Welcome back to Inside Timeshare, we do apologise for the break this was due to personal reasons but Inside Timeshare is back. Today we highlight new websites and Facebook pages with some very dubious looking companies targeting timeshare owners plus an update on our old friends CUC Abogados.
We start with a new website and Facebook page for Timeshare Watchdog International, this actually looks like it is a lead generator but as yet we have no idea who for. The website shows a telephone number +44 20 8190 0402 yet no address. The contact page is just a short form asking for name, telephone number and email address, none of the usual questions such as what and where do you own.
The website itself was registered on 19 September 2019 and is due to expire on 19 September 2020. Once again with most of these websites, the registrant is hidden by privacy protect. There are no company details and so far there has been no trace of any company using the name Timeshare Watchdog International.
The claims they make on their website do lead us to believe that they are not genuine, over 700 hundred cases served and over £100,000 earned for clients. Must admit this does seem a little far fetched considering the website is only just 3 months old.
The next new website is for yet another “fake” law firm, this time it is based in Granada, Suarez Aleman. It was registered on 12 July 2018 and is due to expire on 12 July 2020, again the registrant is hidden by privacy protect but is registered in London.
The website itself shows no company registration number but the address:
Email: [email protected]
Telephone number: +34 611 213 153 This number is a Spanish Mobile number.
Inside Timeshare suspects that this “fake” law firm is also associated with another that surfaced several months ago, Salas Perez. The Modus Operandi is very similar with the websites almost identical and the supposed Fiduciary Officer to whom the bank transfer is made is a name that came up at the time Louiza Ochan.
Now for an update on CUC Abogados and Solutions SL, Inside Timeshare has received many emails from readers regarding this group of “fake” lawyers.
The one factor that has surprised us is that all the readers have been awarded the exact same amount 32,000€ and they all have been sent “tax forms” showing the tax they need to pay to have the money released. The other point is they have also all received a “copy” of the cheque made out on a La Caixa Cheque.
When checking the IBAN Number ES62 7302 4576 6613 1346 4329 the following information comes up:
|This IBAN has the correct length for this country (Spain).|
|Bankleitzahl (bank code) 7302: This Bankleitzahl (bank code) does not exist.|
|Account number 1313464329: The checksum in the account number is incorrect.|
|IBAN ES6273024576661313464329: The IBAN contains an incorrect checksum.|
So this IBAN Number is just as “FAKE” as the court documents and everything else these fraudsters are sending out.
Do not pay these people anything, you have not been awarded the amount they say, there is no “TAX” to pay and the copy of the cheque they send is fake. This is an out and out fraud.
If you have been contacted by any of the companies highlighted here or by any company with a similar story then use our contact page and let us know.
Remember do your homework, it will save you a lot of money and stress.