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Today Inside Timeshare issues warning to timeshare owners on two companies, one of these we have highlighted before, the second is one that has come up on the radar but as yet Inside Timeshare has not published anything about them. Today we rectify that as our research now shows them for what they are. Both of these “companies” are targeting EZE Group members with stories of court cases being brought in Málaga.

We start first with 01C Leisure and Legal Solutions SL, this company was registered on 25 February 2019, so it is just one year old. The company registration number is (CIF) B93672269, with the registered address:

Paseo del Generalife  Local 16 17 29639 Benalmádena Málaga

But the website shows the working address as:

Edificio Zalacain 2D Avenida Ramon Y Cajal 2 Fuengirola 29640 Málaga

Telephone numbers given are:

General Enquiries

+(44)2039185945

Relinquishment and Membership

+(44)2034116768

 With the email:

[email protected]

The website

http://www.o1csolutions.com/

was registered on 18 January 2019 and is due to expire on 18 Jan 2021, so this looks like a short term setup. The registrant or person who owns the site is once again hidden.

Now we come to why this company is being considered as a scam, first we know that there are no cases being brought at present in any Spanish court against Eze Group or Regency Shores SL. For one any case against Regency would have to be held in Tenerife as that is where they operated from. As for Eze Group Europe that is also under the jurisdiction of UK courts.

The second telling point is one of the named administrators of the company, one is a new name and not associated with any other company, Dawn Patricia Kiernan, she is listed as company secretary.

But it is the company director which interests us.

His name is Jose Miguel Muñoz Cañas and he certainly has been around for some time being associated with some of the biggest scams going.

As you will see from the record from company registrations there are several companies which have come up in various blogs and forums over the years. The main one is Greenges 2005 SL, this was a very active company in the past and was also part of the Ramirez and Ramirez set up which has fleeced thousands of people over the years

If you are contacted by this company do let us know and extreme caution should be exercised.

The second is one that we have highlighted before Platinum Services and Administration SL which is also linked to Litigation Services SL, see link below.

https://insidetimeshare.com/the-mid-week-report-platinum-services-and-administration-sl/

It now appears they must be desperate to get “clients” to pay up, one of our readers received an email stating that if they did not pay then their case will be archived as they are running out of time. The case is almost ready to be heard against Eze Group and Regency Shores SL in the Málaga courts.

PLATINUM SERVICES AND ADMINISTRATION S.L.

Re: Eze Group Europe/Regency Shores S.L.

Claim amount: £XXXX.XXX

Dear XXXXXXX

We have yet to hear from you with regards to reregistering your claim as a civil claim, at the Malaga Court, against the above-mentioned companies.

Should you wish to proceed, please contact me on 0034 951122320 or send an email for my attention and I will call for payment. [email protected] 

If you have any queries at all regarding your claim, our company or our lawyers, please do not hesitate to contact me.

We would need to be in receipt of the costs, being £289.19 including IVA (VAT), by 31/01/20 or your file will be archived.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards

Amelia Reynolds

Senior Claims Advisor

Well, we don’t know about you but it certainly looks as though they are desperate.

As you will see from the link to the previous article they do name a lawyer, but as yet Inside Timeshare has not had any confirmation or denial that the named lawyer is working for them or if his name and details are just being used. Either way, this company and their associate company (same owner), should be avoided at all costs.

These examples are another stark reminder of how important it is for you the timeshare owners to ensure that you do your homework before engaging with any company that is promising termination or compensation.

If you have been contacted by these or any other company please use our contact page and give us all the details that you have, Inside Timeshare will do the research for you and confirm or deny if they are scams or not. Please be safe and never pay any money especially via bank transfer or through companies such as PayXpert. Bank transfers once paid are basically lost, especially to a named individual and not a company. Using third party payments using your credit card nullifies any claim under Section 75 of the Credit Consumer Act 1974. If they cannot accept credit cards directly and it must be in the company name of who you are dealing with, then ask yourself the question, Why do they not have credit facilities?

REMEMBER TO DO YOUR HOMEWORK!

Timeshare Owners Protection Plan Ltd: Another Mark Rowe Creation

As our regular readers are aware, Inside Timeshare has been publishing over the years many articles on the antics of Mark Rowe and his various companies. This began with his Monster Credits and Monster Rewards package, through to sellmytimeshare.tv which was the initial contact to sell the much-maligned and discredited Monster Credits scheme. He then replaced Monster with a renamed version called Jive Hippo and at every point, he has come up with new companies and money-making schemes. Today we highlight yet another of his worthless programmes to help timeshare owners.

This particular scheme stems from the “exit” & “compensation” scheme set up by Rowe using his companies ABC Legal & ABC Lawyers, this along with a plethora of other so-called “legal” firms duped timeshare owners into signing up to relinquish their timeshare memberships. Along with this, there would be a claim for “compensation” once the cancellation has been done. This is passed to yet another Mark Rowe company Lansdown Financial Ltd.

As we know from the many enquiries Inside Timeshare has received that these “cancellations” of membership have never actually been done. The client receives a letter from whichever of Rowe’s “law” firms they have dealt with to inform them that their ownership is in their “opinion terminated”

Mark Rowe, not as innocent as he looks!

The common factor for all those who have enquired is the fact they were told to just stop paying the annual maintenance fees. The hope of Rowe was that the timeshare companies would not chase for arrears. Unfortunately, this is not the case, Inside Timeshare knows for a fact that many of the timeshare companies will actively chase for arrears and send in the debt collection agencies. If the “debt” is not paid then action against the member is taken in the County Courts, this results in either the owner paying the debt before a court hearing to avoid receiving a County Court Judgement.

