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

Viking Real Estate and Nordic Consulting

Over the past few months Inside Timeshare has been highlighting Viking Real Estate and Nordic Consulting, with many readers informing us of their contact with these two companies. As we already know Viking Real Estate is run by Mike Farhoud and Nordic Consulting by his brother Ali Farhoud. Both companies claim to be able to get owners out of their Silverpoint contracts and claim back the purchase price.

The latest information to be supplied by one of our Scandinavian readers who has been contacted by Viking Real Estate to make a claim against Silverpoint. As part of the contract there is an indemnity to cover the legal fees of 5,000€ should the client not receive the payment at the end of the claim.

The strange fact is the amount being charged for legal fees, 5,000€ upfront with a further 5,000€ payable at the end of the case. Mr Farhoud has also issued the following “indemnity” or promise that if the client does not receive their payment at the end of the case, (Translating done with Google see the PDF for the original Swedish).

I, Mike Farhoud (Nie: X5130722C) personally guarantee that Viking Real Estates & Consultant does everything in its power to claim back € 5,000 of the invested money for XXXX

XXXX (Passport number: ____________) bill. Viking Real Estate & Consultant takes full responsibility for the whole process.

In case Viking Real Estates & Consultant does not receive a single penny from the amount we

If, in other words, you want to get 0kr back from the process, then I, Mike Farhoud, personally responsible to repay the fee in the corresponding proportion.

This guarantee is testified by both parties

This is signed by Mike Farhoud.

Not bad, you don’t get a single penny he will personally repay the fee, there is a slight catch here, what if you receive 1€? That gets him out of repaying the full amount of legal fees and there is nothing you can do about it, as the indemnity states if you get ZERO back!

It must also be pointed out that the entry for Viking Real Estate shows the object of the company is registered in the field of Restaurants and Food Stalls.

We will let you the readers decide on that one.

It has also been noticed that Viking has spent a rather large amount of money on advertising, all the trolleys at the airport in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria carry large boards advertising his company. Now we know that sort of advertising doesn’t come cheap, again we leave it to you the reader to decide whose money is being used.

Nordic Consulting, run and owned by Ali Farhoud, is no stranger to these pages, we have already highlighted their use of court sentences and especially Supreme Court ones claiming them as their own. We know for a fact the Supreme Court ones do not belong to them but another law firm. This has been verified through the case numbers and also from the names of the lawyers on the document.

They have also gone a little further, when looking at their Privacy Policy and viewing the page source it is clear that they have been “cutting & pasting” from other peoples websites. If you look at the images below you will see that it has been taken from the Canarian Legal Alliance website. Further down the contact section has also been taken from the Canarian Legal Alliance website.

Surely if this company was above board as they claim they are, why are they using another firm’s documents and also links to their website?

At the end of the day, these companies are run by the very same people who for years worked for Silverpoint and sold you the very products you purchased from them. They claim they didn’t know that what they were selling was illegal and now want more of your money with a promise of getting out of the contract and being reimbursed your purchase price.

Again we leave you the reader to decide if either of these “Companies” are to be trusted with what they say and promise?