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Global Timeshare Legal Experts

Back in December 2019 the following article was published on Global Timeshare Legal Experts, for some reason unbeknown to me not being a tech wizard it was moved as a live article and placed in archive. Today we republish as they have once again resurfaced.

It now appears that Global Timeshare Legal Experts are once again cold calling timeshare owners, the caller is again Robert Saric and a Mr Jansen, who refused to give his first name, we wonder why?

According to our readers, Mr Saric wanted a substantial sum of money to be transferred when he presented the “client” with a Contracto De Prestacion De Servicos, which is the same as the one in the article below.

Originally their website which was registered on 8 May 2019 was due to expire on 8 May 2020, it has now been extended for another year until 8 May 2021. Registrant is still hidden.

According to their website, they claim to have won 600 cases and had 120 victories at the Supreme Court. Now considering when this “company” first emerged that is a total fabrication and impossibility.

Even their news section shows that the so-called “victories” were published within weeks of the website being registered and more importantly they claim a “victory” over Anfi which is dated 18 August 2018, months before they began!

According to the information received from various readers they appear to be targeting mainly German timeshare owners.

Below is the Article originally published but somehow disappeared.

Another company and website have come to the attention of Inside Timeshare, Global Timeshare Legal Experts, which are based in Dubai. Once again the claims made by this website do not appear credible at all just due to the fact of how long the website has been operating.

The website

was only registered on 8 May 2019 so is only just about 8 months old and is also due to expire on 8 May 2020. The owner of the website is also hidden through the use of a privacy protection company. As we often say these two factors should always sound the alarm bells.

The company itself is in Dubai with the address:

Suite 1901 Level 19 Boulevard Plaza Tower 1 Downtown Dubai UAE

The company has not shown on any company registration either in Dubai or elsewhere.

Telephone: +971 52 877 6964 (This is a Dubai mobile number)

Email: i[email protected]

According to the website they have won 600 cases and 120 Supreme Court rulings, they also claim that they have 16 specialists working for them, yet no mention of who they are. Well, all we can say to this is very impressive for a company that appears to be less than a year old and we know for a fact that Supreme Court cases are never going to happen that quick. We also know that there is only one firm law firm that has achieved any Supreme Court victories with 130 to date.

While checking over their website the Latest News section shows several cases against Anfi, Club la Costa and Silverpoint, which they are claiming to be their own clients. The problem is these are the very same news items that have appeared on the Canarian Legal Alliance website and have been confirmed to belong to cases brought on behalf of clients of Canarian Legal Alliance. Obviously just a cut and paste job.

The other point to their claim that these are their clients are the dates, for example in the link below the date given for this case is 1 February 2018, over one year before the company or website appears! Inside Timeshare leaves you to draw your own conclusions on that.

We have already identified one name associated with this company, Robert Saric, according to part of the contract (German Client) produced below he is based in Gran Canaria.

So Robert Saric with his company and website is attempting to entice timeshare owners to sign up for cases on the back of false claims in their news section which have basically been cut & pasted from another company. This is certainly a case of deception which timeshare owners do need to be aware of.

Robert Saric

Another name that has come to our attention is a gentleman called Herr Jansen, we have been informed that Jansen is working with Saric who apparently is his boss, but we also know that Jansen is taking on clients for legal action against their timeshare resorts.

From other information we have received he claims that he is overseeing the claims and working with Canarian Legal Alliance, having checked with CLA they have denied any knowledge of this person either working with them or passing on clients.

We have also been informed that Jansen has been in contact with a client of CLA and quoted 15,000€ for the legal fees when the cost of his case through CLA is only 6,500€!

We have also been informed that Jansen is also using CLA cases as his own.

According to emails received by our readers, Jansen is working with a company called Businex which according to their website and web registration details belongs to a company called Heidital Consultancy Ltd.

Businex is an internet marketing outsourcing company, so the question is why is Jansen using their address and email as they do not show any sign of being involved in timeshare litigation or claims?

Address on Jansens Email:

48 Burj Gate Sofitel Hotel Downtown Business Tower 7th Floor P.O. Box 8867 Dubai United Arab Emirates

The email also shows the same telephone number as the Businex website which is a UK number with a Northampton code: +441604300037

Email: [email protected]

The bank details which Jansen has sent for clients to pay which is the Noor Islamic Bank are:

FIRMENNAMEN: SOCIAL BUSINESS AND CONSULTING FZE

BANK: NOOR BANK

BANKADRESSE: DUBAI MALL BRANCH

IBAN: AE39 0520 0015 10770240037

SWIFT: NISLAEAD

One thing that is very certain both of these look extremely dodgy to us at Inside Timeshare, we have been in contact with CLA and they have asked that we publish the following statement.

