Welcome to another week with Inside Timeshare, today we bring you the latest information on the “FAKE” law firm from Tenerife SG Abogados which we have identified as being part of the “Litigious Abogados Family”. Once again timeshare owners are being contacted with “news” that their timeshare company and resort is being taken to court and they can be part of the process to get back their money.
The latest information supplied by one of our regular readers (confirming what we already know) who was contacted regarding his ownership with Diamond Resorts and the Royal Oasis Club, who are being taken to court for mis-selling and fraud. According to SG Abogados, this will involve a so-called “director” a Mr Barras.
Other names and email address has also been supplied (again confirming previous reports), these are supposedly the UK associates, Andrew Hartley and Richard Lamont, both using the following email address [email protected] which is another free email provider.
According to SG Abogados, they cannot lose the case and will work on a “no win no fee” basis, but there will be “Procurator fees” to lodge the case at court. Court documents will be forthcoming once the case is lodged. As we already know from past encounters these documents will be very good forgeries. When questioned about the fees the caller was very vague indeed.
The latest contact was by normal post with a covering letter and supposedly “court” documents demanding money. There is also a separate sheet with the bank details of the procurator, along with a demand for 389€. No doubt the bank details will be to a named person and not a company.
Our reader has already been in contact with Diamond Resorts and was informed that there are no cases against them in Tenerife especially by this law firm, so this confirms that it is all a scam.
This website was registered on 8 June 2019 and is set to expire on 8 June 2020, as usual, the registrant is hidden on privacy protection and registered in Toronto. They use the email [email protected] which again is not linked to the website but another free email provider. No doubt there will be more new “procurators” come to our attention soon.
The link below is from May and shows a list of all the “fake” law firms and procurators right from the very beginning.
If you get a call from a “law firm” based in Tenerife, with the news that your timeshare company or resort is being taken to court and you can be added to the list of clients in the case, especially on a “no win no fee”, then contact Inside Timeshare so we can publish warning to others.
Remember, unless you have personally instructed a law firm to carry out a case on your behalf, then it is going to be a scam. This “team” are very professional and it is a very clever and sophisticated fraud. The “court” documents they provide are very good forgeries and unless you are familiar with Spanish legal documents they will appear very convincing.
Do your homework before you engage with any company that calls with such good news.