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Marriott Payout & Abogados El Palermo the Story Continues

Welcome to the Wednesday edition of Inside Timeshare, today we report on the latest from the Courts in Malaga and the latest defeat for Marriott. We also highlight a story that has been published over the past few years, that of the Litigious Abogados Family and their various incarnations. The latest being Las Alas Abogados, over the years we now have over 120 different names for the law firms, procurators and notaries which have surfaced in this very sophisticated and well-planned fraud.

On Monday, Marriott paid over 28,934€ into the court’s account and this has now been transferred to the personal account of the English client.

The contract with Marriott Vacation Club was originally declared null and void by the Court of First Instance of Estepona, Malaga, with the court initially awarding 27,642€ a decision which Marriott then appealed against.

Marriott, unlike many of the other timeshare companies, duly complied with the court’s instructions and lodged the funds with the court immediately. Although Marriott appealed, this was their legal right, but it looks like it was just them clutching at straws.

The case itself has only taken 16 months to conclude from first being presented, this does really show that these appeals are lodged with only one purpose in mind, to delay proceedings for as long as possible. The hope we believe is that with these long waits for cases it will put others off from launching further cases.

The case was prepared and conducted by the Canarian Legal Alliance Lawyer  Oscar Salvador Santana Gonzalez, with Claims Consultant Jake Kaiser assisting the client through the procedure.

We now move to a story which originally began around 10 years ago, our reader was originally contacted by Solutions SL, this “company” has been around for a long time it has used various names in the past such as Simple Solutions. The company is registered with Spanish Company records as XYZ Solutions SL, Company Registration Number B76558519.

The address they have used in the past is:

Avenida Del Claudio Delgado Diaz 101, Las Chafiras, San Miguel De Abona, 38620.

Their registered address is:

Avda Del Sur S/n Edificio Ocean Golf And Country  38002  Santa Cruz De Tenerife

They used the website:

www.consumeract75.co.uk

They are also known for their email address: [email protected]

When Inside Timeshare first came across this company they were in the process of contacting consumers who had purchased the Designer Way Vacation Club from Incentive Leisure Group and the Personal Travel Group with promises of making a claim. This is how our reader first became involved.

We now come forward a few years to early this year, when our reader received notification from Grupo Perez Alonso, which is part of the “fake” El Palermo Abogados, which also included a “fake” court document showing that DWVC, Incentive Leisure Group, Personal Travel Group and the directors have been indicted and the amount of 32,000€ has been filed as the claim.

Well, considering that all these companies were closed down years ago and the Owner/Director Gary Peter Lee was killed several years ago in a cycling accident, it makes us wonder how he ended up in court?

In order for the case to be filed and being able to receive this bumper payout, there is a fee to be paid to Pérez Alonso of 768€, this has been reduced by negotiation by Julia Garcia of Solutions, as our reader is elderly, to just 695€!

Wow, that is a “massive” reduction, so very generous!

We now move to the point where the next part of the “sting” comes into play, the court hearing has been held, but this was in “camera”, not sure why as there is nothing which would warrant a closed hearing. Obviously, the outcome is just what we expected, they have all been found guilty and the 32,000€ has been awarded. Below is the “fake” court document sent to our reader.

The next stage has now been set, along with the “fake” court document is a photocopy of a cheque made out to our reader for 32,000€. It has been drawn on a La Caixa cheque, the only thing is that it is fake. The IBAN Number is false as have all the previous ones. Below is a copy of the email sent to our reader and a copy of the cheque and also the IBAN check results.

From: Amador Colatamo <[email protected]>

To: [email protected]

Date: 07 October 2020 at 15:46

Subject: Santa Cruz Compensations

Dear Mrs XXXXXX,

We are glad to inform you that we have this morning received, from the Courts, a certified copy of your cheque for the amount of 32,000€. A copy of which has been attached.

The compensation was meant to be remitted by International bank transfer, but due to the numerous cases they had at the Santa Cruz Court, they issued the payment in cheque form. This only means losing a few pounds when you deposit the Euro cheque in a Sterling account, but after all, we are very pleased that this has all come to a successful conclusion.

The Court Judgment for your compensation and the relevant tax documents have also been received on the 1st of October and posted to you on Friday the 2nd of October and we trust those should be with you soon.

Once the tax element has been met, our Lawyers shall finalise the tax logistics in order for the courts to release your compensation cheque and it will be posted to your address and should arrive to you in 5-8 working days, from the day it has been posted.

Assuring you of our best attention at all times, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your involvement thus far and send you our best regards.

