The websites is as usual exactly the same as all the others except for the new names and photographs of the lawyers, which no doubt are photographs of genuine lawyers taken from the internet. We will be trying to identify the genuine people as we have done in the past.
The company apparently was was founded by Manuel Midan Embalori (photo below), on Monday 20th July 1990, which was in fact a Friday! They have the CIF Number (National ID Number), is A30458629, which is again not genuine.
Obviously it will be the same ploy they have used in the past, your timeshare company and the director is being taken to court, for a payment to the Procurador you can be included in the case. The Procurador is named as Jesia Elisabeta Eliaz and the money is to be paid into her Bankia account.
Now the case our lucky reader was to be involved in was to be heard at the end of July, this involved his timeshare at Island Village and the director is named as one Mark Rowe, who for those regulars to our pages will know is not a director of Island Village but owns companies such as Hollywood Marketing, The Monster Group of companies, ABC Lawyers to name just a few.
No doubt within days our reader would have received the wonderful news that Mark Rowe pleaded guilty, which somehow no one will ever believe, Mark Rowe pleading guilty!
We also wonder which gang will steal the cheque and cash it, we have had Romanians and Ukrainians, we have heard that the new gang are Croatians!
Whoever they are, there is no legal law firm called Legalidad Abogados, there are genuine lawyers with those names, there is no case case at court and there will definitely not be a cheque sent from the court!
It will be the same old “Fraud” we have seen in the past, don’t fall for their story, the documentation looks real, but it is all fake.
If you have been contacted by this or any other firm with a similar story, then beware, unless you have personally instructed a Spanish law firm to act on your behalf then you do not have a case in court.
The courts do not instruct any company to contact timeshare owners, or to act on the courts behalf. They do not send out cheques and will definitely not instruct another company to investigate a stolen and cashed cheque.
Remember doing your homework, just like our reader, will save you a lot of money. If you are not sure about any company that contacts you or even one you have found on the internet, then use our contact page and we will point you in the right direction.
Last week we highlighted the new Timeshare Association, which is linked to David Cox of TESS, we do know that he appears to have made up with Mark Rowe, as all posts he had slating his companies have been removed. But The Timeshare Association is inextricably linked to Timeshare Talk, a forum owned by Mark Rowe.
They have posted a list of who knows who by a gentleman called William Dobbs, (if that is his genuine name), this in itself is nothing unusual, in most industries many people will know each other. After all they may have worked together in the past.
The one problem with this list is the title, Who Knows Who, Ian Smart, this is what can only be described as very offensive to all who knew Ian Smart, I say who knew, as Ian Smart passed away earlier this year. So to use the name of a man who is no longer with us Mr Dobbs is to say the least sick. You should be ashamed of yourself.
Last week the following information came in after publishing Friday’s Letter from America, it was certainly a busy week in the Spanish Courts, and a rather expensive one for the industry.
No less than 16 sentences were passed by various Spanish Courts, they are as follows:
In all cases the contracts have been declared null and void and the amount of money the timeshare companies have been ordered to return is over 561,000€.
It was also announced by Canarian Legal Alliance that their Provisional Execution of Sentence team had also successfully had 2 more embargos place on Anfi cash accounts, securing the money for their clients.
Tomorrow Inside Timeshare once again publishes a revised article on How to File a Complaint, these articles are aimed at our American readers but are still of interest as you can adapt them to suit your own country and associations.
If you have any comments or stories you would like to share then use the contact page, also if you need to find out about any company that has contacted you or one that you have found on the internet, then get in touch and we will point you in the right direction.
Obviously it is another David Cox adventure as the “About us” section states: “We are a community company “not for profit” and the company is under guarantee, that financial guarantee provided by Mr David Cox”. (Well not for profit! If Cox is involved there will be profit coming his way).
Again just like TESS was borne out of the Timeshare Consumer Association when Cox was director and owner, that website funnelled unsuspecting consumers into the hand of David Cox and TESS!
The news section is again probably written by him, although it does look like he may just have someone to “edit” his very poor command of the written English language, mind you saying that, it is still full of grammatical and spelling errors.
The website bolsters the news section with news going back to 1997, well I suppose that they did need to make the website look as though it is older than it actually is. Another point is the logo, it looks very familiar, just like the old logo for TATOC, which was also known as The Timeshare Association. (Is this to again confuse people into thinking it is the same organisation?)
