Start the Week: Scammers Update & Another Anfi Appeal Dismissed

Welcome to the start of another week with Inside Timeshare, as usual, the weekend has brought new emails from readers who have been contacted by some of the companies we have highlighted. These have given some new information which will be useful to our readers and those looking for information. We also bring you the news of yet another Anfi appeal being rejected by the High Court, this news came in late on Friday.

Last week we highlighted the Greek scam from the Hellenic Republic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this highlighted new names, emails addresses and bank account details. This also included copies of what looks like “official” letters, but as we already know, they are fake.

Our latest reader has received a call from Stephanie or Tiffany Houghton, who claims to be in Athens and working for the bank that is holding the money that has been “refunded by the courts”. She also had all our readers details of their dealings with Monster, which is highly suspicious.

The telephone number that was used for the call is 0800 368 9445, this number has very negative reviews which certainly point to a scam on various “who called” websites.

Our reader also received an email from 

[email protected]

Again this is an email provider such as the one on this link:

https://temp-mail.org/

They required the payment of 847.02€ to complete and settle outstanding “tax & debts” before the 8,860.28€ can be released. This will be paid by Areios Pagos, which is actually the Supreme Civil and Criminal Court of Greece. This is for “past” payments to Monster Club, Jive Hippo and other companies which supposedly went into administration in January 2020. Jive Hippo in the UK had a notice of “Compulsory Dissolution” published in The Gazette (official UK bulletin) in December 2020, a full 12 months after the date they gave. According to company records this has not yet been completed.

Jive Hippo UK Company House Records

https://find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk/company/09863488

PDF of Gazette Notice.

The “beneficiary” of this payment is once again a named individual and not the bank or any official body.

Payment is to be made to Slabea Stella who uses the email address:

[email protected]

Postal Address:

Athinas 1 Thessaloniki 54634 

On Google Street View this looks like a chemist or plumbers shop.

The new number to come up is: +30 698 199 1197

At present our reader has not yet received the bank details for the payment, but once again payment to a named individual is highly suspicious.

We now move to another reader who has been contacted by Litigation Services SL, which we have highlighted before and have linked to several other scams operating: 

O1C Leisure and Legal Solutions SL

Inconel Administration SL

Platinum Services and Administration SL

https://insidetimeshare.com/its-friday-and-the-end-of-another-week/

https://insidetimeshare.com/end-of-the-week-and-another-fake-firm-emerges/

https://insidetimeshare.com/more-consumer-warnings/

According to the email our reader has received, the following are subject to the case:

Case Ref: Monster Travel SL, Sell My Timeshare SL, Hollywood Marketing SA, ABC Group SA, Lansdown Finance Ltd, Jive Hippo SA and associate ECC & M1 Legal SL.

If you notice they have included ECC & M1 Legal in their “case”. Now considering this is a very successful and respected law firm that is winning in the courts against various timeshare companies and “holiday clubs”, this does seem very strange indeed.

M1 Legal have been notified of this fact.

Litigation Services SL, also claim they have had successful “prosecutions and convictions”  against the following:

MacAnthony Realty International SL

Incentive Leisure Group SL

Instant Access SA

Blue Chip SL

Dream Homes Worldwide SL

Not bad considering these companies have not existed for years.

Once again this shows how careful you must be when contacted out of the blue by companies claiming to be law firms with the wonderful news of either money waiting for you or that they have a case going and you can be part of it.

The question you should first ask yourself is how have they got so much information on my dealings with any timeshare or other company?

We now move to the news of another Anfi appeal being dismissed and rejected by the High Court in Las Palmas, this news came in late on Friday afternoon.

The English client originally won their case at the Court of First Instance Number 2 of San Bartolomé de Tirajana, where the judge ruled the contract null and void, ordering Anfi to repay the client 27,644€ plus legal interest. This included the repayment in double, the amount taken illegally as a deposit within the Statutory cooling-off period, this amounted to 15,358€.

As we have come to expect from Anfi they decided to waste the court’s time and also a whole lot of money in lodging an appeal, which we have seen are constantly being dismissed and rejected by the High Court.

Both the High Court and the Court of First Instance are basing their rulings on the 131 rulings made by the Supreme Court.

Once again this case was prepared and presented by the lawyers of Canarian Legal Alliance.

If you have been contacted by any company regarding your timeshare, either for an exit or a potential claim and would like to know if they are genuine, please use our contact page and we will get back to you.

Do you think you may have a valid and viable claim or a possible illegal contract, again use our contact page and Inside Timeshare will get back to you with the relevant information.

Once again we remind you to

DO YOUR HOMEWORK FIRST!


One Comments

  • Deborah Shackleford

    March 3, 2021

    I was recently contacted by an exit company. The guy actually gave me his business card. We walked after most of the so called presentation was nothing but an offer for us to give them $29,995! Total waste of an hour. They not only didnt have a “free” dinner, didn’t even offer us a bottle of water!

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