Welcome to the end of another week with Inside Timeshare, although it has been a rather quiet week we finish with the latest court sentence against Anfi, which has left one ex-owner very happy indeed. We also bring you the latest in the ongoing fraud perpetrated by Solutions SL and the fake law firm CUC Abogados in Tenerife. This will show you the lengths these fraudsters will go to just to get you to part with your hard-earned cash.
This is a very interesting sentence as the court has severely penalised Anfi for the taking of illegal deposits during the statutory cooling off period of 14 Days. The client has received an extra 49,535.15€ by the court as compensation on top of the return of the original purchase price of 29,483.77€ which was paid in 2006.
Along with the illegal taking of deposits, the contract contained another infringement of the timeshare law placed to protect consumers, these included the duration which exceeded the 50 years duration laid down by law.
This is one happy Norwegian client of Canarian Legal Alliance who will now enjoy the 79,018.92€ as well as being free from the rising annual maintenance fees.
Inside Timeshare would like to congratulate this client and also to say a very big well done to the dedicated legal team at CLA.
This should leave everyone in no doubt that consumers do have a way out and that there are genuine law firms who do their utmost to ensure justice.
We now move on to the latest in our reports on Solutions SL and CUC Abogados, as our regular readers will know this is just the latest in the frauds perpetrated against consumers of timeshare, holiday clubs and associated products from the “gang” we have dubbed the Litigious Abogados Family.
Since July 2016 we have identified around 100 names used for the law firm, procurators and other firms, these tend to change around every 4 to 6 months with new names and websites. The one thing that is consistent is the websites are almost identical only changing minor details such as the names of the “lawyers” which are always very strange indeed and the photographs of genuine people downloaded from the internet and genuine law firms.
The pictures of the genuine lawyers have been taken from law firms around the world including the USA, Australia, Argentina, Uruguay Venezuela and off course Spain. Two of the best have been the Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Argentina handing over his credentials to the Argentinian President and the late 39 President of Venezuela. (See links below)
One of our readers who has was originally “scammed” by Solutions SL who as we know are now working with (possibly the same people) CUC Abogados was asked to pay a “tax” to release his money. He asked for official confirmation of the award and what the payments are for. They sent him a copy of the tax form and also of the cheque.
The cheque supposedly issued by La Caixa Bank looks genuine enough, it is not until a check on the IBAN is made that it turns out to be a fake.
Inside Timeshare has stated before this is a very sophisticated fraud and a lot of time and effort has gone into developing it to look as genuine as possible. We wonder just how many unsuspecting people have been taken in and swindled out of thousands of euros by these unscrupulous criminals.
Once again we must warn all our readers that no matter how convincing or nice the caller sounds, no matter how genuine any documents sent look, the method of payments by bank transfer to accounts of named individuals, you must do your due diligence and do your homework.
If you need any help or advice on any company that contacts you with the great news that you have been awarded thousands please use our contact page and Inside Timeshare will get back to you.
Have a great weekend and join us again next week.