So is this another wonderful ploy by Mr Cox, the failed director of many companies to confuse and snare the poor timeshare owners into the clutches of his businesses and his partners?
On the website there are many sections, all with little drop down category menus, one from the “About Us” section is “Highly Regarded Companies” and starts with the following:
“The Companies contained on this list have proven to be highly regarded by any of: the Government, authorities, industry professionals, professional bodies. They are known to have maintained their service and appear not to have faltered in delivery of the good and professional services.”
“Those Timeshares we have considered as highly regarded are from investigations we have conducted, including taking advice from others. It has been explained that those on the list that they have excelled in considering and delivering benefit to the consumer and are highly regarded and respected by others.”
Yet there is no list, does this mean that you as a timeshare owner must contact them to get it?
If so which companies are “Highly Regarded”?
One could surmise that it will be one of his companies or that of his associates, could one of these also be a Mark Rowe company, after all he did pull all the negative comments about Mark Rowe from his TESS website!
Click on the following link and nothing comes up any more!
One thing Mr Cox is very good at and that is pulling the wool over people’s eyes, so all we can say is timeshare owners beware the false stories peddled by any website or companies that DAVID ANDREW COX has anything to do with.
As for the new front people at The Timeshare Association website, you really need to take stock of your situation, while Mr Cox is behind the trenches just like the old world war one generals, you are now in the firing line!
For more information on the inebriate that is David Andrew Cox click on the following:
Now for another warning about a fake law firm that we have previously mentioned Abogados Lopez, this “firm” are contacting clients of Canarian Legal Alliance and claiming that they have taken over their cases.
Now we are in July the legal world will start to slow up in Spain, the courts are beginning to wind down for the August break, but there will still be some news as sentences are issued for cases previously heard.
In the Court of First Instance Number 4, in Maspalomas San Bartelomé de Tirajana, Anfi have been on the receiving end of a very severe sentence, this particular one shows the courts are not taking it lightly when timeshare companies break the law.
In this case Anfi have been ordered to payback double the amount paid within the cooling off period, this can range from 10 days to 90 days. The law states that no payment shall be taken within this cooling off period even by a third party such as a trustee, which many timeshare companies have tried to use to get around this law.
This follows the Supreme Court rulings which created jurisprudence in 2015 in favour of the clients. This has been confirmed many times in Spain’s highest court and has been followed judiciously by the lower courts.
The clients in this case have also had their contract declared null and void but will now receive over 63,000€ plus legal interest.
The Spanish Timeshare Law 42/98 has been in existence since 5 January 1999, yet until recently the timeshare companies thought they were immune, since March 2015 and the very first ruling by the Supreme Court, they have found they are not as powerful or immune from sanction as they thought. Now with around 124 rulings the odds are firmly stacked against all contracts which have infringed the law, leaving the timeshare companies to pay back millions of Euros to clients. (See PDF below for the full court sentence).
In further news from the Supreme Court, they finally issued their ruling in a case against Puerto Calma, in Gran Canaria. They have upheld previous judgement that the contracts which were issued were illegal under Spain’s Timeshare Law 42/98. This follows all other rulings from the highest court in Spain, declaring the contract null and void with the client being awarded over £11,000.
It looks like David Cox may have resurfaced, a new post has just gone up on his website, this lists “cases” won in court for his many clients since July 2017 upto April 2018. At first glance it does all look very impressive with the figure being shown, but it is when you actually start looking at the list the questions then begin.
Every single entry is worded the same, “Mr & Mrs X won damages, interest and costs in the amount of £xxxxx”.
There is no mention of which timeshare company, which court the case was held in and no mention of what the infringements of the timeshare laws had been. There is also no mention of which lawyers or law firm had conducted the cases.
Surely if you were looking for credibility you would show these details and the court sentence papers on at least some of the entries. So could it be as he has claimed of others that these are all Bogus?
Another fact which is rather disturbing is his companies adverts on the forum Timeshare Talk, which is owned by Mark Rowe. The reason this is disturbing is we all know that David Cox had a falling out with his former partner, posting many scathing comment about Mark Rowe companies, then they all disappeared!
Have they now kissed and made up, it certainly looks like it.
As usual we leave you the reader to make up your own mind.
