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End of a Dismal Week for Anfi

It’s Friday and it is the end of another very expensive week for Anfi. We ended last week with the news which came in after publication that the courts awarded over 213,000€ against Anfi del Mar for seven clients. This week has not been any better for Anfi Sales SL and Anfi Resorts SL, with even bigger awards being made by the courts along with all contracts being declared null and void.

On Monday 20 January, six sentences were issued against Anfi with over 174,885.56€ going back to clients. Once again contracts containing floating weeks, contracts of more than 50 years and the taking of deposits within the statutory cooling-off period being deemed illegal under Spanish law.

Wednesday saw another five sentences being issued by the courts against Anfi with over 235,440.75€ being awarded to these clients. The courts also declared all contracts null and void for contravening Spanish Law.

All eleven of these clients were represented by the very able legal team of Canarian Legal Alliance.

The Lawyers of CLA with Judith 2nd from right and Cristina 4th from right.

In total, this week alone has added a further 410,326.31€ to the debts that Anfi are now incurring due to these judgements, the question is how long can they actually sustain these huge amounts?

In further news, the specialized court enforcement and execution of sentence team consisting of Judith Diaz Pascual and Cristina Batista have made yet another client happy with their dedicated hard work.

The German client has now received 14,712.66€ into his bank account, this is the balance of his total claim which amounted to 50,737,59€. There is unfortunately still an outstanding amount to be paid to the client. This consists of legal interest and his legal costs, these will be subject to yet another enforcement action by the specialist team.

It must also be noted that this particular payout was made voluntarily by Anfi as a result of the huge legal pressure from the execution and enforcement team, so is very good news for clients of CLA.

To end this week Inside Timeshare issues a further warning to timeshare owners especially clients of Eze Group. More emails are being received from readers desperate to find out if the claims they have received in calls regarding a court case in Malága against Eze Group and Regency Shores SL are genuine.

By far the most prolific are those from Platinum Services and Administration SL, followed closely by  01C Leisure and Legal Solutions SL. both are claiming that cases have been filed against the companies in the Malága courts. As we know a case against Eze Group was held at Birmingham Crown Court in 2017, where Dominic O’Reilly and his daughter Stephanie O’Reilly pleaded guilty. They were sentenced in January 2019 with Dominic receiving a custodial sentence and Stephenie having hers suspended.

At this trial, no money was set aside by the courts for victims of Eze Group, but the courts did order an investigation under the Proceeds of Crime Act. This particular investigation is ongoing and is not likely to be concluded in the near future.

As for Regency Shores SL, Inside Timeshare has no information that any cases are filed or even being filed with the courts in Malága, in fact, any cases against this branch of the company must be heard in Tenerife which is where the company is registered and where the sales took place.

These are just two of the companies that have joined the bandwagon of “scam” operations preying on Eze Group clients who are desperate to get their money back. If you have had a call with the good news of a case from any of these or any other company then please do get in touch with Inside Timeshare, it is your information that is vital to help others.

https://insidetimeshare.com/more-consumer-warnings/

https://insidetimeshare.com/the-mid-week-report-platinum-services-and-administration-sl/

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

That is all for this week if you require any further information on any article published or would like to know your legal position with your timeshare contract, please use our contact page and get in touch.

Have a great weekend and remember to do your homework.

More Consumer Warnings

Today Inside Timeshare issues warning to timeshare owners on two companies, one of these we have highlighted before, the second is one that has come up on the radar but as yet Inside Timeshare has not published anything about them. Today we rectify that as our research now shows them for what they are. Both of these “companies” are targeting EZE Group members with stories of court cases being brought in Málaga.

We start first with 01C Leisure and Legal Solutions SL, this company was registered on 25 February 2019, so it is just one year old. The company registration number is (CIF) B93672269, with the registered address:

Paseo del Generalife  Local 16 17 29639 Benalmádena Málaga

But the website shows the working address as:

Edificio Zalacain 2D Avenida Ramon Y Cajal 2 Fuengirola 29640 Málaga

Telephone numbers given are:

General Enquiries

+(44)2039185945

Relinquishment and Membership

+(44)2034116768

 With the email:

[email protected]

The website

http://www.o1csolutions.com/

was registered on 18 January 2019 and is due to expire on 18 Jan 2021, so this looks like a short term setup. The registrant or person who owns the site is once again hidden.