If you have been contacted, signed up and paid any money to either of these companies or individuals to contact CLA, they will review your case against them and represent you free of charge in retrieving your money.

You can contact CLA via the contact page on their website or

Telephone: +34 928 18 50 28

Email: [email protected]

German Translation

https://translate.google.es/translate?hl=en-GB&tab=rT1&authuser=0&sl=en&tl=de&u=https%3A%2F%2Finsidetimeshare.com%2Fglobal-timeshare-legal-experts%2F

Torcaz Abogados: The Case of the Missing Cheque

Over the past few years Inside Timeshare has been reporting on a huge fraud being perpetrated from Tenerife, it involves a series of “FAKE” law firms which we have named as the Litigious Abogados Family. The latest incarnation was highlighted on 1 June, the name is Torcaz Abogados and they are following the same pattern as all the previous incarnations. Today we publish the story from one of our readers who at first believed that they were genuine, but as things went on he refused to pay any further fees and played along with their little game.

It was late February early March when our reader was contacted by a cold call from a representative from Torcaz Abogados, with the news that they were initiating a “class action” against Club la Costa. In order to go ahead with the case, Torcaz required payment of £650 which he duly paid.

In a subsequent letter sent and signed by Juan Erestaldo Goberas, Spanish authorities have been investigating “various irregular holiday operations” throughout Spain and the Canary Islands. The letter goes on to say that in “most cases” they have frozen bank accounts and seized assets. Which according to Juan means that lawyers can now “assist owners and legal process in relation to such matters has become easier”

Further in the letter, Juan states that:

“CLC World Hotels and Resorts SL on Thursday 15th March 2018, one of the directors Mr James Barras pleaded guilty to the indictment of the Spanish civil code. The High Courts of Santa Cruz declared 28 of our clients’ contracts null & void and seized Mr Barras’ assets and personal accounts in Spain and the Canary Islands”.

So in March 2018 a director of Club la Costa, James Barras, which is a name that has been used before in conjunction with a similar case involving Diamond Resorts, has had his personal assets seized!

The letter goes on to explain some legal points then comes the following:

“As you are now aware, we are currently involved in a Class Action for Punitive Damages against Club la Costa SL, Paradise Marketing and Mr James Barras”.

“Our lawyers have on Tuesday the 24th of March successfully submitted the claim on your behalf and now await its official Lodgement on Thursday 9th of April for a Court date on that day to be scheduled for the final hearing in Tenerife at the Santa Cruz Court First Instance No. 5”.

Our reader is then told that a Mr James Stephenson from the Claims Department who is working with the lawyers will be contacting our reader shortly. So another new name to add to our ever-growing list.

Eventually the case “was heard” and our very lucky reader had been awarded £40,000 and that a cheque would be issued as soon as “legal and tax” were organised by Torcaz Abogados. Unfortunately, there was a “TAX” to pay amounting to £2000. Our reader refused to pay and told them he would pay it once he received his money.

Less than 2 hours later he received another call from Jean or June who told him that the office was in an uproar at his suggestion that they were anything but above board. So to prove they were legitimate they agreed to pay the “TAX”.

About a week later he received another call to tell him that the cheque had been issued and he would be receiving it soon. Lo and behold to his surprise a few days later the post arrived and there was an envelope from Spain. Wow, had the cheque arrived!

But as we know from the past incarnations, the “jiffy bag” was open and although there was a letter inside, the cheque was missing, there was a staple and a piece of paper in one corner where the “supposed” cheque should have been. Needless to say, our reader instantly contacted Torcaz.

He then received a letter outlining what had happened, they had just been notified by the Local Police that our reader’s parcel and 2 others had been “intercepted into an import export company account registered to four Bulgarian citizens”. The cheques being deposited into a Banco Popular SA account. Hang on a minute, Banco Popular no longer exists, it has been taken over by Santander and the brand of Banco Popular being replaced with the Santander logos. Plus if the cheque was made out to his name how did they manage to deposit and clear the cheques?

Open Jiffy bag with no cheque

Apparently according to the letter signed by Carlos Ivan Mar, Abogado, Departmento Legal, that the police suspect it was an inside job and all 16 post office employees are being interviewed. Torcaz has also been informed that the National Police are now involved, well, for those who know Spain this would have been dealt with by the National Police or the Guardia Civil, not by the Policia Local. The letter also explains that “their (Torcaz) lawyers have filed an official complaint against the post office”.