If you want to know about any company that has contacted you or have found on the internet, then contact Inside Timeshare, we will help you get to the truth.
Join us tomorrow for our Friday’s Letter from America where we give you an update on “Sheilah’s Pencil Pitch” article, with an introduction by our very own Irene Parker.
We start this week with a look at some of the companies we have highlighted over the past few months, many of these are now going into liquidation. These companies are in most case only around two years old and began as “contract termination”with “no win no fee” claims once the contract has been cancelled. We also look at some of those that are under investigation or are in court and those that have even been sentenced.
First we look at RSB Legal, this company first came to our attention back in 2016, there modas operandi was very simple, once they contacted the timeshare owner the offer was to meet at one of their offices to discuss a “no win no fee” claim against the clients timeshare company. This soon turned into a pitch for the cancellation of the contract first, once this had been completed then the claim could go forward.
The one problem was they needed upwards of £6,000 to do the cancellation to be paid in advance, the claim would come later. The question that was asked was how was the claim to be made? After all it couldn’t go to court, especially if it was a timeshare bought in Spain, as once a contract is cancelled then no claim could be taken to court.
This left a Section 75 claim under The Credit Consumer Act 1974, against the credit card company or the finance company if it was purchased with a loan supplied by the timeshare company.
These were unlikely to have paid out, as with all section 75 claims you must show either: you have not received the goods or services paid for; the company has gone into liquidation; faulty goods unfit for purpose. This is fine if you are purchasing say a washing machine, but with a holiday product, especially a timeshare purchased many years ago, you will have used it and taken holidays. Even if the company no longer exists it would be difficult to get a payout.
Section 75 does not cover the misrepresentation of the sales agent at the time of purchase, if it is not in the contract it was never said!
The credit card provider will always contact the company involved to get their side, obviously, they will say that you have received the goods and services, after all you have used it. You may argue that you were unable to use it as you could not get the dates you required, the answer of the timeshare company is always going to be, sorry but these are always subject to availability, we did offer alternatives but the member didn’t want those. Hence claim denied.
Another twist is RSB Legal palmed off the cancellations to another firm Taylor Marshall Associates, a very clever move as if the contract wasn’t cancelled, no claim could be made against RSB Legal under section 75. They would claim that they have fulfilled their part of the contract and it was Taylor Marshall who had not done the work.
This is a scenario that we have seen on many occasions with many of these “Exit Companies”. Once it is passed over the client is then told that they should no longer pay their maintenance fees as their contract will be cancelled within weeks. The unfortunate thing is that nothing was done, the exit company did not carry out the work and the client ends up with several years of maintenance fee arrears. This has been the case with RSB Legal clients passed to Taylor Marshall, especially those members of Club la Costa. In this case CLC had informed RSB and Taylor that they do not recognise them, that they do not deal with third parties, but will cancel a membership directly with the member only and free of charge!
For those clients who have been through this, you can try a section 75 claim, but you should also report to Trading Standards and Action Fraud.
So it looks like all these companies were all working hand in hand, the unifying factor appears they all worked with or for RSB Legal. The unfortunate thing is that many people have paid and lost thousands, yet these companies are limited liability companies and go into liquidation after spiriting the money away leaving no way of retrieving what you have lost. It just makes you wonder what new companies and scams they owners are going to come up with next.
Since his last post on 29 March, there has been nothing new posted in his “news” section, he has gone very very quiet, it is rumoured he is trying to sell the company or even liquidate it. This will not be good news for those who have paid him for cancellation services.
To see the full story of David Cox, use the search box.
A good example is one reader, an elderly lady who saw one of his adverts in the Royal British Legion magazine, so naturally she thought it was genuine. The next thing is she had been sold Monster Credits. As we explained, just because the advert appears in a publication which we know and trust, does not mean it is genuine. After all, the magazine publishers need to sell advertising space to cover costs, they don’t check if advertisers are genuine, they only take the money.
Back in February we also reported on the jailing of several people involved in a long running timeshare scam, this revolved around the resale of timeshare. It then went on to contacting those who paid to sell their timeshare being contacted yet again, this time to get the money back from the original scam. There was then a third part, another company called to say they had been appointed by the Spanish courts to contact clients who had been scammed before, that there was money waiting for them and a tax needed to be paid to release the money.