Now we come to why this company is being considered as a scam, first we know that there are no cases being brought at present in any Spanish court against Eze Group or Regency Shores SL. For one any case against Regency would have to be held in Tenerife as that is where they operated from. As for Eze Group Europe that is also under the jurisdiction of UK courts.

The second telling point is one of the named administrators of the company, one is a new name and not associated with any other company, Dawn Patricia Kiernan, she is listed as company secretary.

But it is the company director which interests us.

His name is Jose Miguel Muñoz Cañas and he certainly has been around for some time being associated with some of the biggest scams going.

As you will see from the record from company registrations there are several companies which have come up in various blogs and forums over the years. The main one is Greenges 2005 SL, this was a very active company in the past and was also part of the Ramirez and Ramirez set up which has fleeced thousands of people over the years

If you are contacted by this company do let us know and extreme caution should be exercised.

The second is one that we have highlighted before Platinum Services and Administration SL which is also linked to Litigation Services SL, see link below.

https://insidetimeshare.com/the-mid-week-report-platinum-services-and-administration-sl/

It now appears they must be desperate to get “clients” to pay up, one of our readers received an email stating that if they did not pay then their case will be archived as they are running out of time. The case is almost ready to be heard against Eze Group and Regency Shores SL in the Málaga courts.

PLATINUM SERVICES AND ADMINISTRATION S.L.

Re: Eze Group Europe/Regency Shores S.L.

Claim amount: £XXXX.XXX

Dear XXXXXXX

We have yet to hear from you with regards to reregistering your claim as a civil claim, at the Malaga Court, against the above-mentioned companies.

Should you wish to proceed, please contact me on 0034 951122320 or send an email for my attention and I will call for payment. [email protected] 

If you have any queries at all regarding your claim, our company or our lawyers, please do not hesitate to contact me.

We would need to be in receipt of the costs, being £289.19 including IVA (VAT), by 31/01/20 or your file will be archived.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards

Amelia Reynolds

Senior Claims Advisor

Well, we don’t know about you but it certainly looks as though they are desperate.

As you will see from the link to the previous article they do name a lawyer, but as yet Inside Timeshare has not had any confirmation or denial that the named lawyer is working for them or if his name and details are just being used. Either way, this company and their associate company (same owner), should be avoided at all costs.

These examples are another stark reminder of how important it is for you the timeshare owners to ensure that you do your homework before engaging with any company that is promising termination or compensation.

If you have been contacted by these or any other company please use our contact page and give us all the details that you have, Inside Timeshare will do the research for you and confirm or deny if they are scams or not. Please be safe and never pay any money especially via bank transfer or through companies such as PayXpert. Bank transfers once paid are basically lost, especially to a named individual and not a company. Using third party payments using your credit card nullifies any claim under Section 75 of the Credit Consumer Act 1974. If they cannot accept credit cards directly and it must be in the company name of who you are dealing with, then ask yourself the question, Why do they not have credit facilities?

REMEMBER TO DO YOUR HOMEWORK!

Hellenic Republic Ministry of Foreign Affairs: The Latest Eze Group Scam

Just as we thought we have seen everything another new SCAM has been identified, once again it is the clients of Eze Group who are being targeted. The strange thing about this SCAM is that it is purportedly from the Hellenic Republic Ministry of Foreign Affairs and refers to a “recent class-action lawsuit against various opportunist entities alike who chose to unlawfully, deceive their unsuspecting clients”.

According to the emails sent using this email address: [email protected] by Panagiotis Chatzitheofanos, Stavros Mpotsari and Nicola Stern, our reader is part of this “large lawsuit”.

Dear Sir and Madam,

We trust this email finds you well.

We kindly ask you to refer to the file attached; this file contains details of the case that is currently being heard.

You are receiving this email in respect of the recent case heard in our illustrious Supreme Court of Cassation Areios Pagos.

Your case was heard here as a part of a large “Class Action Lawsuit” against various opportunist entities alike whom chose to unlawfully, deceive their unsuspecting clients.

Should you require any further assistance then please do not hesitate to contact your representative Nicola Stern on 01305300239.

