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Some News on Day 5 of Lockdown

Welcome to day 5 of the Spanish lockdown or “house arrest” as we prefer to call it, with plenty of videos being posted on social media of the main tourist areas with not a soul about. At least now the tourists who were ignoring the lockdown have finally realised that the police are not messing about and are staying in their hotels. In one video a woman who defied the rules and used the hotel pool (which was cordoned off) was arrested by National Police, she even had the audacity to ignore their orders to vacate the pool. But enough of that, today we report on a couple of news items that have filtered down from the courts, more comments and complaints from Anfi members.

Even with the courts suspending trials there still is some news filtering through, the latest was against Anfi. The case involving British clients was held at the Court of First Instance of San Bartolomé de Tirajana, where their contract was declared null and void. They were also awarded over £8,000 further details to be released.

Moving on to the Court of First Instance of Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol, this court has just rejected a “declinatoria” by Diamond Resorts.

The Declinatoria is a legal writ in which the resort petitions the court to reject the case on the basis that the court does not have jurisdiction to try the case as the contract does not fall within the jurisdiction of Spanish law.

In this case, the court in Fuengirola ruled that the Diamond contracts did, in fact, fall under Spanish jurisdiction and therefore are subject to the terms of Spanish Timeshare Law 42/98.

This particular move by Diamond and many other resorts is a common one with the sole intention of avoiding litigation under Spanish law. This ruling sends the message that the courts are now taking this matter seriously.

Both of these cases were brought on behalf of the clients by Canarian Legal Alliance.

Yesterday we published a report regarding Anfi and the policy of charging extortionate amounts per night for those members whose holidays are over, yet are stranded in Gran Canaria due to the “State of Alarm” which is in place. The latest are regarding the cancellation of bookings.

Today we publish some more comments and complaints from members on this subject.

The first is not so much a full-blown complaint but shows the concern this situation is causing to members. This reader has seen information that Anfi is to close yet there is no information or help from them forthcoming.

They are that concerned as they do not know what this means for them, they do not know what to do, even to the point of asking if they will end up “on the street”!

The next two complaints are very similar in nature, they are regarding the cancellation of bookings during the current crisis.

One reader asks “why do they have to pay 80€ to cancel their booking”, considering the situation and the fact that they may not even be able to get a flight, Inside Timeshare has to agree with them.

The second is what one reader has been told by Anfi regarding the cancellation of their booking, they will have to pay a cancellation fee, which is not given, plus they would be able to deposit their week for future use. This must be done by email before September 2020.

They are told that there is no charge to deposit the week, but, there is always a but, they will have to pay a fee of 91€ to re-book that deposited week. Although it will be valid until the end of 2021.

So even with the current situation of lockdown and the termination of many flights, Anfi seems determined to screw their members for every cent they can, this is not what people who have spent thousands to purchase this “exclusive” club membership deserve. At least in the current situation, these charges should be wavered and the costs per night should be reduced dramatically or even no charge at all.

As for the views of Inside Timeshare, this is what we have come to expect from Anfi so it is no surprise to us, customer and members service and care is obviously non-existent at Anfi.

In the end, they have screwed the members with the selling of illegal contracts over the years, they go out of their way to avoid paying what the courts have ordered and done all they can to prolong the legal process. So the question Inside Timeshare asks is do you really want to be members of this club knowing that they have no respect or regard for their members?

For further information on your legal rights and options please use our contact page and Inside Timeshare will get back to you.

It’s Friday and the End of Another Week

Welcome to the last article for this week and what a week it has been, the number of emails being received from readers who have had dealing in the past with Eze Group and ABC Legal and ABC Lawyers has been huge. All are coming up with the same story and unfortunately, some have been taken in and have now lost up to several thousands of pounds. We also give a round-up of the legal news from the courts around Spain this week.

We begin with the readers emails regarding Eze Group, ABC Legal and ABC Lawyers, as we have reported on these pages over the last year or so and especially recently, there are a number of companies that have emerged who are targeting the “victims” of the above companies.

All are very similar in that they inform the client that they have a case in court or the money is held by the court waiting to be claimed. The only problem is there is a fee to pay to either have the money released by the courts or for other “legal” fees such as translations.

The most disturbing fact about these companies is the links they have with each other and also with past “fake” law firms. The companies are:

O1C Leisure and Legal Solutions SL

Inconel Administration SL

Platinum Services and Administration SL

Litigation Services SL

The fact is the director of Platinum and O1C is Jose Miguel Muñoz Cañas along with the director of Litigation Services Calle Guden Daniel Ernesto are very much linked with past “scam” companies on the Costa del Sol:

Fastline Legal Services SL, Greenges 2005 SL and are also known to have been involved with the most notorious “fake” law firm Ramirez and Ramirez, along with the ex-director of Platinum Sharifi Dadvar Mahmoud Reza were also involved with other very dubious companies from the past:

Fuengirola Servicios 2002 SL

Key Property Town Advisory (KPTA)

The Justice Group Direct

Other factors are the shared addresses of these companies plus the fact they all come up with a very similar story, “we have been appointed by the courts”, funny thing is that is exactly what Ramirez and Ramirez said years ago!

