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End of the Week: Marriott Payout and The Greek Scam Continues

Welcome to the end of another week with Inside Timeshare, and what a week it has been, the announcement of the two Anfi sales companies being placed into administration and more Anfi appeals being dismissed by the High Court. We have also received the usual emails from concerned readers about calls and unsolicited emails they have received. But we begin with the latest news from the Spanish Courts.

Considering the moves by Anfi to delay paying out clients as ordered by the courts, the news received yesterday shows that not all timeshare companies are playing this game. Although in fairness, yesterday’s news that Anfi had paid the court as ordered, did come as a bit of a surprise.

In the Court of First Instance No 8 of Marbella, a contract with MVCI Management and MVCI Holidays was declared null and void with the court ordering the repayment of 24,264€. The order is for the payment of 9,964€ for the sum paid on the contract, the court also followed previous rulings from the High Court and more importantly the Supreme Court, by ruling that a further 14,300€ be paid in respect of deposits taken in breach of the statutory cooling-off period.

Following Marriott’s previous compliance with the Courts orders, the full amount has already been paid to the court. This means the German clients will be receiving their money very shortly and it also means that the lawyers will not have to go through the process of “enforcement of sentence”. For the client, this will be a great relief and they are also now timeshare free.

The case was prepared and presented by the Canarian Legal Alliance Lawyers, Eva Gutierrez and Christine Ihmann, with Claims Consultant Evi Richter assisting the client throughout the legal process.

With the recent news that Diamond also complied very quickly with a court order, it does appear that some timeshare companies have seen sense and are no longer flouting the court’s decisions. The one factor which Inside Timeshare believes is the reason behind this move is that Marriott is a publicly listed company, with the takeover of Diamond by Hilton which is also a publicly traded company, they are ultimately responsible to their shareholders.

Moving on to one inquiry received, it would appear that our friends running the Eze Group Scam from Greece are still operating.

As you will see from the letters our reader has received they are still using the same Modus Operandi as before, stating that the Greek Government and Courts have uncovered the movement of funds from Eze Group. This has been seized by the authorities and they have used the Eze Group client list to bring a “Class Action Lawsuit” without the “clients” even knowing they are involved. The clients have not even instigated the action or retained any legal representation to bring such a case.

It should also be noted that in the letter, they state that, “You will be aware that you will have administrative obligations that are outstanding here in the Hellenic Republic.”  Then in the “court document,” it states “The Court of Cassation will instruct immediate settlement of the compensation to the accuser upon the completion of the Hellenic Republic administrative obligations of the accuser.”

This can only mean one thing, there will be some kind of payment to be made before the money is released. Going by other scams of this nature, it will more than likely be court fees or tax that is required.

The one difference we have noticed is they have stated in their letter to the client, we would rather use the term “victim”, that “This case was originally heard in another European member state where the initial crime took place, unfortunately these unscrupulous entities had moved all assets out of the original member state, therefore no compensation was available to recompense the victims.”

Well, we do know that at present there is no money to payout as the case which was heard by Birmingham Crown Court, is being investigated under “The Proceeds of Crime Act”. As far as we are aware this is still ongoing. If any funds were moved to Greece then they would have to be returned to the UK Courts due to the Proceeds of Crime Act. As for the Tenerife arm, there is no news from the courts or if the investigation has been completed.

This particular case really does show how careful consumers must be when receiving the calls or emails, The promise of money being held by the courts for cases you did not know you are a party to, is usually a dead giveaway that it is a scam.

If you are unsure of any call or email, contact Inside Timeshare and we will help you to check it out.

For further information on your own timeshare and if your contract is illegal, please use our contact page and Inside Timeshare will get back to you with information on your legal rights.

Have a great weekend and join us again next week.

Links to previous articles on the Hellenic Republic Scam.

Sponsorship Deals: Made to Fool You?

Following on from Tuesday’s article about “Celebrity Endorsements”, we take a look at “Sponsorship Deals”. We are all used to seeing these especially in sport, it may be individual sponsorship of say a boxer, or it could be a whole team such as in football. Today we highlight one Sponsorship deal that as “Baldrick” would say, “I have a cunning plan my Lord.” As you will see from the article and the links, this one was certainly a “Cunning Plan my Lord.”

By now most of you already know the story of Eze Group, the court case at Birmingham Crown Court, resulting in the conviction of the O’Reilly’s. This was following a huge investigation into the scams operated by this company. But how did they fool so many people?

The chances are you were on holiday at the time, probably just left your hotel to familiarise yourself with your new surroundings, the euphoria of being on holiday and out in the sun is overwhelming.