Yours faithfully,

Stavros Mpotsari

Σημείωση: Οι πληροφορίες που περιέχονται σε αυτό το email επικοινωνίας μπορεί να είναι εμπιστευτικές. Αν δεν είστε ο προβλεπόμενος αποδέκτης αυτού του email επικοινωνίας, παρακαλούμε ενημερώστε τον αποστολέα και, στη συνέχεια, να καταστρέψει οποιαδήποτε ηλεκτρονικά ή έντυπα αντίγραφα του παρόντος μηνύματος

Ministry of Justice

The Ministry of Justice Transparency and Human Rights was initially established as the State Justice Secretariat in April 1833.

It is entrusted with the management of judicial function, which is one of the three State functions. The Minister of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights supervises the administration of justice, namely organisational issues of the courts and infrastructure as well as economic and administrative support and guarantees the personal and operational independence of judges in accordance with the Constitutional requirements.

At the same time, the Ministry is charged with the development of legislative initiative in basic justice sectors, in which is included the harmonization of internal law with the rules of international law. Additionally, this initiative includes development of institutional actions that widens and strengthens individual rights and freedoms and empowers the function of the democratic institutions in general.

The Land Registries and Real Estate Offices are also under the Ministry’s supervision, as well as all the associations of employees in the justice sector.

Furthermore, the Ministry of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights is entrusted with the planning and application of the general national correctional policy.

The Presidential Decree 36/2000 (Official Government Gazette 29/17.2.2000) determines the state policy of the Ministry as well as the organisation, the responsibilities and the staffing of its services.

As you can see from the above email there is very little information but a lot of explanation and history of the Ministry of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights which was established in 1833, wow, that does go back a long way.

In the following document on the second page, there is also a history of the Court of Cassation in Athens, namely Areios Pagos, which was renamed the Supreme Court in 1834 (according to them). This “history again goes into great depth and even goes back to the year 462BC.  Well, all we can say is they certainly have a flair for the dramatic and not getting to the point of the case, apart from wanting money that is! (See the remaining documents at the end of the article).

The only thing that is genuine about these documents is the address that is given on one:

Λεωφόρος Αλεξάνδρας 121 Αθήνα 115 22, Ελλάδα

Which when translated from Greek is:

Alexandra Avenue 121 Athens 115 22 Greece

This does happen to be the actual address for the Supreme Court of Greece.

According to the documents provided the following companies are all being prosecuted for fraud:

Eze Group Europe Ltd, Regency Shores SL (registered in Spain), Everywhere Travel Ltd, Dreamland Breaks, La Pinta, Club Class SL, Timeshare Information Centre (TIC), Timeshare Advice Bureau (TAB) MONSTER TRAVEL SL

It just makes Inside Timeshare wonder how the Greek Courts are prosecuting companies that are based in Spain and the UK and have had no dealings that we know of in Greece.

Our reader according to the correspondence received has been awarded over 21,000€, with costs and compound interest being awarded at a later date. But in order to release this money, they must first pay the tax which amounts to 2,935.02€.

Another name has also come up with this particular scam which Inside Timeshare is familiar with, Jose Lara Cabello. As we know this is a duly registered lawyer with the  Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Malaga with the registration number 6956. This lawyer has also been linked with two companies based in Malaga which are also perpetrating a similar scam. (see the following link)

https://insidetimeshare.com/tag/jose-lara-cabello/

Inside Timeshare has tried to make contact with this lawyer to check if he is aware his name and registration number is being used, needless to say Inside Timeshare has never received a reply or had our telephone calls answered. This leads us to the conclusion that this lawyer is not what he seems! We leave you the reader to draw your own conclusions and come up with the right word to describe him.

Once again, this proves that without doing your homework and making a thorough investigation into companies that contact you out of the blue, you the unsuspecting timeshare owner is set to lose yet more money.

Have you been contacted by these people or any other company which claims that your timeshare company is in court and you have been awarded huge sums of money?

If you please use our contact page and let us know as much as possible, Inside Timeshare will then research and publish any warnings to consumers, if you need help in determining if any company that has made contact is genuine then again please use our contact page and we will point you in the right direction.

Remember do your homework, you won’t regret it in the end!

PDF’s of the documents received.