Now as Mark Rowe does know this fact as he has been around the industry for many years, he came up with yet another scheme to allay the fears of “his clients”. This is the Timeshare Owners Protection Plan.

It is a “certificate of indemnity” so if the timeshare company does take legal action then Rowe’s clients will get legal cover to fight the case. The only problem is that according to the “Certificate of Registration” it clearly states:

“This certificate confirms that discretionary legal benefits scheme cover (subject to terms and conditions overleaf) is supplied and operated by Timeshare Owners Protection Plan Ltd”.

Then if we go to the terms and condition section 3.1 it explains what is meant by discretionary:

“Discretionary means that our directors have the unfettered, optional, non-compulsory right and authority to decide whether or not to provide support in connection with a claim against you by a timeshare resort owner”.

Well, it could not be clearer than that, it is the directors who decide if they will fund any defence!

So who is the director?

I do think you have already guessed, Mark Rowe himself, along with Clifford Donald Wing, who is a rather new name to come up, (we just wonder if he is aware of Rowe’s somewhat colourful past).

The company Timeshare Owners Protection Plan Limited is registered with Company House with the Company Registration Number 10775452. It was incorporated as a company on 17 May 2017 and the registered address is:

71 Queen Victoria Street London England EC4V 4BE

The company itself is listed as a “Micro” entity and in the PDF file below you will see last year’s account statement, as you will see it has no funds or assets. Now, this does beg the question: Where does the funding for legal representation come from?

Inside Timeshare thinks that the answer is in the “discretionary” point of the scheme, it will not be forthcoming!

On the 10 May 2018, there was a change in persons or entities with significant control, this was passed from ABC Legal to another company called TOPPL Holdings Ltd, Company Registration Number 11347556 and the registered address:

71 Queen Victoria Street London England EC4V 4BE

The company was incorporated on the 4 May 2018, just 6 days the change of significant control, but the person who has this control and is the director of TOPPL Holdings Ltd is none other than our old friend Mark Rowe!

So once again we see the devious mind of Rowe in action, taking money from unsuspecting owners, filling them with false hopes and promises, worthless certificates showing “cancellation of timeshare contracts” and then the certificate promising protection from legal action.

Over the year this man has invented and run some of the most prolific scams in the timeshare world yet he has been able to get away with it all. Well, that is until now, we know that several of his companies are under police investigation for fraud in the UK and Tenerife, it is only time before the authorities go knocking on his door and he will eventually see the inside of a prison cell!

If you have been a victim of Mark Rowe or any of his companies please use our contact page and let us know, Inside Timeshare also urges you to file complaints with Action Fraud and also Trading Standards.

Remember do your homework before engaging with companies such as these, if you are not sure if they are genuine and will do what they promise the contact Inside Timeshare for advice. You have nothing to lose and it will save you in the end.

Start the Week: Opt Out Resolutions Consumer Warning

Welcome to the start of another week with Inside Timeshare, we begin today with yet another consumer warning about what can only be described as a “bogus” company. Yet more readers have been in contact with Inside Timeshare to check on the validity of this company and the claims it makes. You will today see that this company is not what they appear to be and we urge caution if contacted by them.

The name of the company is Opt Out Resolutions, they have a website:

https://optoutresolutions.com/

This was registered on 27 November 2018 and the registrant is hidden by privacy protect, this means we are unable to find out who is behind it. The website registration is due to expire on 27 November this year.

According to their website, they are located at the following address:

Canada Square Canary Wharf London E14 5AB

Tel: 0044 (0) 207 183 3515

Email: [email protected]

On the website there are no company details such as Company House Registration or if this is just a trading name for another company. Searches of Company House records show no company registered by the name Opt Out Resolutions.

The most disturbing information which has been given to us by our readers is that this company during their “cold call” claim they are working with and on behalf of a legitimate law firm known as M1 Legal. They are duly registered as a Spanish company with the registration number or NIF B93477016 with all their lawyers duly registered with their respective Bar Associations or Colegio de Abogados.

M1 Legal is also registered in the Uk with the Financial Conduct Authority for “Claims Management Regulation” with the registration number FRN836561.

Inside Timeshare has been in contact with M1 Legal for any confirmation that Opt Out Resolutions are working on their behalf. As you may have already guessed, M1 Legal have no record of this company or any knowledge that they have contracted them to work on their behalf.

According to the website they have a section titled “Recent Victories”, these are in fact taken from the M1 Legal website without their permission and Opt Out are using them as their own.

So this is a blatant lie by the callers and operators of Opt Out Resolutions.

The next disturbing fact is that one of our readers has also sent in the details of the bank account that he should make his payment of almost 4,000€:

Bank name: Open Bank

Account name: Ajalor Jalor

Iban : ES 35 0073 0100 5506 0399 2105

Swift: OPENESMM

Bank address: Paseo de la Castellana 134

28046 Madrid Spain.

Office Address: Calle Conde de Aranda, 1, 2º Izda

Madrid, 28013

These details were sent to our reader from a James Rowe using the email address [email protected]

As you will notice this account is in the name of a private individual (a very strange name indeed) and not a company account, this should always start the alarm bells to ring!

As we always warn our readers that this is a prime example of why it is important to do your homework and research any company that contacts you out of the blue via a cold call. By making these checks you have nothing to lose, but you do have everything to gain such as not paying and losing your hard-earned cash on the false promises of companies such as Opt Out Resolutions.

If you have been contacted by this company please let Inside Timeshare know, If you are contacted by any company regarding your timeshare and especially regarding claims and cancellation of contracts, please use our contact page and we will help you to find out if they are genuine and will do what they say.