Your guard is down, and you encounter a “ticket tout” with scratch cards, these are the OPCs, their job is to get you in on a presentation. Suddenly you have won the “STAR PRIZE!”

Great, but to collect it you have to go to their office first, no problem they pay for a taxi, so off you toddle. The next thing you know you are on a sales presentation, usually a largish room, possibly a terrace, along with dozens of others.

You now endure several hours of hard sell and you succumb.

It may be that you are a timeshare owner and receive a “Cold Call” offering you a free holiday in Tenerife, the purpose is to get your timeshare off you and sell you their product. So off you go and have a free holiday, get bombarded with sales patter, and yes, before you know it you have signed the contract.

OK, we all know how they paint the product, they make it sound so fabulous that you cannot resist. The wonderful holidays you are going to have, all at a fraction of the cost of timeshare or travel agents. The “5 Star” luxury apartments and hotels. For timeshare owners, they are also “free” of their high annual maintenance fees.

Then they will have also told you about how they sponsor Birmingham City Football Club.


You think to yourself, they sponsor a professional football club, this must be legit.

Low and behold, they are not, even the football club has been duped by them.

This is only the tip of the proverbial “ICEBERG!”

The launch of the new Men’s and Ladies kit.

How many other, to put it mildly, “dubious” companies are using the same tactic, not just in timeshare, but right across the board. Just look at the number of sponsors in sport. Imagine the coverage they get with these sports being shown all over the television, and internationally!

Sponsorship makes sense, after all, the coverage and credibility the sponsor gets is phenomenal, and it comes at a fraction of the cost of standard advertising.

This is where O’Reilly’s “cunning plan” paid them dividends, they even had the main stand named after the company, “The Eze Group Stand”, below is a link to the BCFC website publishing the launch of the stand.

What great publicity, great credibility and plenty of TV coverage to promote their name and business, plenty of punters out there to fleece.

Stephanie O’Reilly MD of EZE Group opening the EZE Group Stand. She was later convicted at Birmingham Crown Court.

The next links are the original sponsorship deal and the renewal of the deal.

So how do you view “Sponsorship” now, as an act of philanthropy or a “Cunning Plan”?

As usual, your views and comments are welcomed by using our contact page or the comments section.

For our readers across the Great Lake, Baldrick is the manservant of Lord Black Adder, another classic British comedy. Have a look at the “Cunning” moments on the YouTube link below

Start the Week: Catching Up with the News

Welcome to the start of another week with Inside Timeshare, after a week away we have unfortunately missed some very important news. Today we have a quick look at the latest developments, we also issue yet another warning of a scam operation targeting Eze Group clients using the name of another genuine law firm. The using of the names of genuine law firms is causing not only the consumers themselves problems, it also has a very detrimental effect on the genuine law firm.

We begin with the latest scam using the name of a genuine law firm, Scudamore Law who have offices in the London, Madrid and Almeria. Their website is:

This morning Inside Timeshare contacted Jeremy Scudamore at his Madrid office with the information so far received, he informed Inside Timeshare that this is not the first time his company name has been used in this type of scam. His law firm has been operating for many years and has a good reputation, they have no involvement with any claims regarding timeshare or working on behalf of the courts in this area.

All information we have so far has been passed to Scudamore Law.

The email received by our reader was an unsolicited email, which is illegal under Data Protection Regulations, they use 2 email addresses:

[email protected]

[email protected]

As you can see, the email address is a free gmail service that is not used by the genuine law firm Scudamore Law.

The email itself which is signed by Georgina Bailey, contains the usual information that they are working on behalf of the Courts in Madrid from lists of Eze Group clients being held by the court. As we know the courts do not use or contract third parties for contacting potential victims of fraud, we also know they are not holding any funds seized from Eze Group or associated companies.

What we did find rather amusing was this extract from the email found about halfway down:




So the scammers are claiming they are not there to cheat anyone or “ripping people off”, well it certainly looks like they are!

The full email received by our reader:






Dear member of Eze Group, Regency Shores Holdings.

My name is Georgina Bailey I work for “Scudamore Law Services”​ we are a highly respected claims management company.

We specialise in Spanish law and our advice is delivered in English.

We were established in 1997 and for more than 20 years we have been dedicated to offering the highest quality representation and advice. Our mission is to provide high-quality, cost-effective services delivered to British standards of professionalism, with excellent client communication.

We have a friendly approach and we enable you to understand the issues and take decisions.

We have extensive experience in all fields and we are recognized by the many ex-pats we have helped over the years.

Our main offices are in Madrid, plus we have many Virtual associated offices scattered across​ Europe including the United Kingdom.

