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End of the Week and Day 6 of “House Arrest”

Well, here we are at the end of another week and day 6 of lockdown or “house arrest” in Gran Canaria, with empty streets and beaches, although there are still plenty of people going to the supermarkets. Mind you, any excuse to get out of the house and to buy stuff you didn’t actually want! So far today there has been no news from the courts or anything new to report on the world of timeshare, the only news is the announcement of all hotels now having to close throughout the Canary Islands.

Below is the full text of the announcement.

“The Government decrees the closure of 1,807 hotels and apartment complexes in the Canary Islands”

03/19/2020

The Government of Spain has decreed this Thursday the massive closure of hotels in its fight to try to stop the expansion of Covid-19, a decision that affects 1,807 hotels and apartment complexes on the islands, for a total of 423,125 regulated beds, according to data from the Canary Statistical Institute (Istac).

The BOE has just published Order SND / 257/2020, of March 19, which declares the suspension of opening of tourist accommodation establishments to the public, in accordance with article 10.6 of Royal Decree 463/2020, of 14  March, declaring the state of alarm for the management of the health crisis situation caused by COVID-19.

The text states that the closing will take place at the moment in which the establishment does not have clients to which it must attend and, in any case, within a maximum period of seven calendar days from the entry into force of this regulation.

The measure, considered inevitable by Canarian hoteliers, implies that some 68,000 employees – 51,500 in hotels and 16,500 in apartment complexes – will lose their jobs temporarily, because the closure of establishments will be accompanied by temporary employment regulation records (ERTE) massive that many companies in the sector have begun to process.

The nearly 41,000 employees with permanent contracts in the sector -60% of the total workforce- will be affected, but also the rest of temporary workers who are seeing how their contracts are not renewed.

The order, signed by the Minister of Health, provides for the suspension of opening to the public of tourist accommodation establishments, to establish the suspension of opening to the public of all hotels and similar accommodation, tourist accommodation and other short-stay accommodation, camping sites, parking lots of caravans and other similar establishments, located anywhere in the national territory.

It also states that, exceptionally, the provision of surveillance, security and maintenance services is permitted in these establishments.

Regarding long-stay and seasonal tourist accommodation establishments, tourist establishments that host clients who, at the time of the state of alarm, are staying in a stable and seasonal manner, are allowed to open to the public,  provided that its occupants have the infrastructures, in their own residential spaces, to carry out the activities of first necessity in the terms established by Royal Decree 463/2020, of March 14, which declares the state of alarm for managing the health crisis situation.

As you can see this is going to have a huge impact on the tourist industry here on these islands, with huge numbers of people either being laid off work or losing their jobs completely. Couple this with all other areas which have been closed the islands are going to have a bit of a rough time with a very marked increase in unemployment.

So that is it for this week, now for a weekend of “house arrest” and to keep active finding ways of escaping the boredom, I feel a trip to the supermarket for something I don’t need coming on!

Have a great weekend and remember to “keep your sanity” if you are on lockdown.

It’s Friday and the End of Another Week

Welcome to the last article for this week and what a week it has been, the number of emails being received from readers who have had dealing in the past with Eze Group and ABC Legal and ABC Lawyers has been huge. All are coming up with the same story and unfortunately, some have been taken in and have now lost up to several thousands of pounds. We also give a round-up of the legal news from the courts around Spain this week.

We begin with the readers emails regarding Eze Group, ABC Legal and ABC Lawyers, as we have reported on these pages over the last year or so and especially recently, there are a number of companies that have emerged who are targeting the “victims” of the above companies.

All are very similar in that they inform the client that they have a case in court or the money is held by the court waiting to be claimed. The only problem is there is a fee to pay to either have the money released by the courts or for other “legal” fees such as translations.

The most disturbing fact about these companies is the links they have with each other and also with past “fake” law firms. The companies are:

O1C Leisure and Legal Solutions SL

Inconel Administration SL

Platinum Services and Administration SL

Litigation Services SL

The fact is the director of Platinum and O1C is Jose Miguel Muñoz Cañas along with the director of Litigation Services Calle Guden Daniel Ernesto are very much linked with past “scam” companies on the Costa del Sol:

Fastline Legal Services SL, Greenges 2005 SL and are also known to have been involved with the most notorious “fake” law firm Ramirez and Ramirez, along with the ex-director of Platinum Sharifi Dadvar Mahmoud Reza were also involved with other very dubious companies from the past:

Fuengirola Servicios 2002 SL

Key Property Town Advisory (KPTA)

The Justice Group Direct

Other factors are the shared addresses of these companies plus the fact they all come up with a very similar story, “we have been appointed by the courts”, funny thing is that is exactly what Ramirez and Ramirez said years ago!

See links at the bottom of the page for previous articles.