Yours sincerely,

Amalia Lalamo Adiario

Departamento Legal

This email is confidential and intended for the named recipient only. If you have received this email in error, please notify us immediately and delete the email. You must not copy, distribute, disclose or take any action in reliance on it. This email message and any attached files have been scanned for the presence of any computer viruses.

© 2013 Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Tenerife. Todos los derechos reservados.

European Union Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC

As you can see from the above email, a tax must now be paid in order to release the cheque, they have even obliged the “client/victim” by sending them a “Tax Form” already made out for the amount of 372€. Although the amounts being asked for are small, there are many of them to be made and they all soon mount up.

The main part of the “sting” is yet to come, had our reader paid this money, they would have received a jiffy bag by post with a letter from the court and the cheque attached. The only problem is the cheque is missing, enter the new company.

This company has been appointed by the court to investigate the missing cheque, which it turns out has been stolen by a gang of East Europeans and cashed. To add credibility they will claim that 16 or so post office workers have been arrested for conspiring with the criminal gang to steal the cheques. In order to get this money back, the new firm will require payment of between 10 & 20% of the cheque value, apparently, this will be reimbursed once the money has been recovered and paid out.

Previous opened envelope where the cheque was missing

At least our reader decided to make some enquiries before paying any more money and found Inside Timeshare. So at least they have only paid a small amount along with what they paid to Solutions in the first place.

The scenario of this fraud is the same as it has been for all the incarnations of these fake law firms right from the start. It is only the names that have changed.

When you begin to add up the total cost some people have paid it begins to run into the thousands. The list of crimes is getting ever longer, from falsifying court documents, cheques, notaries, procurators all the way to using photographs of people such as the Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Argentina, a Senior Judge on the California District Court, the late president of Venezuela and the latest Las Alas Abogados using the current President of Mexico.

This is a fraud which has been able to keep one step ahead of the authorities, and has over the past five years defrauded hundreds of thousands from unsuspecting timeshare owners. This story is a very good example of why you should always check any information you receive from any company that contacts you and not just believe what they say because of the huge sums they claim you have been awarded or can get.

DO YOUR HOMEWORK, YOU KNOW IT MAKES SENSE.

An earlier article on Solutions.

https://insidetimeshare.com/solutions-group-still-going/

Litigious Abogados Family Previous Articles.

https://insidetimeshare.com/?s=litigious+abogados+family

Origanl Article on El Paloma Abogados.

https://insidetimeshare.com/another-new-name-added-to-the-litigious-abogados-family-a-name-from-the-past/

Even in Lockdown Timeshare Doesn’t Sleep

Yesterday Inside Timeshare published the story of readers being hounded for payments by Pérez Alonso Abogados and Solutions SL. These are for “FAKE” court cases against Incentive Leisure, DWVC, Personal Travel Group and the directors, with the court awarding the “victims” 32,000€ each. After publishing Inside Timeshare spoke with another elderly couple who narrowly escaped paying. We also publish a link to the TCA (Timeshare Consumer Association) website and an appeal by North Wales Police, first, we begin with the call to a very lucky couple.

Mr & Mrs G are an elderly couple in I believe their 80’s, they got involved with timeshare many years ago and it did have years of enjoyment, but as with all of us time moves on and the timeshare became unused and the maintenance a burden.

This was really the start of all the problems, they became involved with the DWVC, the “discount vacation club” marketed by Incentive Leisure, run by Personal Travel Group and all owned by the late Gary Leigh.

The deal was they “sold” their timeshare to Incentive Leisure and paid for membership to DWVC, the promised funds for the sale came in the form of the now well discredited “Cashback” scheme.

As we all know this scheme and the “club did not produce what was promised and many members” became very angry, eventually the UK authorities did step in and they all closed.

As well as DWVC, they also lost money in “resale scams” and also bogus “claims/lawyers” promising to retrieve the money paid. This included our old friends Ramirez and Ramirez, who were very active in this field.

The latest was the call from Julia Garcia from Solutions SL and the fake law firm Pérez Alonso Abogados. The news was fantastic, they had a court case against Incentive Leisure and the other entities, the case would be heard in March.

It turned out that the court had awarded them 32,000€, (incidentally the same amount as everyone else), but there was a catch, they had to pay almost £2000 to release the money. According to Mrs G, Julia was very convincing and helpful, even offering to contact the lawyers to get a reduction in the fees as they were pensioners and could not afford the amount asked for.

