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Abogados Alitas: Another Fake Law Firm from the Litigious Abogados Family

Once again Inside Timeshare along with our friends at the TCA has identified yet another website for a fake law firm that is linked to the Litigious Abogados Family. This group of crooks have been operating now for several years, every few months or so they change the name and open a new website. Their modus operandi though, has not changed nor does the website apart from the name and the names of the “lawyers, paralegals and secretaries”. This is the information Inside Timeshare has uncovered so far.

The new name is Abogados Alitas and according to their website they were formed on Tuesday 9th May 1995, the founder being Manuel Carimba Dertalso. They show the CIF Number A-43681392, which again is a fake company/tax registration number.

As yet the genuine person is unidentified

As usual, they show their “lawyers, paralegals and secretaries” on various pages, all have been taken from other websites or image banks on the internet, with the names being obviously made up.

According to the information received they also claim that their “lawyers” are “legally authorised to operate in any Court of Law in Spain, Portugal, Italy & Malta”. Not bad for a “law firm” that has only just been identified.

Their website was only registered on 3 November 2020 so is only just 6 months old and is due to expire on 3 November 2021. So for a “law firm” that claims they are 26 years old, there is no mention of them anywhere with a very new website being registered for only 1 year!

https://abogados-alitas.com/

In their letter to “clients”, which we would rather call “victims” they go into great detail about their CIF Number, the type of company they are registered as and include the names, DNI and NIE numbers of their “shareholders”.

These are:

Alberto Terizal Rimerol DNI: B35984872

Amador Linatom Lanomo DNI: S78721104

Francisco Beludor Rilmoran DNI: C04685987

Fernando Goinaba Doleban NIE: Y2035891G

These are obviously fake numbers as they are unique to the individual and can identify the person.

In our searches, we have found no trace of any company registration or link to the above numbers.

The address they give is Avda Emilio Calzdilla Número 5 38002 Santa Cruz Tenerife.

Interestingly enough this address is for a Genuine law firm called ADL Abogados SL, the only difference is that the genuine law firm gives a floor number and office numbers. The telephone numbers are also Spanish landlines and mobile, not a UK freephone number 0800 802 1774 or as on their emails +34 822 684 655 where apparently English speaking staff “will gladly assist you”. No doubt they are as they want your money.

As usual, the email address they give is a free email address provider and not linked to their website which you would expect from a “genuine” law firm:

[email protected]

As for the photographs of their “lawyers” we have so far been able to identify 4 of them to the original persons and these are very surprising.

Alberto Terizal Rimerol is actually Adriana Zapata

https://www.asuntoslegales.com.co/actualidad/la-firma-cavelier-abogados-tiene-nuevo-director-2836864

 Fernando Goinaba Doleban is Arturo Solarte who we have identified as a Supreme Court Judge.

https://www.semana.com/nacion/articulo/exmagistrado-arturo-solarte-habla-de-su-renuncia-en-la-corte-suprema-de-justicia/540528/

Fuela Golazo Roliban identified as Juan Ignacio Navas Marqués

https://www.lawandtrends.com/abogado/barcelona/juan-ignacio-navas-marques-598

Gabriel Selameten Alfontoh identified as Dr Victor Lucas Ticona Postigo

https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/V%C3%ADctor_Ticona_Postigo

There also seems to be a rather interesting play on names as well, both Inside Timeshare and the TCA think that one of the secretaries going by the name of Yurena Lamamel Conioh is a play on the Spanish word Coño, which is used either as a swear word or between friends in a non-insulting manner.

The other secretary is named as Maria Corretem Ibocha, as yet both genuine persons have not been identified-

Just as we have seen before with all the other previous incarnations they claim they have lodged a case with the courts against a well-known timeshare company, in this case, Club la Costa SL and Paradise Trading SL. All this without the “client” ever having filed a case with the court or ever having appointed a Spanish law firm to carry out a claim.

In this case, the sum is 17,221€ with a “refundable Procurator fee” of 675€, to be paid directly to the Court Procurators, at present we have no details on the bank account but we do have the name of the “Procurator for this case”, Juan Carlos Morales. So far we have not yet identified any Procurator going by that name, well, to be honest, we did not expect to.

We can also be very sure that this fee will not be the only one required, if they follow their previous modus operandi, there will be further fees required for various “taxes and notary fees”, again paid to named individuals.

This case according to Alitas is scheduled for Tuesday 11th May 2021, well we know for a fact that there is no case scheduled by this law firm as the court documents as usual are fake and so is the case number.

Once again these crooks have set up a very elaborate fraud, with very “plausible” information and very good fake documents which would be difficult for people to spot as fakes, especially when most timeshare owners have no idea what genuine legal documents and case numbers look like.

Rest assured if you are contacted by these fraudsters or any company with a similar modus operandi, you can be sure it is not genuine.

Other “lawyers” pictured on the Abogados Alitas website.

If you have been contacted by Abogados Alitas or anything similar, please use our contact page and Inside Timeshare will get back to you.