The full article can be seen by following the link below:
There is still no news on the sentencing of Dominic O’Reilly or his Daughter Stephanie O’Reilly of EZE Group. From information received this may not be taking place until around September. This leaves it very difficult for those taken in by the Leisure Credits to be able to get their money back. When new information becomes available we will publish it here.
So, we are losing some of these companies, but how long before other surface to take their place, as always, beware the calls offering “no win no fee” claims, the guaranteed exit solution or the “fake”law firm that tells you a case against your timeshare company is about to go to court or has been to court. Check, check and check again, do your homework, contact Inside Timeshare if you want help in checking the validity of any company that has contacted you or even one you have found either on the internet or advertising in the press.
Tomorrow we publish another Tuesday Slot with Irene, this week it is about “Special Assessments” at the Americano Beach Resort.
One of our regular readers has sent in a link to another website giving David Cox a bashing, it certainly looks like he has annoyed a lot of people. Well that is not surprising, he does attack anyone with his ranting lies and false information, all to try and give himself and his company TESS Paralegal Services Ltd credibility.
This website which was registered at the end of March, is hard hitting and well written, the author or authors who have remained anonymous for obvious reasons, also seem to have a sense of humour.
It goes on to vilify his writing skills or rather lack of, calling him “Dyslexic Dave” and “David “The Dunce” Cox”, but it also explains that he is also under investigation by Avon & Somerset Police due to his dealings with Mark Rowe and Monster Credits. The article also asks the question why his rants against Monster have been removed from his website, after all he did even attack his former partner.
Inside Timeshare knows he has been sent legal notice of action to remove his posts, as yet no response from him has been received by Inside Timeshare or any of the other parties involved. No new posts have been published since the end of March, he just seems to have melted away into the shadows where he belongs.
He has duped timeshare owners all over the UK first with his ownership of the Timeshare Consumer Association, which was once run by the late and esteemed Sandy Grey, then using that platform to enhance his own business TESS. The people we feel sorry for are the poor consumers who have been taken in by this charlatan.
Click on the link below and have a bit of a laugh.
The Barrister for CLA has received the payment and this is now being transferred to the clients personal account. This is not the full amount as the court are still calculating other sums due the client.
It is obvious from this, the courts are taking a dim view at Silverpoints continual delaying tactics, which has resulted in delays and considerable court time in chasing up. There is also a system of embargoes which the court can enforce, this will freeze assets and bank accounts, allowing the court to withdraw the funds at their will.
Canarian Legal Alliance have also set into place a system where they now have lawyers whose task is to file these embargoes with the court and enforce the settlement in favour of their clients.
Silverpoint have a history of delaying and this is a clear warning from the courts that they will no longer tolerate this behaviour. It is a good sign for the many client that have cases against this company, speeding up the return of their money.
The scam is very simple and they are very adept at making consumers believe them.
The call comes from a woman (possibly Dutch) called Hope Brugge, in her call she seems to know many details, that the case is going to be heard in court the following day. The next call is to say that the court has found in the client’s favour and awarded Ex amount.
To have this money released the client needs to send an amount via bank transfer to an account in the name of an individual, they are using numerous accounts and names.
This is also backed up by fake but official looking paperwork, do not be taken in by them, if you do have a case with a law firm, contact them for verification before engaging with Hope Brugge and paying any money.
This is a very well laid out fraud.
If you have any questions or comments about this or any article published, then use our contact page and we will get back to you.
Been contacted by a company, found one on the internet and not sure if they are genuine, then ask Inside Timeshare, we will point you in the right direction.
From information received it looks like EZE Groups legal counsel could not make it and asked for an adjournment before Monday’s hearing. Although it would still have had to be addressed in open court with a new date to be set.
A very strange fact that did emerge is that the hearing has been switched from sentencing to a directions hearing. This could indicate that their guilty pleas may have been withdrawn and a another plea will have to be made in open court. If they do plead guilty then the case will again have to be adjourned and pre-sentencing report carried out.
As we find out more we will publish here.
In another case which was announced on 17 April, against Francis Madden at Bournemouth Crown Court. The case was scheduled to last about six weeks, but news broke yesterday that Madden had pleaded guilty to three counts of fraudulent trading between May 2012 and February 2016.