On Monday we published the news from the Supreme Court that they had rejected an appeal by Anfi on a sentence that went against them at the Court of First Instance and the High Court. This news confirmed that the Supreme Court which has issued 130 rulings on the timeshare law was not going to act any differently than before. They have ruled and set the laws which came into effect in January 1999, which needed to be tested, are now set in stone. This was a great blow to Anfi but a great result for the client and their lawyers.

On the 11 March, the news broke that Marriott who had lost a case at the Court of First Instance in Palma de Mallorca had lodged an appeal. This was then swiftly followed by Marriott VOLUNTARILY paying a considerable sum into the court in accordance with the sentence. It is believed that they have also withdrawn the appeal, we are awaiting confirmation of this.

This could also be in line with the announcement back in 2018 that they had set aside $16.3 million to cover litigation costs as they admitted losing in the Spanish courts. This was published in Market Exclusive.

This morning the news arrived of yet another bank transfer as ordered by the courts, this time it involves Anfi.

Due to the work of the Provisional Execution Enforcement Team of Canarian Legal Alliance, one German client is about to receive over 68,000€ plus his contract is now null and void leaving him timeshare free.

No doubt as the day goes on there will be more news coming from the courts which Inside Timeshare will publish next week.

All that remains is to say have a great weekend and remember to do your homework before engaging with any company that promises the world to you.

https://insidetimeshare.com/end-of-the-week-and-another-fake-firm-emerges/

https://insidetimeshare.com/start-the-week-more-consumer-warnings/

https://insidetimeshare.com/more-consumer-warnings/

End of the Week and Another Fake Firm Emerges

Welcome to the final article for this week, today we highlight yet another new “claims” company that is contacting clients who have dealt with other companies, Inconel Administration SL. As you will see this new company has some very interesting links. We also report on the latest in the Anfi saga with a very interesting article published in Canarias7 a news periodical that is published in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria. It follows the problems being faced by Hermanos Santana Cazorla SL, the 50% and Golden Shareholder of Anfi.

Over the past weeks Inside Timeshare has been reporting on several “claims” companies who have been targeting members/clients of Eze Group, well, it seems it is now the turn of clients of ABC Legal and ABC Lawyers.

Inconel Administration SL was registered with the Mercantile Registry on the 8 August 2019, so it is only just 7 months old, the record is also missing the CIF Number. Their registered address is:

C/ Coronel Ripollet Edificio Santos Rein 3a 29640 Fuengirola Málaga

An address we are very familiar with as it is also the address used by Platinum Services and Administration SL, another company that we have highlighted and is also behind the Eze Group scams.

But it is not just the address that is familiar, it is the director of the company that caught our attention, Jose Miguel Muñoz Cañas, who is also the director O1C Leisure and Legal Solutions who are also behind the Eze Group scam.

Muñoz is also associated with some of the older and very dubious companies which operated out of Fuengirola years ago. These are:

Fastline Legal Services SL, Greenges 2005 SL, Rapid Reclaims SL.

This person is also known to have ties with one of the biggest scammers on the Costa del Sol since the infamous Tony Muldoon, this was Ramirez and Ramirez one of the first and biggest of the fake law firms.

There is a website but so far we have not been able to find out when it was registered and who by, the message comes up as it is either an invalid address or unsupported (very suspicious). The website is:

http://www.inconel.es/

Now according to the website under the section lawyers they claim:

At present our lawyers have more than 1000 cases going through the courts of Málaga.

We have had successful prosecutions and convictions against the following companies.

MacAnthony Realty International S.L, Incentive Leisure Group S.L, Instant Access S.A, Blue Chip, Dream Homes WorldWide.

So, over 1000 cases and won cases against companies that are no longer operating such as MacAnthony which has not been around since 2010. This is very impressive considering that the company has only been registered for 7 months!

If you have been a client of ABC Legal, ABC Lawyers or any of the other Mark Rowe companies please be aware that this is a scam to fleece you of your cash.

Past articles on linked companies.

https://insidetimeshare.com/start-the-week-more-consumer-warnings/

https://insidetimeshare.com/more-consumer-warnings/

To end this week we bring you the latest news regarding the Cazorla’s and Anfi.

As we all know Anfi is 50% owned by the company Hermanos Santana Cazorla SL who also hold the Golden Share and control the board of directors. Canarias7 which is a news periodical in Gran Canaria published on the 5 March 2020 on the financial woes of the Cazorla’s.

It appears that the Mercantile Court has admitted for processing the request for the declaration of necessary insolvency, in other words, they may just be going into liquidation.

This was submitted by Isla Marina SL who claim that Hermanos Sanatana Cazorla SL owes 47 million euros for unpaid loans along with other debts.

It is also noted that the Cazorla company also owes Ifa Canarias (the other 50% partner in Anfi) 9.3 million euros and 4.6 million to Sparebank as guarantor of the syndicated loan were also named in the court.

You can read the full story at the link below.

That is all for this week, join us again next week for more on the world of timeshare. Have a great weekend and please be aware of the “scam” callers.

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