Fortunately, before Mrs G paid by bank transfer through “TransferWise”, her son stopped her and began searching the internet. He found the Inside Timeshare warnings showing them to his Mum. As Mrs G said, “thank goodness he came round before I paid”, saving her even more money.

It is evident from all the enquiries received by Inside Timeshare that the ages of the “victims” of this fraud are all elderly and on pensions, which we know in the UK are not the best in the world. It is just unbelievable that Julia Garcia can front this fraud and use her “magnetic personality” to convince pensioners to pay these “fees” which they can ill afford. She is nothing more than a “parasite” who deserves to spend a lot of time in jail!

Yesterday the TCA published an appeal by North Wales Police who are investigating the Dyserth Falls Resort and associated companies. The investigation which is ongoing is called “Operation Nefarious”, must admit it is a very appropriate name!

These are the other companies which the investigating officer is appealing for those who have had any involvement with:

Were you an owner at Dyserth Falls or have any information relating to the above companies please contact 

Mike Williams

Evidence Gatherer

Operation Nefarious

North Wales Police

Tel No 01492 804026

Naturally, all calls will be treated with confidentiality.

Link to the TCA article:

https://timeshareconsumerassociation.org.uk/2020/04/08/police-notice/

That is all for today, remember to do your homework before dealing with any company offering any service to do with timeshare, the lockdowns in force doesn’t mean the fraudsters are not working, in fact the opposite is true, they know you are at home. Stay safe.

The Scams Continue Regardless of the Lockdown

Welcome to Inside Timeshare, we are still on “house arrest” with no indication when things will get back to normal, we also apologise for the lack of article for the first two days of this week, unfortunately, circumstances prevented us from getting them published. Today we highlight the continuing attempts to elicit payments from timeshare owners by Perez Alonso Abogados, which is all part of the Solutions SL and CUC Abogados scam. We also highlight ASL or A Spanish Life touting for business in the area of “claims”.

Inside Timeshare has been receiving many emails from our readers regarding a recent court case which was held in “camera”, in other words in private, against Incentive Leisure Group SL, DWVC, Personal Travel Group SL and the directors.

According to the emails signed by David Fernando Pérez, Abogado, Grupo Pérez Alonso, the clients have been awarded 32,000€ by the court, just very strange that everyone has been awarded the same. It is also very strange that the named companies have appeared in court as they no longer exist, plus we would also like to know how the “director” Garry Leigh is able to appear in court as he was killed several years ago in a road accident. Maybe they are also clairvoyants!

Below is the email received by one of our readers, they also received a copy of the “court” document which is a very good fake, you will also see they use a reference BOE-S-2020-045. When checking this with the Boletin Oficial de Estado, which is the Spanish equivalent of The Gazette in the UK for official announcements. When checking the number on the BOE website there is no reference to this number.

From: Perez Alonso Abogados EN <[email protected]>

Date: XXXXXXXXXX BST

To: XXXXXXXX.com

Reply-To: [email protected]

Dear Sir(s).

We are writing in connection with your claim ref. BOE-S-2020-045.

As you are aware the final hearing was held in camera last Monday 30th March 2020. You will be glad to hear that things progressed as planned, we were able to negotiate a favourable payment plan and the case has been now finalized by the judge.

A payment plan of 6 months was agreed by the court, meaning that the defendants will have to settle all preferential claims within that time period, including your own. You may expect to receive your award of 32,000€ no later than September of this year.

The court is to review the progress made each month to assure that the defendants are not seeking to delay matters any further, if they are found to be doing so than punishments including imprisonment may be applied.

We have attached to this email the final court decree for your records.

We will be contacting you again in the coming weeks to submit your preferred payment method to the courts, this is usually a choice of certified bankers cheque or SEPA EU transfer.

For those clients who are yet to make a decision regarding their tax obligations, we request that you please contact Solutions S.L and inquire as to any retention that you may have paid them already and so they may explain the different options that you have.

Yours sincerely,

David Fernando Pérez

Abogado

Grupo Pérez Alonso

Fake Court Document

Yet another reader has received a similar email, the only difference is they have not “completed” payment and so are to be excluded from “preferential clients”.

They then received a call from Julia Garcia at Solutions SL where our reader explained that they could not afford to make any payments due to their financial situation. Julia then advised that she would contact Perez Alonso and see if they can reduce the payments.

From: Perez Alonso Abogados EN <[email protected]>

To: XXXXXXXX.net

Date: XXXXXXXXXXXX

Subject: Finalization Claim Ref. BOE-S-2020-045

Dear Sir(s).

We are writing in connection with your claim ref. BOE-S-2020-045.

