Browse Category

Uncategorized

The Tuesday Slot: Embargoes Proving Successful for Clients

Over the past few months Inside Timeshare has been highlighting several stories regarding legal moves to embargo accounts and property from various timeshare resorts. These have been a result of the timeshare companies using tactics to avoid paying clients back the money awarded by the courts. The tactics used have been constant and frivolous appeals to the High Courts after the sentence of the Courts of First Instance have been issued, this has given the timeshare companies the time to move funds from the accounts of the named companies on the indictments.

Anfi

These tactics have also been highlighted on Spanish National Television News TVE 1 and also in several major Spanish newspapers. These stories have also been published on Inside Timeshare and can be found at the links below.

The main culprits of these delaying tactics are Anfi and Silverpoint, which as you will see from the articles have also come to the attention of the State Prosecutors Office in Gran Canaria and Tenerife. One of the main focus points of the investigation is the “Obstructing of Justice and Frustration of Execution of Sentences”, due to the fact that funds are being moved from one account to another, so when an embargo is placed on an account there are insufficient funds to payout. The Prosecutors Office sees this as a flagrant criminal move by the timeshare companies.

Hollywood Mirage (Silverpoint)

But, moves have already been made to thwart this and the liquidation of the companies such as Silverpoint by extending the embargoes to the properties at the resorts. Already many properties have had an embargo put into place to secure the client’s money and ensure they get paid.

The law firm behind this is none other than Canarian Legal Alliance, who have made their own investigations into the relationships between all the companies involved in the moving of the funds. They are also working very closely with the Prosecutors Office and furnishing them with the evidence.

This morning CLA released information on another happy client finally receiving his payment into his own account. The UK client has now received over 25,000€ including plus the return of all legal fees and legal interest.

The client’s contracts with Hollywood Mirage and Club Paradiso have also been declared null and void leaving the client timeshare free.

The latest payout ordered by the court.

All this is due to all funds being blocked by CLA’s enforcement team using the court-ordered embargoes. This should leave clients in no doubt that the lawyers at CLA are working to ensure that they get the justice handed down by the courts.

If you would like further information on this or any other subject published on Inside Timeshare, or you would like to know if you have an illegal contract, then please get in touch using our contact page. Inside Timeshare will get back to you and point you in the right direction.

Links to previous articles from Inside Timeshare

https://insidetimeshare.com/anfi-hits-spanish-television-news/

https://insidetimeshare.com/breaking-news-prosecutors-office-denounces-anfi/

https://insidetimeshare.com/timeshare-companies-highlighted-in-spanish-news/

https://insidetimeshare.com/el-diario-publishes-another-article-on-silverpoint/

Consumer Contract Resolutions (UK) Ltd Update

Yesterday Inside Timeshare published information on a relatively new website O-YOO and the company behind it Consumer Contract Resolutions (UK) Ltd. In this article, we named the “controlling minds” behind the company, Trevor McClintock and Paul McCarthy, today we publish some very interesting information on one of those named.

It turns out that Trever McClintock has what can only be described as a rather shady past, as reported in the Belfast Telegraph.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/fraudster-who-swindled-banks-along-with-dodgy-solicitor-avoids-jail-term-31276615.html

In 2015 McClintock appeared in court and pleaded guilty to five counts of fraud by false representation against two banks, Barclays and the Bank of Scotland. This involved using a solicitor named Michael Robin Burns who gave the banks false undertakings to the tune of hundreds of thousands of pounds in the form of bridging loans which Burns claimed the firm of solicitors he worked for had the available cash to “guarantee” those loans.

McClintock who had previously been disqualified as a company director had burns fulfil his role as director to a number of companies all controlled by McClintock under the name of The Wellington Group.

The judge in the case sentenced McClintock to a concurrent three-year sentence for each of the five charges which were suspended for three years. McClintock was also disqualified from holding the position of company director for a further three years.

This should leave you the reader in doubt at all that with this man being behind the O-YOO website and the company Consumer Contract Resolutions (UK) Ltd that any dealings with them are likely to be very costly indeed.

Once again this goes to show that you the owners of timeshare must be very careful of any calls or websites that you find regarding claims against your timeshare company.

REMEMBER DO YOUR HOMEWORK IT WILL SAVE YOU MONEY IN THE END!

If you have been contacted or found a website and want to find out if it is a genuine law firm or claims company then use our contact page and Inside Timeshare will help you find out.

O-YOO A New Website for Timeshare Claims Identified

Another new website has come to the attention of Inside Timeshare, it is called O-YOO and they also have a facebook page. When checking the website they do state that O-YOO is the trading name of a company called Consumer Contract Resolutions (UK) Ltd, which is registered with UK Company House.

The website https://www.o-yoo.com/ was registered on 11 July 2018 and is set to expire on 11 July 2020, with the registrant being a company called CRL Holdings (UK) Ltd. According to company records it was established in September 2016 and is classified as a non-trading company.

On their Home Page, they open with 

O-YOO are a dedicated team driven by a simple ethos – consumer fairness in formal and non-formal contractual arrangements.”

Which suggests they work in all areas of consumer contracts, yet the next section specifically states that their primary focus is Timeshare.

In the section The Team, they are a “specialised team of professionals who have a combined experience of over 30 years of helping timeshare owners”.

They also claim that this team has had “direct experience of processing and managing individual timeshare claims”. It also goes on to say that this includes group action claims, claims against finance companies and also mediating to resolve conflict for timeshare owners.

On the contact page, they have a form which you can fill out with your name email address and telephone number. Then there is a section asking “How Can We Help You”, obviously this is for you to explain what you own. They also show a contact number if you want to speak with them directly: 0845 504 8585

Other contact details are:

UK: +44 208 068 4208

Spain: +34 951 560 779

UK Head Office Address:

Kingston House Lydiard Fields Swindon SN5 8UB

This address is operated by Rombourne Serviced Offices which rent out office space and “virtual offices”.

Now we move on to the company Consumer Contract Resolutions (UK) Ltd, Company Number: 11591805, this company was registered at Company house on 27 September 2018 with the registered address:

62 Wilson Street London EC2A 2BU

Which is a familiar address, there are also 259 companies that have this as their registered address.

The company director is Niclas Emil Gunnar Sundqvist. Sundqvist is Swedish and also domiciled in Spain.

From other information received the controlling minds of O-YOO are Trevor McClintock and Paul McCarthy.

Another name that comes up is Suzanne Stojanovic who is “Head of Resolutions at O-YOO” also domiciled in Spain.

So what do we surmise from this, we have a UK registered company which appears to be actually operated from Spain, yet there is no mention of a registered Spanish entity. To Inside Timeshare this does seem a little odd, is it to give timeshare owners peace of mind that they are dealing with a UK registered company, when in reality they are dealing with a Spanish based operation?

As this has only just come to our attention and there is no mention of them anywhere on the internet good, bad or indifferent Inside Timeshare would urge caution if you are contacted by them or come across their facebook page or website.

As we always warn our readers

DO YOUR HOMEWORK BEFORE ENGAGING WITH ANY COMPANY