Over the past couple of months Inside Timeshare has been highlighting the “FAKE” law firm CUC Abogados operating out of Tenerife. As we know this is just one of the latest incarnations of “FAKE” law firms which we have named as the Litigious Abogados Family. They are also operating using a company by the name of Solutions SL. Well, it seems that from further information supplied by our readers they are finding it difficult to get clients to pay “TAX” which they require to release the payment from the court.
Our reader has on several occasions told them that they think this is all a scam and in one reply, Julia from Solutions, rang our reader within minutes of receiving an email from our reader and explained that it was “organisations” such as Inside Timeshare are working in “cahoots” with the timeshare industry to besmirch the name of Solutions and CUC Abogados to stop people making claims. Well, Inside Timeshare is in “cahoots” with the industry, not bad considering we highlight many of the malpractices of the many timeshare companies that sold it to you in the first place.
Now if CUC Abogados and Solutions SL were in fact legitimate companies and what Inside Timeshare publishes is not true, why have they not instituted any legal proceedings against us?
Due to our reader being adamant that they will not pay any “tax” or “fees” upfront to receive the cheque they received a phone call, the caller said that as there was a “trust issue”, they would ask the lawyers to pay the tax and that it would be reimbursed by the client when they receive the cheque.
This was not able to be done, but they did reduce the fee and issued new tax forms for the payment of non-resident tax. As we have said before there is no tax to pay.
Our reader has also received the bank details for the account of the procurator, named as José Kinog with the address:
This is yet another fake address.
The bank details are:
IBAN: ES77 2100 6938 8302 0011 4535 BIC: CAIXESBBXXX
Dirección de Banco: Avda. Juan Carlos 1, Número 31, 38650, Los Cristianos Arona Santa Cruz, Tenerife
Beneficiario: José Mendoza Rico Kinog
When checking the IBAN it came up as false. So we have to ask will they give another bank account when people are unable to make a transfer?
The question is now will the cheque arrive or as we have seen before it will be missing from the envelope and another company, once again “appointed” by the court has been charged with tracing the missing cheque. If past experience is anything to go by they will then say it was cashed by a criminal gang (usually East European). Now for a fee which will be up to 20% of the cheque value this new company will get the money paid back by the bank.
This is a very elaborate and sophisticated fraud, not only are they taking money from unsuspecting victims they are also falsifying official court documents and bank cheques. This does make us wonder why the authorities are not taking this fraud with the seriousness that they should.
If you have been contacted by these “firms” or anything similar and you are not sure, please use our contact page and get in touch. Inside Timeshare will get back to you and point you in the right direction.
Remember before you believe what you are told or pay any money, please do your homework, once it has been paid especially by bank transfer, you will never see that money again.