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Start the Week

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.

Late on Friday afternoon the latest news from the High Court Number 3 of Las Palmas, GC, have once again rejected an appeal made by Anfi against the judgement of the Court of First Instance.

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.

The case was brought on behalf of the German client by the Canarian Legal Alliance Lawyer Eva Gutierez with Claims Consultant Jasmin Erhard assisting the client through the process.

Tomorrow we hope to have some news on the case of Mrs B and MacDonald Resorts and it should be rather interesting.

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.


JSD Group Ltd & O-YOO: Update

Recently Inside Timeshare published the article Another New Claims Company Emerges, JSD Group Ltd, we have since received further information from readers and it does not look good. Back in October 2019, we published two articles on another new claims company that had emerged, O-YOO which is the trading name and website for Consumer Contract Resolutions (UK) Ltd, again the information received does not look good.

JSD Group Ltd is a company that was incorporated on 10 March 2020 with their website being registered on 15 March 2020 and is set to expire on 15 March 2021. The named company director is James Scott Deakin and is the sole director.

One reader was contacted at the beginning of the month by Martin Vincent in a cold call and claimed he represented JSD, that if he signed a form sent by Suzannah Tate they would put him in touch with their legal department. He also informed our reader that a legal case had gone ahead against GB Marketing last year and they were found guilty of fraud. We have as yet not found any reference to any court case during our searches.

The caller also claimed that JSD Group was registered and approved by the Financial Conduct Authority who regulates claims companies. No record of them having approval was found on the FCA website, not even a provisional approval which is usual for a new company.

The most important point of this call is that Vincent had full details of a claim being made against The Co-operative Bank Plc relating to Club Class and GB Marketing, some years ago. This was being made through a company that we know very well called WTC Administration Ltd, also known as Willard Thomas Claims, which we do know is no longer running and has a very chequered history. (See link below).

Tony Hetherington

After dealing with WTC he was then contacted by Arley Associates Ltd who claimed they had obtained his file and offered to take on his claim. There is one snag here, The call was from Aaron Carter who was supposed to be handling the claim at WTC, then a Paul Lambert who informed our reader of the demise of WTC. According to Lambert, WTC went into voluntary liquidation as they could not get FCA approval for claims, I think with the Tony Hetherington article above we can safely say this was not the case. Another name is David Wright who mainly deals with matters at Arley.

Just on this evidence alone, it would be safe to say that JSD is just another incarnation of the previous companies, names may have changed but the chances are they may all be the same people.

Now we move to O-YOO which is the trading name of Consumer Contract Resolutions (UK) Ltd, it now appears that all their phones are out of action as yet another reader has been trying to make contact about his case.

They were contacted last year with regards to making a legal claim against their Club la Costa Fractional, they paid £7000 for O- YOO’s fees and lawyers fees. They also attended a notary in their area as requested to sign a Power of Attorney.

They were told that their case would be resolved between 6 & 12 months, which as we already know when it comes to timeshare and especially CLC it is likely to take longer. Timeshare companies use whatever legal means they can to delay proceedings.

So we have a lack of contact from the “lawyers” or from O-YOO, the phones will not connect to their “UK Office” or their Spanish number, their website although still operating it is set to expire on 11 July 2020, exactly 2 years after registration. This can only lead us to believe that this is yet another scam that has packed up and disappeared, probably to re-emerge as another entity.

Links to previous articles

Have you had any contact with these or any other company regarding timeshare claims, if so please use our contact page and let us know.

Remember to do your homework before engaging with any company that contacts you or that you find searching the web.

Consumer Contract Resolutions (UK) Ltd Update

Yesterday Inside Timeshare published information on a relatively new website O-YOO and the company behind it Consumer Contract Resolutions (UK) Ltd. In this article, we named the “controlling mind” behind the company, Trevor McClintock, today we publish some very interesting information on one of those named.

It turns out that Trever McClintock has what can only be described as a rather shady past, as reported in the Belfast Telegraph.

In 2015 McClintock appeared in court and pleaded guilty to five counts of fraud by false representation against two banks, Barclays and the Bank of Scotland. This involved using a solicitor named Michael Robin Burns who gave the banks false undertakings to the tune of hundreds of thousands of pounds in the form of bridging loans which Burns claimed the firm of solicitors he worked for had the available cash to “guarantee” those loans.

McClintock who had previously been disqualified as a company director had burns fulfil his role as director to a number of companies all controlled by McClintock under the name of The Wellington Group.

The judge in the case sentenced McClintock to a concurrent three-year sentence for each of the five charges which were suspended for three years. McClintock was also disqualified from holding the position of company director for a further three years.

This should leave you the reader in doubt at all that with this man being behind the O-YOO website and the company Consumer Contract Resolutions (UK) Ltd that any dealings with them are likely to be very costly indeed.

Once again this goes to show that you the owners of timeshare must be very careful of any calls or websites that you find regarding claims against your timeshare company.


If you have been contacted or found a website and want to find out if it is a genuine law firm or claims company then use our contact page and Inside Timeshare will help you find out.

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