Well it seems that Inside Timeshare has lost the wager on the name of the director who pleads guilty at court, article published Thursday 21 Sept. In this we said that it would most likely be a Keith Baker or Keith Balker, as that name had been used on many other occasions.
Firstly, why would a Spanish court be adjudicating on a case that is clearly outside of its jurisdiction?
Secondly, in all the years we have been looking at this industry, we have not known any timeshare company or directors plead guilty to anything. On the contrary, they have always denied any wrongdoing, finding excuses and legal loopholes to wriggle out of it. Well, not quite, back in July 2009, at Reading Magistrates Court, UK, Gary Leigh (ILG) did unexpectedly plead guilty to 11 counts of the most serious charges.
Now the name of this new director who pleads guilty and has all his property and assets seized by the Spanish court, is a name that is very familiar. Could it be they are using Andrew Charles Cooper of the former Club Class and Bridgeview Consultants as the director. Possibly because his name is very well known to many people?
In our article of 31 July, Keith Balker pleaded pleaded guilty on behalf of Club Class Holidays, could it be as we have been publishing this name for so long they needed a change?
Also the names Keith Baker and Keith Balker are very similar to one of the names of an ILG director Keith Barker. Could this have been a take on that?
Another question that is puzzling us, is in regards to the bank accounts that are being used, the latest being Deutsche Bank, with the name of the so called Procurator Graham Ingum Gorrin. The question is how on earth are these accounts being opened?
Surely in this day and age they must be doing some kind of security checks, after all when I went to open a new bank account, the documentation and proof of residence was extensive. Is this group that well prepared with all the fake documents to open these accounts or is it the banks are failing in their procedures?
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Basic rules on keeping your hard earned money safe
As we have warned before, unless you have instructed a law firm to act on your behalf, then there is no case. The courts do not use outside agencies or companies to contact consumers who may have been victims of fraud. If they do need to contact you they will do so through official channels, not by telephone or email.
The courts do not issue cheques, especially from banks that are no longer in existence such as Banesto.
Spanish Courts will not be dealing with cases which have not been purchased within Spanish jurisdiction, so if your timeshare was purchased outside of Spain, then you do not have a case pending.
The Courts will also not appoint any company to investigate a missing cheque and recoup the money from the bank on your behalf.
Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs would not be getting involved, they will not contact you by telephone or email.
Do not be fooled by the promises of the huge sums being held and waiting for you to collect, or the very genuine looking paperwork.
Until you are 100% sure that it is genuine do not pay any money, whether it is for procurator fees to lodge the case, taxes, notary fees, or any other reason to release the money.
If you are in doubt and need help in verifying any company that has contacted you with any of these promises, get in touch with Inside Timeshare.