Welcome to the start of another week with Inside Timeshare, we ended last week with some of the latest news from the courts and also the emergence of a new member to the Litigious Abogados Family, Las Alas Abogados. The TCA (Timeshare Consumer Association) also published their own warning on this new “fake” law firm along with some extra information. We also had a look at the Radio 4 program You and Yours, which featured a spokesperson from the TCA talking about the greed of timeshare resorts demanding maintenance from members even though they are unable to use their timeshare. Today we highlight new information from readers being contacted by these dubious companies and also the news of yet another Anfi appeal being dismissed.
Another of our readers has been contacted by Caroline Merrick, supposedly from Jurados Orebandel, which we know is the “fake” notary used by Torcaz Abogados and CUC Abogados. In this email, Caroline requires a payment in order to retrieve papers held by Solutions and Flanagans Notary, which is also a fake notary supposedly in the UK. (See links below).
The payment is also required for Caroline Merrick to pay our reader the money from their Royal Gardens timeshare that went missing. Obviously, this is the part of the scam where a cheque was sent by post but the envelope was open and the cheque missing. It was probably stolen by that infamous gang of East Europeans and cashed. They were also helped by post office workers with 16 of them being arrested, well that has been the story so far.
So it would appear that the older incarnations are still operating and have moved along with the next phases of their scam.
Inside Timeshare is still receiving many emails from our readers who have also been contacted by JSD Group with regards to making claims against the companies that installed solar panels. Luckily as these readers were made aware of this company cold calling about timeshare claims, they have obviously declined their services.
Surely JSD Group would have realised by now that calling the same people they tried to scam over timeshare claims is not going to give them any business with solar panel claims!
We have also received several emails from readers about another firm we highlighted some time ago, O-YOO. One of our readers paid them over £3000 to get them out of their Club la Costa and also to reclaim their purchase price.
Unfortunately, according to O-YOO six months later their case was rejected as Club la Costa was having financial difficulties, whatever that means!
Needless to say, trying to access their website today it looks like they have gone, well the website’s registration was due to expire back in July, so have they gone only to reappear under a new name in the future.
The High Court has confirmed the original sentence which declared the contract null and void with the return of over 51,000€ plus legal interest. This amount also included the repayment in double of the illegally taken deposits within the statutory cooling-off period.
If you have been contacted by any company that is offering an “exit & claims” solution to your timeshare woes and you are not sure if they are genuine, then please use our contact page and Inside Timeshare will get back to you.
REMEMBER, DO YOUR HOMEWORK BEFORE ENGAGING WITH ANY COMPANY.