In an email, our reader was then told that a new cheque would be issued, but he would have to pay fees of £1000. He refused and eventually they came back to him and offered to pay 750€ leaving him to pay 360€. A very generous offer, which our reader declined.

As we have seen this is the same Modus Operandi that we have seen for the past 4 years, we now just wonder how many people have actually paid the full amounts as and when the demands come in. It is bound to be a very huge amount of money these crooks have defrauded over the years. We now just wait to find out what the next incarnation will be, going on the past there should be a new one emerging very soon.

Once again this proves that before you believe anything that you are told, do your homework, don’t be blinded by the huge amounts of “compensation” they claim you have been awarded. If you need help in determining if a call or email from any company is genuine please use our contact page and Inside Timeshare will get back to you.

Previous articles on Torcaz.

https://insidetimeshare.com/start-the-week-playing-catchup/

https://insidetimeshare.com/end-the-week-torcaz-abogados-update/

Link to past names used.

https://insidetimeshare.com/litigious-abogados-family-new-names-added/

JSD Group Ltd & O-YOO: Update

Recently Inside Timeshare published the article Another New Claims Company Emerges, JSD Group Ltd, we have since received further information from readers and it does not look good. Back in October 2019, we published two articles on another new claims company that had emerged, O-YOO which is the trading name and website for Consumer Contract Resolutions (UK) Ltd, again the information received does not look good.

JSD Group Ltd is a company that was incorporated on 10 March 2020 with their website being registered on 15 March 2020 and is set to expire on 15 March 2021. The named company director is James Scott Deakin and is the sole director.

https://jsdgroup.org/

One reader was contacted at the beginning of the month by Martin Vincent in a cold call and claimed he represented JSD, that if he signed a form sent by Suzannah Tate they would put him in touch with their legal department. He also informed our reader that a legal case had gone ahead against GB Marketing last year and they were found guilty of fraud. We have as yet not found any reference to any court case during our searches.

The caller also claimed that JSD Group was registered and approved by the Financial Conduct Authority who regulates claims companies. No record of them having approval was found on the FCA website, not even a provisional approval which is usual for a new company.

The most important point of this call is that Vincent had full details of a claim being made against The Co-operative Bank Plc relating to Club Class and GB Marketing, some years ago. This was being made through a company that we know very well called WTC Administration Ltd, also known as Willard Thomas Claims, which we do know is no longer running and has a very chequered history. (See link below).

https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/experts/article-3005630/TONY-HETHERINGTON-Harley-St-firm-traced-Torremolinos-pub.html#ixzz3VDgbxKPW

Tony Hetherington

After dealing with WTC he was then contacted by Arley Associates Ltd who claimed they had obtained his file and offered to take on his claim. There is one snag here, The call was from Aaron Carter who was supposed to be handling the claim at WTC, then a Paul Lambert who informed our reader of the demise of WTC. According to Lambert, WTC went into voluntary liquidation as they could not get FCA approval for claims, I think with the Tony Hetherington article above we can safely say this was not the case. Another name is David Wright who mainly deals with matters at Arley.

Just on this evidence alone, it would be safe to say that JSD is just another incarnation of the previous companies, names may have changed but the chances are they may all be the same people.

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

https://insidetimeshare.com/consumer-contract-resolutions-uk-ltd-update/

Now we move to O-YOO which is the trading name of Consumer Contract Resolutions (UK) Ltd, it now appears that all their phones are out of action as yet another reader has been trying to make contact about his case.

They were contacted last year with regards to making a legal claim against their Club la Costa Fractional, they paid £7000 for O- YOO’s fees and lawyers fees. They also attended a notary in their area as requested to sign a Power of Attorney.

They were told that their case would be resolved between 6 & 12 months, which as we already know when it comes to timeshare and especially CLC it is likely to take longer. Timeshare companies use whatever legal means they can to delay proceedings.

So we have a lack of contact from the “lawyers” or from O-YOO, the phones will not connect to their “UK Office” or their Spanish number, their website although still operating it is set to expire on 11 July 2020, exactly 2 years after registration. This can only lead us to believe that this is yet another scam that has packed up and disappeared, probably to re-emerge as another entity.

Links to previous articles

https://insidetimeshare.com/o-yoo-a-new-website-for-timeshare-claims-identified/

https://insidetimeshare.com/consumer-contract-resolutions-uk-ltd-update/

Have you had any contact with these or any other company regarding timeshare claims, if so please use our contact page and let us know.

Remember to do your homework before engaging with any company that contacts you or that you find searching the web.