As you are aware the final hearing was held in camera last Monday 30th March 2020. You will be glad to hear that things progressed as planned, we were able to negotiate a favourable payment plan for our clients and the case has been now finalized by the judge.

Unfortunately as you never completed your payment of our fees we will have no other choice but to exclude you from the preferential claimants.

Your case will now be passed through the public forum and you claim settled at a later date to be decided by the court procurator.

For further information as to what happens with your non-preferential claim we ask that you refer back to Solutions S.L.

If you think you have received this email in error please contact us by return email.

Yours sincerely,

David Fernando Pérez

Abogado

Grupo Pérez Alonso

They then received a call from Julia Garcia at Solutions SL where our reader explained that they could not afford to make any payments due to their financial situation. Julia then advised that she would contact Perez Alonso and see if they can reduce the payments.

Within 15 minutes, yes, that is correct 15 minutes, our reader received the following email from Perez Alonso:

From: Grupo Pérez Alonso <[email protected]>

To: XXXXXXXXXXX.net

Date: XXXXXXXXXX

Subject: Fwd: Finalization of claim.

Dear XXXXXXXXXXX

I have spoken with Ms. Julia García of Solutions S.L and we have come to the decision that given the success of your case ref. BOE-S-2020-045, the current financial climate and your current ages, we will be willing to offer you a reduced price for our services.

Whilst this is not something we normally do, we understand that not all clients are able to meet our usual fee, especially in these current times.

This mornings hearing was held camera with only the defence team and ourselves present due to the current lockdown. You will be glad to hear that things progressed as planned, the judge has signed the liquidation orders and the defence have no right of appeal.

We have now finalized proceedings and await the certification from the court. All that is left if for the court to liquidate the assets that were seized, this will happen over the next few months and our clients can expect to receive their compensation of 32,000€ no later than July 2020.

Should you wish to be included in our services the reduced price for representation is just £695. This will have to be paid as soon as possible.

I have attached a new invoice to this email, including the 60% discount and payment details can be found at the bottom.

Please let me know of your intentions at your earliest convenience as we will have to prepare the necessary paperwork.

Yours sincerely,

David Fernando Pérez

Abogado

Grupo Pérez Alonso

Suddenly within this short time, Julia Garcia managed to secure a deal with Perez Alonso to reduce the payment from nearly £2000 to only £695!

Wow, that is excellent service!

They then received the invoice (see PDF below) with the comment and bank details:

For your convenience you may pay this invoice in Pound Sterling to the following Escrow account:

Account Holder: Pérez Alonso Abogados

Account Number: 96570330

Sort Code: 23-14-70

Amount: £695.00

Bank Address: TransferWise, 6Th Floor, The Tea Building 56, Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6JJ.

Inside Timeshare has checked the account number and the sort code, unfortunately, the search came up blank, but as you can see the address is for TransferWise, an independent international money transfer company.

Inside Timeshare has email TransferWise with details of this fraud and we await a reply.

These are just two cases received by Inside Timeshare over the past week or so, it would seem that these people will not take NO for an answer!

Back in October last year we highlighted the receipt of unsolicited emails from ASL or A Spanish Life, as we explained then, the website is a forum for finding businesses such as plumbers, electricians hairdressers and other services in different areas of mainland Spain.

https://aspanishlife.com/

They then began sending these unsolicited emails to timeshare owners with information of being able to claim back what was originally paid for the timeshare. Although they claim that they are working with “genuine” claims companies in the UK, there is no indication of who they are.

The email has a link which takes you to the following page:

https://aspanishlife.com/timeshare.html

According to the text they claim to have already helped over 1,600 people, not bad going in just 6 months!

The page then scrolls down to reveal a contact form asking for various details of the timeshare purchases as well as asking for your name, email and telephone number, this looks like ASL is now a lead generator for un-named “claims” companies.

The question is how did they get your email address and who are they then selling the leads generated by owners filling in the contact form?

Unsolicited emails are forbidden by the Data Protection Regulations, so any company that uses these leads generated by ASL could also be in breach of Data Protection as the leads have been obtained illegally.

Both of these examples are another stark reminder that you the timeshare owners, particularly the elderly, should be very careful when receiving cold calls, answering unsolicited emails or even finding a “company” yourself on the internet.

Do not believe what you are told especially when they say that “you have been awarded” huge sums of money by the courts. Unless you have instigated legal action in the courts yourself you have not been awarded any money.

Do your homework don’t take anything at face value, these people are experienced masters in fraud and will be very convincing, they will as our readers have all told us sound very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Well, it is your money they are after!

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