timeshare companies, (although in one he is named as Keith Balker, possibly a typo). Well, for a director of a timeshare company to plead guilty in court on these charges is, as far as we know unheard of.
The latest letter from Abel Garcia, in the second paragraph states the following:
“As you have been informed, following a ground breaking ruling against, Resort Properties S.L on Tuesday 10th March 2015, one of the directors Mr Keith Baker pleaded guilty to the indictment of the Spanish civil code. The High Courts of Santa Cruz declared 28 of our clients’ contracts NULL AND VOID & seized Mr Baker´s assets & personal accounts in Spain & the Canary Islands.”
Now the other strange thing is, this gentleman was told by Abel Garcia in the introductory letter that the case had been lodged with the court, but he had no idea he had instituted the legal proceedings in the first place. So the question is how did this “law firm” lodge the case in the client’s name when he did not instruct them or give power of attorney to the “law firm”?
He also received two emails, first this one:
From: Abel Garcia [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Thursday, April 6
Subject: Claims Department
I hereby attach a letter with some good news from one of our Lawyers Mr Ramon Quena Cinol
Assuring you of our best attention at all times, we would like to send you our best regards.
Kindly confirm receipt of this Email and the attachment.
Lucia Nohemi Carlitos
PDF of attached letter: Abel letter judgement
Then around 10 days later:
From: Abel Garcia [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Friday, April 21
Subject: Santa Cruz Claims
We are pleased to inform you that an official lodgment has successfully been implemented. Your case can now be pursued with the Santa Cruz courts should you wish to proceed.
Our Lawyer’s office will then liaise with you every step of the way until final settlement is obtained. We have been informed that there are very strong grounds for compensation.
Assuring you of our best attention at all times, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your involvement thus far and send you our best regards.
This email is confidential and intended for the named recipient only. If you have received this email in error, please notify us immediately and delete the email. You must not copy, distribute, disclose or take any action in reliance on it. This email message and any attached files have been scanned for the presence of any computer viruses.
© 2013 Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Tenerife. Todos los derechos reservados.
European Union Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC
PDF of attached letter: Abel Letter Intro
The name of the sender on the second has been seen before and is in a previous article, the second name Lucia Nohemi Carlitos is a new one.
At least this is one UK resident and timeshare owner who has been saved thousands of pounds by just getting inquisitive and doing his homework and due diligence!
We have said it before and we will say it again, unless you have personally instructed a legitimate law firm to act on your behalf, you do not have any claim waiting to be heard at court. This gentleman’s story is a stark reminder of DO YOUR HOMEWORK AND DUE DILIGENCE.
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