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CUC Abogados: Update

Yesterday Inside Timeshare published a warning about another new “FAKE” law firm that has appeared in Tenerife, CUC Abogados, which we believe is part of the “FAKE” law firms we have nicknamed as the Litigious Abogados family. From further investigations, we have now confirmed that the company that apparently seems to be working with CUC Abogados is one we are already familiar with and has been around for a number of years, Solutions SL or previously known as The Solutions Group.

https://insidetimeshare.com/yet-another-new-fake-law-firm-appears-in-tenerife/

The Solutions Group was also known as Section 75 were very active several years ago contacting DWVC and ILG clients with promises of making claims using Section 75 of the Credit Consumer Act 1974. As far as we know not one person ever managed to get paid out for any claims made by this company.

They are still using the same email [email protected]

The address they use is:

C/ Luciano Bello Alfonso Nº5 Oficina 1 Las Chafiras 38639 Tenerife

This address is a residential street and shows no offices when checked on Google street view, this obviously gets the alarm bells ringing.

The telephone number they are using is 0203 137 3970 which is a London code and is predominantly used for businesses especially via the internet.

Solutions Group have used various names in the past including Section 75, Consumer Advisory Solutions and European Consumer Solutions, all based in Tenerife.

So now we have a link with CUC Abogados, who explains that there has been a court case against DWVC & ILG with money waiting to be paid out. CUC Abogados will be the law firm to pursue this payout, obviously, there is going to be a fee. No doubt as in the past the fee will be paid by a bank transfer into the bank account of a named individual and not to a company account. Again this fact should start your alarm bells to ring!

So far Inside Timeshare has not found any reference to any company called Solutions SL on the Spanish company register, nor have we found any record for CUC Abogados.

If you are contacted by any of the “companies” mentioned use our contact page and let us know the details, remember there have been no court cases in Spain and there are none that have been filed against DWVC/ILG. After all, DWVC/ILG was effectively closed down by the UK authorities many years ago and with the death of the owner Gary Peter Lee all his companies folded.

Once again it pays to do your homework before engaging with any company that contacts you out of the blue with promises of court cases pending or that money awarded is waiting for you. If you need help in identifying any caller contact Inside Timeshare.

Solutions Group, Still Going?

Around three years ago a company came up on the radar called Simple Solutions, this was part of the Solutions Group registered as XYZ Solutions SL. This company is based in Tenerife and was registered at Avenida Del Claudio Delgado Diaz 101, Las Chafiras, San Miguel De Abona, 38620. CIF Number B76558519 and telephone numbers 0203 137 7214 & 0203 137 3970 also using an email address [email protected], the website they quoted was www.consumeract75.co.uk which was registered to Global Solutions at the same address.

 

There was also another company apparently based in Madrid called European Consumer Complaints which used the same www.consumeract75.co.uk  website.

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The nature of the business was claiming for breach of contract, misrepresentation and mis-selling of timeshare and discount holiday clubs such as Incentive Leisure Group and Designer Way Vacation Club. These claims would be made under the Credit Consumer Act 1974, Section 75, there was also an upfront fee which was payable via bank transfer.

 

It now seems they are back, this time as Solutions Ltd, which is supposedly a UK registered company, yet no trace can be found at Company House. The telephone number is the same one used by Simple Solutions and XYZ Solutions, 0203 137 3970 also using the same email address [email protected]. The address given this time is: Calle Luciano 5D, San Miguel, 38369, the address is genuine but looking at street view on google maps, there is no sign of any company such as this and is right on the corner of the original address

 

The operation is the same as before, claims against timeshare companies using the Credit Consumer Act, again for breach of contract, misrepresentation and mis-selling. There is still an upfront fee which is payable by bank transfer to a Santander bank account.

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Inside Timeshare has also been informed of one lady who believed that her timeshare resort had gone bankrupt several years ago, this was after she had received a call from one of the original companies. She then stopped paying her maintenance fees thinking she no longer owned, now she is getting demands for payment of the arrears. The resort was a Heritage Resort in Marbella.

 

Now she has had a call from Solutions Ltd to pay them to make a claim, luckily because of the demands from Heritage, she has realised the original call several years ago was a ruse to get her to pay for a claim.

 

It is important to remember to make your checks before dealing with any company that claims your resort has gone bankrupt or closed down, or that you can get a refund via section 75 for an upfront payment. Also never pay anything using a bank transfer, cheque, paypal or even a Western Union, once any payment is made in this way your money is gone. If you do need to make any claim for any payment using section 75 it can be done yourself, your bank, citizen advice or one of the following websites can help you do this:

 

http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/shopping/section75-protect-your-purchases

 

http://www.which.co.uk/consumer-rights/regulation/section-75-of-the-consumer-credit-act

 

http://insidetimeshare.com/claiming-money-back-credit-card/

 

If you need any help in finding information about any company, contact Inside Timeshare, if we know of them we can pass on the information. If they are not known to us then we will research them for you or tell you how to find out for yourself. It pays to do your homework and keep your money safe.

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