Welcome to the start of another week with Inside Timeshare, apologies for the lack of articles last week, this was due to unforeseen circumstances. Over the past few weeks, we have been publishing warnings about the FAKE law firm operating out of Tenerife, known as The Litigious Abogados Family, further information has confirmed that they are all indeed linked and are also linked to scams perpetrated years ago. Last week was also very busy on the courts front, with more news of Anfi appeals being dismissed and also two new Marriott cases ending in favour of the client.
We begin with our Fake law firms, Olmo, Logra and JR Abogados, well these are actually not fake law firms, their names and websites have been stolen and are being used by the criminals to give themselves credibility.
This is nothing new for this lot, we have seen them use Presidents, Ambassadors and eminent Judges among others on their own websites over the years, what is new here is the fact they are using genuine law firms.
Going back to 2016, Inside Timeshare published (click link) Solutions Group, Still Going?
It was the result of information received that they had begun operating again after a time in the shadows. They came under various names, but the one prominent feature was the email address they used, [email protected] and the website which is no longer operating www.consumeract75.co.uk
Their name began to appear a couple of years after this article in conjunction with our fake law firms. Former “clients/victims” of Solutions Group were contacted regarding “a court case against their timeshare company”, which had been filed with the courts in Tenerife.
The “client/victim” has been awarded ex-amount of compensation and the “new” law firm “instructed” by Solutions Group will get your money for you. Just a matter of some taxes, court fees etc to deal with first.
There was further update in February 2020 where Solutions “claimed” to have won in court (click link) Solutions Claim to Win Case
Full story on CUC Abogados
It has now been confirmed by several readers who have had contact with all three new “law firms”, that it is a result of their initial dealings with Solutions Group, that their case has been taken to court and it is guaranteed you will be paid out. After all, going by all the other “cases” they have won, the timeshare company pleaded “guilty”. Oh, look, a flying pig!
So our conclusion is that they are all one and the same people, or two different groups working together using data from previous scams. Either way, they have your data and will exploit it as best they can so beware of the “wonderful” news you are about to receive in a cold call.
If you have been contacted by these fraudsters and were also a “client/victim” of Solutions Group Tenerife, please get in touch with Inside Timeshare, your information may be useful.
Moving on to the courts, last week the High Court of Las Palmas once again dismissed and rejected appeals by Anfi Sales and Anfi Resorts, against the judgement handed down by the Court of First Instance.
The first appeal involved a Norwegian client, whose contract was declared null and void, with the court awarding 16.030€ in respect of the purchase prices plus a further 22,900€ for the illegally taken deposits. They were also awarded legal interest and legal costs.
The High Court confirmed this original sentence and the case is now back with the lawyers for filing with the Mercantile Court.
The second High Court ruling for the English client is a great result, at their original hearing the Court of First Instance had no hesitation declaring the contract null and void and awarding the client 24,158€ plus legal interest.
Obviously, Anfi once again appealed to the High Court, but so did the lawyers of CLA.
The Court of First Instance had not included the payment of double any deposit taken illegally, which was clearly established by the Supreme Court as a way of sanctioning the timeshare companies.
The High Court agreed, awarding a further 15,861€ and also included legal costs, as for the appeal by Anfi, well, once again it is a loss.
The court not only declared the contract null and void, but awarded 23,292€ for the purchase of the contracts plus a further 36,000€ in respect of illegally taken deposits. The client was also awarded legal interest and legal costs.
In the same courthouse but in Court Number 3, the judge declared another Marriott contract null and void and the repayment of 9664€ Plus legal interest.
All these cases were prepared and presented to the court by lawyers of Canarian Legal Alliance, we now wait to see if Marriott once again submit payment to the courts without the need for enforcement.
That is all for today, if you would like further information on your timeshare contracts and you would like to know your rights and options if it is illegal, please use our contact page and Inside Timeshare will get back to you.