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Eze Group Clients Being Targeted & JSD Update

Over the past few months Inside Timeshare has been following the various “fake” law firms operating out of Malaga and targeting former clients of Eze Group. All have the same story, there are substantial funds being held by the Malaga courts seized from a recent trial of Eze Group. For a fee which ranges from 600€ to 2,400€, they can have this money released to your own account. First, we bring you an update on another “fake” firm JSD Group.

Inside Timeshare first reported about this “company” on 10 June and again on 17 June, it does not make good reading. It becomes very apparent that this company has been set up with the sole purpose of depriving unsuspecting timeshare owners of thousands.

The latest email from one lucky reader shows how careful you must be, they received a cold call from someone representing JSD Group informing them they could get a full “refund” for their timeshare. The cost is only 600€.

JSD Group Bank Details

Our reader informed them they had not owned the timeshare since 2000, that is 20 years ago! Not to worry about that, said the caller, you can still claim the refund.

So who is going to pay the money?

It is also a fact that the purchase of the timeshare was well before the current timeshare laws were put into place on 5 January 1999, so the contracts are not illegal as they do not come under the new laws so could not have even been taken to court.

Links to the previous articles:

https://insidetimeshare.com/another-new-claims-company-emerges/

https://insidetimeshare.com/jsd-group-ltd-o-yoo-update/

We now move to the latest “fake” law firm to come to our attention, Morales Maxwell, located at:

Av. de las Americas, 3, 2b Malaga 29006

Telephone:

0034 951 120 443

Email:

[email protected]

[email protected]

Morales Maxwell Office

We have located a website for a Morales Maxwell:

https://moralesandmaxwell.com/

The website was registered on 25 November 2019 and is due to expire on 25 November 2020, so once again we have a website for a “law” firm registered for only 1 year!

The website itself shows no company details such as company registration numbers, lawyers names or bar association registrations. Our searches have not revealed any company records either in Spain or the UK.

Once again the story is the same as the others, the courts in Malaga have seized assets (vast sums of money) after a recent trial of Eze Group. Morales Maxwell has been charged by the courts to contact Eze Group clients to facilitate the return of in this case over £20,000!

Of course, this is not done for free, in order to get the funds released by the court the client has to pay £2,400 first!

As for the supposed trial, Inside Timeshare is not aware of any trial being held in Spain especially in Malaga against Eze Group. We do know that there was a trial held at Birmingham Crown Court where the O’Reilly’s were convicted. We also know that no money was seized by the cour but an investigation under the Proceeds of Crime Act was launched, As far as we know that is still ongoing.

Have you been contacted by either of these companies or any company with a similar story, if so please use our contact page and let Inside Timeshare know? It is your information that will help others to be aware of the potential scams that are emerging.

REMEMBER, DO YOUR HOMEWORK FIRST!

Update: Eze Group Scam coming from Greece

Back in January this year Inside Timeshare published the article “Hellenic Republic Ministry of Foreign Affairs: The Latest Eze Group Scam”, this came as a great surprise considering that the court case against Eze Group was held at Birmingham Crown Court and not a Greek court. It just makes us wonder how the Greek Government and the National Bank of Greece would be involved?

Since the publication of the article further information has been received by Inside Timeshare from our readers, this gives us more names and telephone numbers along with who these “people are working for”.

One of our readers has been speaking with the following, Maria Papadopoulos, Stavropol Mpotsari, Panagiotis Chatzitheofanos, (who are also mentioned in the original article) and a Jennifer Matoff who apparently works for the National Bank of Greece. She has recently been using the following telephone number: 0030 1 086 579 894 (Athens No) before this number was withheld.

In the calls, our reader has spoken with Jenniffer Matoff who is demanding the payment of £2000 to release the funds set aside for “victims”. The thing is our reader works in the banking industry and stated to Inside Timeshare that this is certainly not the usual protocol. Our reader also told us that Jennifer was very pushy and basically demanded the payment or they would lose the money held by the banks and courts.

The names, departments and telephone numbers are as follows:

Stephanie (no surname given)

Supreme Civil & Criminal Courts Greece (Hellenic Republik), Courts telephone: 0030 694 642 2163 direct number: 0030 694 185 4151.

