Was registered on 8 November 2017 and is under a privacy registration through GoDaddy.
There are also a few new “lawyers” names to add to the previous ones, along with new faces, these are:
According to their website, the firm was founded on Monday 2 July 1990, by Manuel Cilavoz Varintos, which is again the same precise date as all the others. Which is not surprising as the websites are identical apart from the name of the law firm, the lawyers names, emails and address, even the logo is very similar to previous ones.
This address is genuine, but according to google street view the plaques on the wall for the two lawyers offices situated there do not show these names. So once again could the actual law firms located there know that their address is being used?
They show 2 telephone numbers, the freephone number which is UK, but through the internet can be answered anywhere in the world. The other looks like a Santa Cruz de Tenerife premium rate number.
Freephone: 0800 802 1662
Tenerife Tel: 0034 822 680 088
Again the email addresses given are for the free email service consultants.com so are not even linked to the website.
The procedure is the same as all the other “fake firms” which have been highlighted in the past, your timeshare company is being taken to court, usually within the next few weeks, you can be part of this case, but a fee will need to be paid to the Procurador.
Within weeks of this being paid you will receive a document stating that the director (could it be one of the old names or possibly a new one), pleaded guilty and the court has awarded you a substantial amount. You may also receive a copy of the court cheque with your name on it and the amount. But again to release this money taxes will need to be paid, usually around 21% of the awarded amount.
Once this has been paid, if the old scam is running the same, you will receive an envelope posted from Tenerife airport, this will have a copy of the court document awarding you the money. The problem is the envelope will be open and the cheque missing.
As in the previous scams, another company will be in touch stating they have been appointed by the court to investigate the missing cheque and get the money back from the bank. Just wondering if the cheque has been cashed by that gang of Romanians again?
Obviously, this new company will also want paying before they can work on retrieving the money for you.
Remember, unless you have instructed a law firm of lawyer to start proceedings on your behalf, you will not have a case in court. Also cases do not get heard that quickly, most will take around 14 months to actually get to court.
There is also the point of taxes to be paid on the awarded amounts, this is not true, there are no taxes to be paid. As for the Romanian gang cashing the cheques, courts do not issue cheques, we wait to see if they are still using the bank Banesto, which has not existed since 2012!
We will keep you posted as new information comes in.
Today Rip Off Britain highlighted this group of “fake lawyers” in their programme, they showed the address used by Litigious Abogados which Inside Timeshare highlighted back in September 2016, Calle Duque de la Torre, 29 Arona Casco 38640 Arona Tenerife. As we stated at the time this office is for the Oficina del Servicio de Atencion Ciudadana, which is the equivelent of the Citizens Advice Bureau.
All the addresses that the various incarnations of this company has used are for other legitimate law firms or Council Offices. Obviously when a search is done on the internet such as Google Earth, they show up as genuine addresses.
It must also be noted that Canarian Legal Alliance has made denuncias to the Police on this matter as several of their own clients have been taken in by them. Much of the information they have supplied to the authorities has been from the research Inside Timeshare has provided. This matter is subject to an ongoing investigation and is being taken seriously by the Guardia Civil.
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If you have been contacted by this or any other “law firm” and want to know if they are genuine, contact Inside Timeshare, we will check them for you and point you in the right direction.
Stay safe, do your homework and double check any company that contacts you with a wonderful story that your timeshare company is about to be taken to court.