The case revolved around his “Holiday Club” companies, where people were invited to attend a “two hour presentation” which actually lasted more than “five hours”. They were sold accommodation which either did not exist or was near impossible to book for thousands of pounds. In most cases the accommodation could have been booked for far less via the internet.
Although clients had been informed that there was a cancellation period, when they did try to cancel they were told in was not possible. It also transpired that the exhausted clients were “frog marched” by staff to a cash machine to withdraw the payments.
Jailing him for a period of 40 months the judge called his conduct “reprehensible”.
It seems now that the authorities are finally catching up with these charlatans as only recently we have seen several jailed at Stafford Crown Court, EZE Group in the dock and some of Mark Rowe’s companies under police investigation.
When timeshare first started it was a very good concept, the accommodation was superb, far better than what was available through the high street travel agent, but something went very wrong. Greed took over.
Some of the first “scams” were the buying off plan schemes, where all you purchased was a hole in the ground and an architects plan. Many of these were never built with hundreds of people losing thousands of pounds.
The industry itself did little to “police itself”, countries laws where these timeshares were being built were not adequate, allowing many frauds to take place, with the perpetrators getting away with millions.
After the “off plan” scams, the industry through how the product was sold was instrumental in the next phase, the resale scam. As timeshares were being sold as “property” which would go up in value, the resale companies capitalised on this. Offering clients the promise of selling their timeshare for more than they actually paid for it, taking thousands to “list” the timeshare for sale and then disappearing.
Now because the laws have been strengthened, especially in Spain, we are seeing bogus claims companies taking thousands for relinquishments and no win no fee claims. Just recently Inside Timeshare has been getting enquiries about one of these companies, RSB Legal. Many have paid them to cancel their timeshare and claim the money back, but they are now no longer trading, they have simply vanished, leaving hundreds of clients out of pocket.
These stories show why you must do your due diligence and homework before going to any presentation, or doing business with any company. Check, check then check again, ask the questions, are they for real, how are they going to claim, can they do what they say they can do, how long have they been trading?
That last comment is probably one of the most important points, a company that has only been trading or registered for say 1 year, yet claims they have got back thousands and helped hundred of owners, is that actually possible?
If you have been contacted by any company or have found one on the internet and want to know if they are genuine, then contact Inside Timeshare and we will help you find out.
Remember doing your homework will save your hard earned cash!
Inside Timeshare would also like to share some great news with all our readers, our last article contributor Joshua Parker and his wife Nichole are the proud new parents of twins. Welcome to the family Matthew Alexander & Maverick Luke.
The website apart from a new logo is exactly the same as all the others, although they did seem to get the opening line wrong on this one, it states that “Our company was founded Monday 26th July 1990 by Manuel Selando Hidualdo”, that date in 1990 was in fact a Thursday, not quite attention to detail there!
On the website which was registered 16 January 2018, only a few months ago, they still maintain they have had 15 years presence on the internet, strange how we have never come across them before?
It also shows some new photographs of the lawyers with new names, which once again are very strange names indeed, with a play on some of the older ones. Obviously the photographs of the lawyers are just downloaded from the internet, which you find when searching images of lawyers.
The address is one we have seen before on the website for Abogados Canarias:
Again a search on Google street view shows the address is genuine but again, according to the two plaques on the wall for the Abogados that reside there are not this one. So do those genuine lawyers know their address is once again being used by this fake firm?
Obviously the scenario is going to be the same as before, timeshare owners will be cold called with the wonderful news that their timeshare resort / company is about to be taken to court, and for a small fee, probably around £1000 they can be part of the court case. This money will probably have to be paid to another fake Procurador via bank transfer. As yet we don’t have a name for this individual, but no doubt another great name will emerge.
Then in a few weeks, the lucky owner will receive notification that the director of the resort / company has once again pleaded guilty, with the court now holding many thousands of pounds just waiting to be sent to them. Obviously, there will be a tax and fees to be paid before this can be released. Along with this good news, the owner will receive a forged court document and a photocopy of the cheque with their name and the amount they will receive. We wonder if it will be on a Banesto cheque?
Once again Inside Timeshare warns its readers this is an elaborate and sophisticated fraud, designed to strip you out of thousands of pounds. Do not be taken in by this, you did not instigate these legal proceedings so you have not got any money being held by the court.
If you are contacted by this firm or any other with a similar story, then contact Inside Timeshare, all your information will go to help others.
