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Hellenic Republic Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Monster Clients Targeted

At the start of this year Inside Timeshare published an article on the latest scam which was then targeting Eze Group clients, only this was not coming from Spain but Greece. Clients were being contacted supposedly by The Hellenic Republic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, well, they seem to have switched their targets, it is now clients of companies owned and operated by Mark Rowe.

The scam is just as before, the clients are contacted by an unsolicited email claiming their case which is part of a “Class Action Lawsuit”. According to the email which from Panagiotis Chatzitheofanos, another familiar name and is signed by none other than Stavros Mpotsari who we have already mentioned in the previous articles, the case was originally heard in another “European member” state, where the “initial crime” took place. But unfortunately, the assets had already been moved so there was no “compensation” for the claimants.

The email address being used is [email protected]

Now for the good news, thanks to the “tenacity” of the lawyer who worked on this clients behalf he found a link between several new companies formed in Greece. We just wonder who the lawyer is?

Well, our guess is it is yet another name linked to Hellenic Republic Ministry of Foreign Affairs and dubious companies in Spain, namely Platinum Services and Administration SL, Litigation Services SL and a name from the past Greenges 2005 SL. All are using the name of Jose Lara Cabello, who we do know is a lawyer registered with the Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Málaga.

Inside Timeshare has in the past published his name, emails have been sent to him to verify if he is aware that his name is being used or if he is working with these companies, no reply has ever been received. Again Inside Timeshare leaves you the reader to draw your own conclusions.

With the email, there was also an “official court summary” with English translation, which begins with “The Honourable High Judge Dr Nikos Paraskevopoulos sited at court room 1a of the Court of Cassation, chosen by the Cabinet of the Council of State under the Articles 87-100A of the constitution”.

There is a Dr Nikos Paraskevopoulos, he is actually a very eminent criminologist who was also at one time the Minister of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights, being appointed after being elected an MP in 2015 Professor of criminal law at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki’s Law School and is also Vice President of one of Greece’s largest drug rehabilitation and social integration clinics. We wonder if he knows his name is being used?

See link to Wikipedia entry for Dr Nikos Paraskevopoulos

Dr Nikos Paraskevopoulos

The companies named as appearing in court are:

Now we do know that these companies which are part of the Mark Rowe “empire” (albeit crumbling), are under investigation in Tenerife and the UK, but as yet no case has been brought, which makes a mockery of the claim made in the email.

The Greek version of the “summary” includes the Signature of  Dr Nikos Paraskevopoulos which you can see in the PDF below, we have also found a letter from the good Dr to the European Commissioner for Human Rights with his signature. They are very obviously different.

Now considering that Eze Group were originally targeted by the Spanish companies we mentioned and also by Hellenic Republic, then the switch to Monster clients, along with the name of the Spanish lawyer Jose Lara Cabello, it is now looking like this “fraud” is being perpetrated by the same people. The links are too close to be just a coincidence, again we leave you the reader to decide!

If you have been contacted by any of the companies mentioned, especially Hellenic Republic please use our contact page and let us know.

Links to previous articles

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.

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.

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