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US Timeshare Owners Targeted by Fake Law Firm

Before we begin today’s article, Inside Timeshare and all our readers would like to offer our sympathies and condolences to the people of Beirut following the tragic explosion on Tuesday.

As our title suggests US timeshare owners are being targeted in a legal scam by a “FAKE” law firm. Inside Timeshare is issuing this warning to timeshare owners in the US, it is following the same Modus Operandi which we have been highlighting and warning timeshare owners about in Europe for several years.

In this case, the “FAKE” law firm is supposedly operating from Mexico and is called Ferrer Abogados y Asociados

Address: Av. Ricardo Margain Zozaya 444 San Pedro NL 66267 México.

Telephone: 814.770.3299

Website: http://ferrabogados.com/

The website is registered using privacy protection offered by Privacy Protect LLC based in Burlington MA. It was registered on 20 September 2018 and is set to expire on 20 September 2020, only a month away.

Our reader who contacted Inside Timeshare for information as to whether this was genuine or not was called by this “fake” law firm regarding a timeshare purchased in Mexico. According to the person who called there was a Federal (Mexican) investigation into the fraud of timeshare/vacation sales and personal data which is on-going.

In the follow-up letter signed by Karen Guerra Benitez received by our reader stated:

“Ferrer Abogados y Asociados is a law firm, appointed by the F.G.R. to filter and conduct an investigation on all private information seized on Mexican territory. There is an open federal case for many counts of fraud, money laundering, amongst other major crimes. F.G.R has seized assets along with catalogs and data bases from “Boiler Rooms” involved in fraudulent transactions, with connection to timeshare.”

They go to explain how Article 68 of Mexico’s L.F.P.D.P.P.P. (Ley Federal de Proteccion de Datos Personales en Posesion de los Particulares), translates to Federal Law on Protection of Personal Data, as well as under Article 56 of the Consumers Protection Law, your information is protected, and both of the consumers right laws have been violated. (Our readers own words)

Copy of the letter

Initially taken in by the call and the follow-up letter, our reader agreed to sign an “Authorization and Complaint Form”, they remained in contact with updates.

About ten days ago our reader was informed that the case had been to court, was won and that she had been “awarded restitution”. The money awarded is apparently in a “Custodial account at the Bank of Mexico. She also received copies of the “Judgement” and the “Custodial account”. The sentence is signed by the Judge Dr Alvaro Augusto Perez Juarez. (Is this a genuine name?)

Copy of the judgement in English

Now they say she has to travel to Mexico City to deal with the SAT, get a “Tax Code ID” before they can send the money. The other alternative is for Banco de Mexico to do it all on her behalf, as we have seen with these scams in Europe a payment now needs to be made. This requires payment by “wire transfer” of $1200 which will be added to the “settlement”.

Another email was then received supposedly from the “Banco de Mexico” with the “Account Statement”. The email address which this originated from is actually not the genuine email address for the Bank of Mexico, it is banxicoorg.mx whereas the genuine email address iswww.banxico.org.mx a subtle difference which could easily be overlooked. But it didn’t fool our reader, she also discovered that it carried a different IP. It would seem that after her initial contact with Inside Timeshare her own investigative skills began to kick in!

Copy of the Account Statement

It now turns out that one of her friends who purchased at the same resort has also been contacted and the same “FAKE” law firm is handling both cases.

Again this is a very stark reminder of how easy it is to be taken in by these very clever fraudsters, the use of “FAKE” court documents, official bodies such as National Banks and the use of email addresses which are very similar are all designed to catch you out.

Have you been contacted by Ferrer Abogados y Asociados, if so please use our contact page and let us know?

REMEMBER DOING YOUR HOMEWORK WILL SAVE YOU FROM BEING SCAMMED! 

Global Timeshare Legal Experts

Back in December 2019 the following article was published on Global Timeshare Legal Experts, for some reason unbeknown to me not being a tech wizard it was moved as a live article and placed in archive. Today we republish as they have once again resurfaced.

It now appears that Global Timeshare Legal Experts are once again cold calling timeshare owners, the caller is again Robert Saric and a Mr Jansen, who refused to give his first name, we wonder why?

According to our readers, Mr Saric wanted a substantial sum of money to be transferred when he presented the “client” with a Contracto De Prestacion De Servicos, which is the same as the one in the article below.

Originally their website which was registered on 8 May 2019 was due to expire on 8 May 2020, it has now been extended for another year until 8 May 2021. Registrant is still hidden.