See links at the bottom of the page for previous articles.

On Monday we published the news from the Supreme Court that they had rejected an appeal by Anfi on a sentence that went against them at the Court of First Instance and the High Court. This news confirmed that the Supreme Court which has issued 130 rulings on the timeshare law was not going to act any differently than before. They have ruled and set the laws which came into effect in January 1999, which needed to be tested, are now set in stone. This was a great blow to Anfi but a great result for the client and their lawyers.

On the 11 March, the news broke that Marriott who had lost a case at the Court of First Instance in Palma de Mallorca had lodged an appeal. This was then swiftly followed by Marriott VOLUNTARILY paying a considerable sum into the court in accordance with the sentence. It is believed that they have also withdrawn the appeal, we are awaiting confirmation of this.

This could also be in line with the announcement back in 2018 that they had set aside $16.3 million to cover litigation costs as they admitted losing in the Spanish courts. This was published in Market Exclusive.

This morning the news arrived of yet another bank transfer as ordered by the courts, this time it involves Anfi.

Due to the work of the Provisional Execution Enforcement Team of Canarian Legal Alliance, one German client is about to receive over 68,000€ plus his contract is now null and void leaving him timeshare free.

No doubt as the day goes on there will be more news coming from the courts which Inside Timeshare will publish next week.

All that remains is to say have a great weekend and remember to do your homework before engaging with any company that promises the world to you.

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

https://insidetimeshare.com/start-the-week-more-consumer-warnings/

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

End of the Week and Another Fake Firm Emerges

Welcome to the final article for this week, today we highlight yet another new “claims” company that is contacting clients who have dealt with other companies, Inconel Administration SL. As you will see this new company has some very interesting links. We also report on the latest in the Anfi saga with a very interesting article published in Canarias7 a news periodical that is published in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria. It follows the problems being faced by Hermanos Santana Cazorla SL, the 50% and Golden Shareholder of Anfi.

Over the past weeks Inside Timeshare has been reporting on several “claims” companies who have been targeting members/clients of Eze Group, well, it seems it is now the turn of clients of ABC Legal and ABC Lawyers.

Inconel Administration SL was registered with the Mercantile Registry on the 8 August 2019, so it is only just 7 months old, the record is also missing the CIF Number. Their registered address is:

C/ Coronel Ripollet Edificio Santos Rein 3a 29640 Fuengirola Málaga

An address we are very familiar with as it is also the address used by Platinum Services and Administration SL, another company that we have highlighted and is also behind the Eze Group scams.

But it is not just the address that is familiar, it is the director of the company that caught our attention, Jose Miguel Muñoz Cañas, who is also the director O1C Leisure and Legal Solutions who are also behind the Eze Group scam.

Muñoz is also associated with some of the older and very dubious companies which operated out of Fuengirola years ago. These are:

Fastline Legal Services SL, Greenges 2005 SL, Rapid Reclaims SL.

This person is also known to have ties with one of the biggest scammers on the Costa del Sol since the infamous Tony Muldoon, this was Ramirez and Ramirez one of the first and biggest of the fake law firms.

There is a website but so far we have not been able to find out when it was registered and who by, the message comes up as it is either an invalid address or unsupported (very suspicious). The website is:

http://www.inconel.es/

Now according to the website under the section lawyers they claim:

At present our lawyers have more than 1000 cases going through the courts of Málaga.

We have had successful prosecutions and convictions against the following companies.

MacAnthony Realty International S.L, Incentive Leisure Group S.L, Instant Access S.A, Blue Chip, Dream Homes WorldWide.

So, over 1000 cases and won cases against companies that are no longer operating such as MacAnthony which has not been around since 2010. This is very impressive considering that the company has only been registered for 7 months!

If you have been a client of ABC Legal, ABC Lawyers or any of the other Mark Rowe companies please be aware that this is a scam to fleece you of your cash.

Past articles on linked companies.

https://insidetimeshare.com/start-the-week-more-consumer-warnings/

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

To end this week we bring you the latest news regarding the Cazorla’s and Anfi.

As we all know Anfi is 50% owned by the company Hermanos Santana Cazorla SL who also hold the Golden Share and control the board of directors. Canarias7 which is a news periodical in Gran Canaria published on the 5 March 2020 on the financial woes of the Cazorla’s.

It appears that the Mercantile Court has admitted for processing the request for the declaration of necessary insolvency, in other words, they may just be going into liquidation.

This was submitted by Isla Marina SL who claim that Hermanos Sanatana Cazorla SL owes 47 million euros for unpaid loans along with other debts.

It is also noted that the Cazorla company also owes Ifa Canarias (the other 50% partner in Anfi) 9.3 million euros and 4.6 million to Sparebank as guarantor of the syndicated loan were also named in the court.

You can read the full story at the link below.

That is all for this week, join us again next week for more on the world of timeshare. Have a great weekend and please be aware of the “scam” callers.

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