Well, it has finally happened as we knew it would, another new name has emerged which can be added to the list of “FAKE” law firms dubbed the Litigious Abogados Family. The name of this new “FAKE” law firm is Abogados El Paloma, very similar to previous incarnation Paloma Abogados. We have also come across another name we have not heard from in years, in fact, it was back in 2012 when we first published about them. The company is called Verity Claims Ltd and there is some rather strange information about them.
Abogados El Paloma, another incarnation of the group of “FAKE” law firms Inside Timeshare has been highlighting for around 4 years, these we have dubbed the Litigious Abogados Family after one of the very first. Nothing has really changed, they appear to be following their Modus Operandi so far, so we can expect the same old scenario to continue.
The website itself has not changed apart from the names used for the lawyers, as usual, the Home Page shows the claim that they were founded on 1 September 1994 by Amador Dularta Colatamo. His photograph is the same one that appears on the Torcaz Abogados and Paloma Abogados websites. On these he is named as Fernando Olawza Garcia of Torcaz Abogados and Fernando Nialgan Torkas of Paloma Abogados, he is in fact Judge Dana Makoto Sabraw, for the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.
The website was only registered on 16 June 2020 and is set to expire on 16 June 2021, a very short time for a “law firm” that has been operating for around 25 years. As usual, the true registrants and owners of the website are hidden by privacy protection.
They also show their “fiscal” number (company registration), A34258954, but again this is a fake number and no trace of it can be found. They also state that they have 23 lawyers working for the firm and name these three:
- Manuel Limbarta Lilanos or Manuel Fulama Alinternu of Abogados Paloma or Juan Erestaldo Goberas of Torcaz
- Miguel Rigaltal Hermila or Francisco Golerbol Lantas or Manuel Fertals Idelaris
- Eduardo Dulanitae Calmerosri or Eduardo Antanari Morinta or Hernan Destaras Caletasan
Their photographs appear with that of Ricardo Olunkman or is it Ricardo Lunkmant or Ricardo Lunkmand in the “Litigation” section under “Civil Law”. These pictures have been used on previous websites with different names or variations of the same one. Must admit they really are very creative with these names.
The address they give on the website is:
The address is genuine but there is no sign of their office.
The telephone number is: 0800 802 1678
Email: [email protected]
This is a free email address provider and is not linked to the website which you have expected especially with a law firm.
So far that is all we have, obviously having only just started up we will no doubt hear much more about them in the next few weeks.
Back in 2012, Inside Timeshare began research into a claims company which was cold calling clients of Incentive Leisure Group and Designer Way Vacation Club. This company was called Verity Claims, at the time they were registered at Company House with the Registration Number 08068318 and the registered address:
Changing in August 2015 to:
At the time they used the following telephone numbers:
Tel: 01908 299 162 Fax. 01908 299 163
The Company Directors were:
At the time these calls were being made a link was found between George Burbidge and Mohamed Dhanji who were both directors at Hamilton Smythe Legal Service Ltd. Now why this link was felt to be important is that Dhanji was also a partner and director is ILG’s UK companies:
This was all around the time that ILG and DWVC were closed down by the UK authorities, then suddenly all ILG & DWVC clients just happened to start receiving calls about claims against them. Doesn’t take much to realise where the data came from.
Now the strange thing is Verity Claims Ltd was dissolved in December 2017 after filing for voluntary liquidation in 2015.
Yet their website was re-registered on the 25 October 2018 and is due to expire on 25 October 2021. So for a company which was liquidated and dissolved a year previously, why is the website still operational and re-registered the following year?
They are still showing claims against the timeshare industry and holiday clubs, but no surprise to us is the fact they also now go after solar panels. Not the first “timeshare” claims company to do that!
It does seem as though timeshare may just be getting a little too hot for some of these fraudsters and they now need to find a new market, so purchasers of solar panels beware.
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