According to their website, they claim to have won 600 cases and had 120 victories at the Supreme Court. Now considering when this “company” first emerged that is a total fabrication and impossibility.

Even their news section shows that the so-called “victories” were published within weeks of the website being registered and more importantly they claim a “victory” over Anfi which is dated 18 August 2018, months before they began!

According to the information received from various readers they appear to be targeting mainly German timeshare owners.

Below is the Article originally published but somehow disappeared.

Another company and website have come to the attention of Inside Timeshare, Global Timeshare Legal Experts, which are based in Dubai. Once again the claims made by this website do not appear credible at all just due to the fact of how long the website has been operating.

The website

was only registered on 8 May 2019 so is only just about 8 months old and is also due to expire on 8 May 2020. The owner of the website is also hidden through the use of a privacy protection company. As we often say these two factors should always sound the alarm bells.

The company itself is in Dubai with the address:

Suite 1901 Level 19 Boulevard Plaza Tower 1 Downtown Dubai UAE

The company has not shown on any company registration either in Dubai or elsewhere.

Telephone: +971 52 877 6964 (This is a Dubai mobile number)

Email: i[email protected]

According to the website they have won 600 cases and 120 Supreme Court rulings, they also claim that they have 16 specialists working for them, yet no mention of who they are. Well, all we can say to this is very impressive for a company that appears to be less than a year old and we know for a fact that Supreme Court cases are never going to happen that quick. We also know that there is only one firm law firm that has achieved any Supreme Court victories with 130 to date.

While checking over their website the Latest News section shows several cases against Anfi, Club la Costa and Silverpoint, which they are claiming to be their own clients. The problem is these are the very same news items that have appeared on the Canarian Legal Alliance website and have been confirmed to belong to cases brought on behalf of clients of Canarian Legal Alliance. Obviously just a cut and paste job.

The other point to their claim that these are their clients are the dates, for example in the link below the date given for this case is 1 February 2018, over one year before the company or website appears! Inside Timeshare leaves you to draw your own conclusions on that.

We have already identified one name associated with this company, Robert Saric, according to part of the contract (German Client) produced below he is based in Gran Canaria.

So Robert Saric with his company and website is attempting to entice timeshare owners to sign up for cases on the back of false claims in their news section which have basically been cut & pasted from another company. This is certainly a case of deception which timeshare owners do need to be aware of.

Robert Saric

Another name that has come to our attention is a gentleman called Herr Jansen, we have been informed that Jansen is working with Saric who apparently is his boss, but we also know that Jansen is taking on clients for legal action against their timeshare resorts.

From other information we have received he claims that he is overseeing the claims and working with Canarian Legal Alliance, having checked with CLA they have denied any knowledge of this person either working with them or passing on clients.

We have also been informed that Jansen has been in contact with a client of CLA and quoted 15,000€ for the legal fees when the cost of his case through CLA is only 6,500€!

We have also been informed that Jansen is also using CLA cases as his own.

According to emails received by our readers, Jansen is working with a company called Businex which according to their website and web registration details belongs to a company called Heidital Consultancy Ltd.

Businex is an internet marketing outsourcing company, so the question is why is Jansen using their address and email as they do not show any sign of being involved in timeshare litigation or claims?

Address on Jansens Email:

48 Burj Gate Sofitel Hotel Downtown Business Tower 7th Floor P.O. Box 8867 Dubai United Arab Emirates

The email also shows the same telephone number as the Businex website which is a UK number with a Northampton code: +441604300037

Email: [email protected]

The bank details which Jansen has sent for clients to pay which is the Noor Islamic Bank are:

FIRMENNAMEN: SOCIAL BUSINESS AND CONSULTING FZE

BANK: NOOR BANK

BANKADRESSE: DUBAI MALL BRANCH

IBAN: AE39 0520 0015 10770240037

SWIFT: NISLAEAD

One thing that is very certain both of these look extremely dodgy to us at Inside Timeshare, we have been in contact with CLA and they have asked that we publish the following statement.

If you have been contacted, signed up and paid any money to either of these companies or individuals to contact CLA, they will review your case against them and represent you free of charge in retrieving your money.

You can contact CLA via the contact page on their website or

Telephone: +34 928 18 50 28

Email: [email protected]

German Translation

https://translate.google.es/translate?hl=en-GB&tab=rT1&authuser=0&sl=en&tl=de&u=https%3A%2F%2Finsidetimeshare.com%2Fglobal-timeshare-legal-experts%2F

CUC Abogados: Latest Update & A Stark Warning

Today is the last article for this week due to personal reasons, but it was important to get this update on the latest information about the “FAKE” law firm in Tenerife, CUC Abogados. Unfortunately for this particular reader, he found our warnings too late and has gone the whole way with the “FRAUD” and has now lost a lot of money. He and Inside Timeshare have not even begun to calculate how much, but we suspect it will amount to several thousand pounds over the period he was taken in. Today we reveal the end game with the latest players.

