Welcome to another edition of Inside Timeshare, yet again another new company has emerged and is already contacting timeshare owners. The problem is that there is no record of this “company” registered in either Spain or the UK, despite the fact they show a CIF Number (Spanish company registration) on the website CIF B-831920-D. The problem, this is not a genuine CIF Number, it is not even close to being a NIF or DNI number.
The “company” is called Canarian Consumer Alliance, or CCA, yes, it could be confused by some as being part of Canarian Legal Alliance but has nothing to do with the genuine law firm which is at the forefront of timeshare litigation in Spain.
According to the website they were established in 2009, and claim to have “over a decades worth of experience in protecting the rights of UK consumers in Spain.” Yet, according to the website registration, it was only registered on 2 April 2020 and is due to expire on 2 April 2021, so it is only registered for 1 year. This does appear to be very strange for a company that claims it has been running for over 10 years!
As for the registration itself, the actual owner of the website is hidden with the site itself being registered by proxy through J Murray Solutions, which is a Business IT Support & Service Provider apparently based in Tenerife. No company registration for this company has yet been found either in Spain or the UK.
They do give two addresses with a telephone number and email address.
Calle la Palma 14 38003 Santa Cruz de Tenerife España
Telephone 0203 656 5465
Email [email protected]
The Tenerife address is a main shopping street in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and no office can be seen. The London address is just off Fleet Street and right next to The Royal Courts of Justice, giving the impression they are a legitimate firm at the heart of the legal world.
It should also be noticed that there are a series of logos of official bodies on the website, these cover the Ilustre Colegio de Tenerife and Madrid and for various associations of Asesores Fiscales. Obviously these have been placed to give more credibility to the “company”.
In the News section are just 5 items, with 2 using the name of Canarian Legal Alliance and obviously taken direct from the CLA website. One article about Diamond is word for word the article published by CLA back in March so confirms that it is a “cut & paste” job.
Just going by this scant information, it is clear that this “company” is in it for the short term and should not be trusted. After all, if they were genuine, why would they use a fake CIF Number, have the website registered for 1 year only, not be registered as a company and to cap it all stealing articles from another company without permission or giving any acknowledgement of use.
So the question now remains of who is behind this “new scam”?
If you have been contacted by this “company” Inside Timeshare would be pleased to hear from you, please use our contact page and let us know what “deal” they are offering.
Once again this does reinforce our advice that you should do your homework before you engage with any company that cold calls.