Our priority Is to keep our clients happy and if you look at the amount of​ repeat and Fixed clients that we have accumulated the numbers speak for themselves

The majority of the work that we do is for The High Court in Madrid…they are holding a list of all Eze Group members and this is how we come by your contact were listed as members of Eze Group, Regency Shores Holdings SL.​

If you are one of the many unfortunate ones who paid funds to Eze Group, Regency Shores Holdings SL and you have not yet been refunded your money then please carry on reading…

Firstly, we would like to make you aware of the recent closure of Regency Shores Holdings SL/​ EZE Group and also to make it clear that this will be your last opportunity to recover any funds that you may have paid to Eze Group, Regency Shores.

With the convictions of the father and daughter-in-law Dominic and Stephanie O’Reilly In a place, this now allows ALL MEMBERS of Eze Group,​ Regency Shores Holdings to claims their funds back REGARDLESS of how you made payment. (including bank transfers, cash payments, and loans)​.

**You may have been told that because you paid with a debit card you can not claim..this is no longer the case…contact us now we will get your money back.


The amount that you can expect from your claim is the amount that is stated on your subscription form from Eze Group… PLUS we can claim an additional 10% of the said amount as compensation.

For example,

If you paid £5,000 to Eze group, this would be returned to you plus a further £500 in compensation.

The total amount of your claim would be £5,500

Any queries please Contact us

[email protected]

To claim your refund, we will require your ID and your membership/subscription​ number which you would have received when you purchased with Eze Group…any problem with either please contact us.

We are well aware of the many Scammers operating on the Eze Group case and Others​ …please be aware and be vigilant!




Our preferred method of communication is email, We feel It’s not as intrusive as calling also you can go back over our conversation at any time…It’s there for you in “Blac


We are not a free service we have to make money the same as everyone, we think you will be pleasantly surprised when you hear of our fees. We do our best to be clear and fair.

YES, we are now offering our clients the opportunity of paying our processing fee when your claim is complete and the funds are clear inside your own Bank

ALL EZE Group claim funds are sent directly to you the client so please understand that for this option to work it takes 2 of us to be clear, fair, and understanding… we put our trust in you to pay the processing fee owed to us once the funds have cleared in your bank.

​All claim funds are delivered via courier Service..funds can also be debited directly to a bank account by prior arrangement​ providing the names on the account exactly match those on the subscription form.

We do understand it has been a very bad time for everyone and that the financial loss has been a great burden, many spending their life savings with Eze Group.

Please remember we will help in any way we can…speak to us…whatever situation you are in we will get your money back! We would like to see every member of the Eze group refunded!​ but if you don’t speak to us how can we help?

Remember – your refund is 100% guaranteed!! So contact us now!!​

..we make it as easy as we possibly can.

Contact us:​ [email protected]

We are now very close to the end of the Eze Group claims and our average processing time is down to only 7 days! Max!



If you would like more information on proceeding with your claim simply reply to this email…We are waiting for you but we are running out of time!

Thank you so much for taking the time to read our advert,​

We look forward to speaking with you!

Whatever you decide, we wish you all the best for the future and hope you have a very pleasant day!​

Warm Regards, Stay Safe,

Georgina Bailey


So once again we have to urge all our readers to be very careful when dealing with any cold call or email claiming that you have a claim or that the courts are holding money that you are due. Look carefully at the email addresses, are they free email providers, does the email address connect to a firms website or is it slightly different from the one on their website? These are usually good signs that a scam is being perpetrated.

We now move to the news from the US and the Hilton purchase of Diamond Resorts, this piece of news has taken many by surprise and is still being analysed as to how it may affect Diamond members.

As we know Apollo Global Management purchased Diamond Resorts in 2016 for $2.2 billion, Hilton is reported to have paid just $1.4 billion!

Quite a reduction in price.

Links to the original Apollo buyout and the latest on the Hilton purchase.

In another story, this time it revolves around the founder and former CEO of Diamond Resorts, Stephen J Cloobeck. It seems that he himself has been taken in by a “confidence trickster”, who he claims “conned” him out of $1.3million worth of gifts.

Stephen J Cloobeck, Founder & Former CEO of Diamond Resorts

Nice to know he has been “done” and to be honest do we really care?

He is not the first to be taken in by a younger rather attractive girl, lavishing money on them as though there was no tomorrow.

According to reports Cloobeck was totally infatuated with her and ‘spent nearly every waking moment with’ the young model and splurged to buy her jewellery, lavish parties, private jet trips as well as paying her lease for a luxury apartment in Beverly Hills.

Well, I think there will be many Diamond victims who will be taking great pleasure in his demise, the full report as published in the UK press is below.

That is all for today we will be back tomorrow with some more catchup news from the Spanish Courts.