It all began last year when our reader received a “cold call” from CUC Abogados. They informed him that his timeshare company Westgate was being taken to court for misselling and he could be part of the case. There is only one problem here which our reader did not realise, Westgate is a US company and only operates there and not in Europe, so the Spanish courts would not have had jurisdiction.

He also received a court update from Julia a very familiar name, from Solutions Ltd using the email [email protected] an email address that has been used for a number of years and was highlighted as a scam operation many years ago.

Later it turned out that the “case” involving at least 43 named individuals was against Incentive Leisure Group, DWVC and Personal Travel Group. As we know these companies no longer exist and have also been used before by not only CUC Abogados but all the previous incarnations we have named the Litigious Abogados Family.

Follow this link for all articles published over the years:

https://insidetimeshare.com/?s=litigious+abogados+family

He then received an email with an attached “court sentence” showing that each person named had been awarded 32.000€. Inside Timeshare has received many of these over the past 4 years and all are very good fakes. All names have been redacted.

He then received another email with yet another attached sentence, this time only he was named. It confirmed that he had been awarded 32,000€.

Over the ensuing weeks, he received several emails with various attachments along with invoices for payment. The next point was the “tax” that was required in order to release the payment made by the court. Again he followed their instruction and transferred the requested amount. See PDF below.

At last, he was going to receive the cheque for 32,000€, an envelope duly arrived by post, but as we already know from previous readers, the envelope had been opened and the cheque was missing.

Enter the new law firm appointed by the court to investigate and recover the “stolen and cashed” cheque. Obviously another fee required which he again paid by bank transfer. Apparently as with the previous instances of the “missing cheques”, it was cashed by a gang of East Europeans, with around 16 postal workers being arrested for colluding with the gang.

Eventually, he was told the money had been lodged in an Escrow account with a UK Notary called Flanagans Notary Services. Tara Quinn Flanagan, the notary then issued an invoice for £261. This was to be paid by bank transfer to:

Bank: Revolut Ltd

Bank Address: 7 West Ferry Circus, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4HD

Account Number: 43688128

Sort Code: 040075

Another invoice from Flanagans Notary Service was also received, this time the name of the account holder and bank details are different from the first one:

Account Holder: Peter Klan Flanagans

Holder´s Address: 111b, Maldin Walk, Woodford Green, Flanagans Notary, London, IG8 7HA

Bank: Lloyds Bank Bank Address: 15 Merthyr Road, Cardiff, South Glamour, CF14 1DA

Account Number: 12598468

Sort Code: 309894 

Inside Timeshare has not found any Notary in the UK using the name Flanagans Notary Services. It is also a fact that the logo on the invoice is the same logo used in the past for the “FAKE” Spanish Notaries.

There is now also a new twist to the tale, an indemnity insurance costing £139, from Brockway Insurance and Reinsurance apparently based in Cardiff. Again this was to be paid into a Nationwide account in Cardiff to a P A Brockway. The account details are:

Account Number: 07705422

Sort Code: 070806

Account Title: P. A. Brockway Account

Address: 18, Queen Street, Brockway Services, Cardiff, CF23 3BC

Again Inside Timeshare has not found any insurance company by that name in the UK.

This is a very well planned and orchestrated “FRAUD”, the documents and letters all look very genuine, especially to those who have never seen the originals

Inside Timeshare has all documents and emails received by our reader and will provide the Spanish authorities with them in due course. Our reader has also filed a full report with Action Fraud in the UK and also supplied them with all documents and emails.

It is a shame that our reader was taken in for the full “scam” before he found out the truth. It is unlikely that any of this money will ever be recovered, but we do hope that the perpetrators of this massive fraud are eventually caught and brought to justice.

This is just one person, remember that there were 43 named individuals on the first court document, how many more than this have also been taken in?

This FRAUD will have netted at least several hundreds of thousands of pounds from all the incarnations of this despicable group.

It is stories like this which enforce the need to be ever vigilant when receiving any cold calls, emails or letters regarding your timeshare, or even companies you may have found yourself on the internet.

REMEMBER, DO YOUR HOMEWORK FIRST, IT WILL SAVE YOU A LOT OF MONEY AND HEARTACHE.