These two organisations have been vehemently attacking anyone who speaks out about them, Inside Timeshare and Canarian Legal Alliance have also been attacked. Obviously these attacks are to take the heat away from them, we know that Mark Rowe and his companies are being investigated by the Regional Organised Crime Unit of Avon & Somerset Police. Must be very serious for this unit to be involved. The question is are TESS and David Cox also being investigated, after all Cox did have a contract with Rowe?
Just to rub it in to David Cox, who believes that the “victories”Canarian Legal Alliance have had in the Supreme Court are not “real”, CLA announced another two rulings from Spain’s Highest Court along with another 9 from the Courts of First Instance and High Courts.
First we start with the two Supreme Court rulings, these are numbers 98 and 99, they involve two timeshare operations, Silverpoint in Tenerife and Tasolan in Gran Canaria.
Once again both contracts declared null and void, with over 165,000€ being returned to the clients by the court.
There were four First Instance rulings against ANFI Del Mar and Silverpoint, resulting in over 114,000€ being returned along with the contracts being declared null and void.
The five High Court sentences were once again against Anfi and Silverpoint, with over 145,000€ having to be returned, contracts were also declared null and void.
So Mr Cox, if you still believe these are not real, show your evidence.
Just to finish, one of our regular readers and internet searchers sent us a link which is rather comical, it is from Timeshare.lawyer, another Mark Rowe company linked with ABC Lawyers. In this piece titled “The Scandal Around Loans for Timeshare Purchases”, it goes on about the loan agreements arranged by timeshare sales staff for the purchase of timeshares.
It is the third paragraph which made us laugh,
“What’s even more disturbing is that, in many cases, those unscrupulous timeshare sales staff have provided false information on the finance documents in order to get them approved. When assessing the finance documents, people have found that their income had been entered incorrectly, and furthermore, the loan had been granted for ‘home improvements’ – not timeshare! This is fraud, committed by the sales staff and inculcating the signees without their knowledge.”
Hang on a minute, did this not happen to hundreds of Resort Properties / Silverpoint clients during Mark Rowe’s watch as “Sales Director”?
Well we know it did as there are High Court (London) actions against Barclays Partner Finance brought by Stewarts Law and Edwin Coe, for loan agreements arranged by sales staff on behalf of Resort Properties / Silverpoint clients.
Now it would appear his company is going after the banks, in the article they go on about Shawbrook Bank setting aside £9 million for loans which have been incorrectly approved, with the Finance Director resigning after the news broke, this is a little out of date as Inside Timeshare published that story in July 2016 within days of it being made public:
So there we have it, nothing surprises us in the world of timeshare, there is always something going on.
If you have any questions on this article or just need some information about any company that has contacted you, get in touch with Inside Timeshare through our contact page and we will provide you with details on how to check them.
Over the past few weeks Inside Timeshare has been getting enquiries about another firm timeshare owners have paid to cancel their contracts and pursue “no win no fee” claims against their timeshare resorts, RSB Legal Ltd.
Company number 09751995
Office 110h Ground Floor Adamson House Towers Business Park, Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 2YY
Although they have been a registered company since 27 August 2015, there is an active proposal to strike the company off the register and have it dissolved, this was on 13 March 2018. Since then, the Compulsory Action to strike off has been suspended, as of 21 March 2018.
Many of the enquiries we have been receiving are all very similar, no contact from the company and the clients have not been able to get them on the telephone. Another firm which these clients have had their “cases” passed to are Taylor Marshall Associates, with one reader being told by them that their contract with Club la Costa has been terminated.
Company number 09458294
1st Floor 2 Woodberry Grove, Finchley, London, England, N12 0DR
It turns out that this is not the case as CLC have told them they are still liable for the maintenance fees. CLC have also stated the following in an email to our reader:
“Over the last 2 years, CLC has consistently advised Taylor Marshall and their associated company RSB Legal that we will NOT accept their correspondence as correct notification to “TERMINATE” any CLC World membership. CLC World has an established free of charge exit strategy in place for all CLC Members and we do NOT accept Surrender or Relinquishment notices from third party claims companies. Despite this, Taylor Marshall (RSB Legal) continue to falsely claim that they are successful in somehow ‘forcing’ CLC World to release members from their contracts. This is simply untrue.”
“CLC will only complete a Surrender Request when processed direct with the CLC Member.”