Efthalia Anagnon

Criminal Courts, Telephone: 0030 694 637 1124

Isobel Fonakakis Courts Solicitor

Courts Of Cassation Greece, Telephone: 0030 694 637 1124 or 0030 694 642 2163

Anna Latsi Administrative

Courts Athens, Telephone: 0030 1 018 232 054 (Athens number)

Maria Papadopoulis Courts Solicitor

Courts of Cassation Greece, Telephone: 0030 694 642 2163 she has also used the following number 0044 203 807 5623

You will also notice that the 694 numbers are for Greek mobile phones which are also used by others on this list, a numbers for Athens and one which is a UK London code.

Other names which have been used on emails are:

Spiros Karageorgiou, Stavros Mpotsari and Panagiotis Chatzitheofanos using the email [email protected]

Our readers have also informed us that they have also received via email a letter from the National Bank of Greece, but in this letter, they refer to Messrs Piraeus Bank SA which is a rather large Greek bank. We just wonder if they are aware that they are being used in this scam.

This “scam” is very cleverly designed with the use of official-looking documents from the courts, Government Ministries and banks, just like the Litigious Abogados Family “scam” operating out of Tenerife, they are counting on people not knowing what the originals look like and being taken in by all this “official-looking documentation”!

Once again this really goes to enforce the message that you should not take what you are told at face value, do your checks before you pay for any service or pay for “taxes” to release any money held by these bogus courts and banks.

Link to the original article:

https://insidetimeshare.com/hellenic-republic-ministry-of-foreign-affairs-the-latest-eze-group-scam/

If you would like any help in finding out if you are being targeted by a scam company, then please use our contact page and Inside Timeshare will get back to you.

DO YOUR HOMEWORK YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT IN THE END

Start the Week

Welcome to the start of another week in the world of timeshare, we begin today with yet another company that has sprung up in relation to the recent Eze Group court case. Again the same old story, appointed by the courts to get victims their money back, for a fee that is.

The company name is H&K Limited, apparently based in Walthamstow East London, however, there is a company registered at Company House by the name of HK Limited, but it was dissolved on 12 December 2017.

The company number was 10334162 and the registered address was located at 18 Janeston Court 1-3 Wilbury Crescent, Hove, England, BN3 6FT

There does not seem to be any website and the email address they give is [email protected]

Again this is a free email address providers such as gmail, yahoo and hotmail, so it is not linked to any website.

The company directors were Abdul Haseeb and Yousaf Shah, Haseeb has no links to any other company but Shah was a director of another dissolved company called Helping the Children.

It may be that the persons behind the latest scam could just be using the company name, as when it is googled it does come up on the listings as a registered company. So unless you click on the link you would think that it is genuine.

Now as we have reported on another similar company A&K Advisory Limited, very similar name, the story is the same. Regency Shores, one of Eze Groups Tenerife based companies have recently lost in the High Court. Low and behold along comes H&K with the great news that money has been set aside and they have been appointed by the courts to pay it out to victims.

Problem is they need a £725 advanced fee to do so. No doubt the money will need to be paid by bank transfer to the “Escrow Account”, the only thing is the account will obviously in the name of a private individual.

The important point to remember is that Birmingham Crown Court trial was against Dominic O’Reilly, Stephanie O’Reilly and Eze Europe Ltd, the court did not set aside any money for victims. There is however an investigation under The Proceeds of Crime Act.

As for Regency Shores, there has been no court action either in Tenerife or in the UK, even though they are under investigation. No charges have yet been brought.

Remember, no court will appoint, instruct or allow any private company or third party to contact any victim of fraud, this would be down to the investigating authorities before the trial ever takes place.

The recurring question from all enquiries Inside Timeshare has received on this matter is how have they got such accurate details, such as what was purchased, how much for, when purchased, full names, addresses along with home and mobile numbers?

The answer is very simple, these scams are either being setup and run by ex-employees who have stolen company records or they have been purchased from existing or ex-employees. I would actually suspect that these scams are being run by ex-employees, the reason, they seem to know the workings of the company very well.

So to recap, there is no money waiting or being held at court, courts do not use third party companies, payments are never paid to private individuals, emails should always be linked to company websites and never pay any money upfront especially by bank transfer.

If you have been contacted with a similar story by a company with another name, Inside Timeshare would like to hear from you. If you require any further information on how it may be possible for you to get something back by doing it yourself, use our contact page and we’ll get back to you.