So it looks like RSB Legal and Taylor Marshall have been taking peoples money knowing full well that CLC will not recognise them or their termination notices.
Last week we published the article on David Cox and his company TESS, along with his association with the Mark Rowe companies currently under investigation.
Inside Timeshare has been receiving many comments not just of support, but enquiries as to what they can do to get their money back, we have looked into this and are currently exploring what options are open to you.
One option that has been mentioned is to collect as many disgruntled clients together and explore a group / class action through the courts.
If you have been a victim of any of the following companies, Inside Timeshare would like to hear from you, contact us via our contact form, we will then reply privately. Inside Timeshare will only be acting as a coordinator, researcher and contact point, if a group or class action is feasible you will then be informed which law firm is recommended and the decision will be ultimately yours.
What a strange world we live in, David Cox seems to be getting a little full of himself, first he starts attacking his old partner Mark Rowe, encouraging people to file complaints with the police, then goes on a spree against the Timeshare Consumer Association, which he ran alongside TESS.
Then over the past few months he has been publishing attacks against Praetorian Legal, now it is the turn of Inside Timeshare, with what can only be called ridiculous comments. Yes, I did work for Tony Muldoon around 20 years ago, for around 6 months until it became apparent that it was all a scam. That fact was never hidden, it was the subject of an article called “Toni Muldoon: Duping the Innocent” published on 26 May 2016,
He also then takes out of context what is published in the About section on the website:
“My next experience in timeshare was as a sales rep on a deck. Now I was going to find out what happens on the “Tour”. Over the years I have worked for several companies within timeshare, selling weeks, points and holiday clubs. I must admit I didn’t do very well as I found it difficult to stretch the truth. Needless to say I was never at the top of the tree.”
So one thing is for sure, it has never been hidden that I have worked in timeshare, unlike the past of Mr Cox himself, what do we know about him?
Very little, except he did use the TCA as a platform to increase business for his company TESS, he did have agreements with Mark Rowe to take on his relinquishment contracts from Mr Rowe’s companies which Mr Cox has then vilified and attacked. Then all of a sudden all posts written (we must point out badly written) about the Rowe Companies and the TCA have disappeared from the TESS news section.
Has anyone got an explanation for this, has Mr Cox decided that he could be implicating himself and his company, with his attacks and “evidence” to the Police?
Has he decided to let bygones be bygones and gone back into bed with Mr Rowe?
Legitimate questions one would say, unfortunately no one has an answer, except Mr Cox himself.
Again the author is not identified, but in the world of timeshare none of this is unusual. It is well written (unlike those from Mr Cox), even attaching a letter from Trading Standards voicing their concerns on several points.
This website also asks the question ‘what was it that made it NOT a scam, when he was taking Mark Rowe’s money, to it now being a grand SCAM?’
A valid point don’t you think?
Also according to this website, they understand that David Cox and TESS are also being investigated by the same police unit that is investigating Mark Rowe’s companies
The other website is Praetorian Legal, which has a press release from November 2017, in this they ask the question why has Mr Cox and TESS suddenly changed his opinion of Praetorian Legal, considering the article he wrote and published in February 2015 on the TCA website which he then owned?
Mr Cox has also attacked the Canarian law firm Canarian Legal Alliance, asking if the court cases being won are real or not?
It is a matter of public record, not just from the official court records but also in many European newspapers and mainstream Spanish television. Surely those institutions would not publish “fake” cases?
If what he writes (albeit very badly) has any inkling of truth where is his evidence?
Is Mr Cox just trying to use attacks on others as smoke screen to divert attention away from himself and his company?
Is he and TESS under investigation?
All questions that will be answered in time, but for now we can only guess, we leave it to you the reader to decide.
This is by far not the last article we shall be publishing, it is just the start, as more information comes to light it will be published here, and a personal message to Mr Cox, you have threatened legal action against myself and Inside Timeshare in the past, it fell on deaf ears. Your time is coming!
If you have had any dealings with David Cox and his company TESS and feel that you were a victim, then contact Inside Timeshare, we will point you in the right direction and people to file a complaint.
Tomorrow we publish our Usual Fridays Letter from America, with another “Nightmare on Timeshare Street” article featuring yet another Veteran, this one a Purple Heart holder. Join us tomorrow, for reality and truth.