REMEMBER, DO YOUR HOMEWORK AND DEFINATELY DO NOT PAY THEM ANYTHING UNTIL YOU ARE 200% SURE THEY ARE GENUINE.

End the Week Roundup and the Latest on the CLC Liquidations

Welcome to the end of the first full week of 2021, although the news coming from around the world does not look good with increased restrictions on travel and more lockdowns, it doesn’t stop in the world of the timeshare scammers. In fact, judging by the number of emails received along with the comments posted on the various Fb groups, the number of calls seems to be increasing. Many are those which we have already highlighted, some are new, but, they do all have one thing in common, the scare tactics and misinformation. In today’s article Inside Timeshare once again warns Club la Costa members to be on their guard and to seek advice before engaging with any company that calls. First, we have a quick look at what we covered this week.

We began the week with yet another appeal by Anfi being rejected and dismissed by the High Court. This was the last sentence issued by the court just before Christmas, so it was very welcome news for that particular client.

On Tuesday we had a quick look at our old friends at Mindtimeshare who began publishing again a few weeks ago. Although much of what they posted was out of date, it does serve as a reminder of how careful timeshare owners must be.

We also published the latest information on the Financial Conduct Authority and their validation of the loan agreements brokered by Azure through Barclay Partner Finance. In these articles, we published a link to the Fb Group, Azure Malta Action and Support Group who are gathering other victims for a concerted effort to have the validation order overturned.

In another case surrounding the subject of jurisdiction, this time it was the turn of Diamond Resorts (Europe) Ltd. Once again the Court of First Instance Number 1 of Fuengirola ruled in accordance with all rulings from various High Courts that Spanish Law and Courts do have jurisdiction and the timeshare companies operating from Spain must comply with the law.

Yesterday, in another ruling made by the same Court of First Instance in Fuengirola, ruled in the case of Continental Resort Services SLU, which is a Spanish registered company Club la Costa sales branch, also claimed that their contracts were subject to the Jurisdiction of UK Law and UK Courts.

The judge ruled in accordance with all previous rulings and declared the contract null and void with the client being awarded over 41,000€ plus legal interest and costs.

This case was brought before the courts on behalf of a German client by Canarian Legal Alliance.

Staying with Club la Costa, as we have published previously, there are several Club la Costa sales companies which have now filed for liquidation. We have already been informed that this is being used by some unscrupulous callers to scare CLC members into signing up for relinquishments and claims.

They are claiming that members are going to lose everything due to the liquidations, what we can tell you is these liquidations will have no effect on your membership. It does, however, affect any member looking at making a claim against the sales company which sold them the product.

The companies which are now going into administration are:

Paradise Trading SL;

Club la Costa (UK) PLC  sucursal en España;

Continental Resort Services SL;

California Beach Hotel, S.A.U.

PDF copies of the Official Bulletin Announcements.

If you already have a case in the courts, having a case prepared our advice is to contact your law firm or lawyer for clear and precise advice to check if this affects you and your case.

If you are contemplating legal action against CLC then ensure that you are being told the correct information. If you would like any further information on this or any other timeshare matter, please use our contact page and Inside Timeshare will get back to you.

Have a good weekend and join us again next week for more on the murky world of timeshare.

Start The Year: Anfi Loses Another Appeal

Welcome to the start of another year with Inside Timeshare, we hope that you had the best Christmas and New year possible considering the restriction placed on us all. We ended last year with the breaking news that the Provincial Prosecutors Office of Gran Canaria, which we know is investigating Anfi on possible criminal activity, has extended their investigation into the use of maintenance fees. This news was published by El Diario, a prominent Spanish daily newspaper. We also announced the liquidation of two Club la Costa sales companies, Continental Resort Services SL & Paradise Trading SL, just as we warned, the cold calls have already begun with scare stories of the effect this will have on members.

As we explained in our news item, these companies are the ones who sold the product and their liquidation has no relevance to any CLC membership. The only problem arises with any potential claims where these companies are the named entities on the contract and are the ones subject to any legal action.

If you have a case already in progress or you are about to instigate proceedings against Club la Costa and these are the entities on your purchase agreement, then you should contact your lawyer or law firm for further information and not rely on anything told to you during any cold call. If you are not sure if they are the companies involved in your case please contact your lawyers for clarification.

We now move to our old friends at Anfi, as we have already reported, there is a criminal investigation underway against Anfi by the Provincial Prosecutor, this is centred around the continuous attempts by Anfi to avoid paying the court-ordered awards to clients by constant appeals and the movement of funds between accounts. (Full story on the link below).

https://insidetimeshare.com/years-end-not-a-good-one-for-anfi/

The last sentence of 2020 was issued on 23 December, it was yet another appeal to the High Court Number 5 of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, which this court rejected and dismissed.

The original judgement was made by the Court of First Instance of San Barlelomé de Tirajana, where the contract was declared null and void with 40,461€ plus legal interest. This amount also included an extra 7,718€ as double the amount taken illegally during the statutory cooling-off period.

The panel of judges at the High Court ruled as they have done in every case brought before them, that the rulings of the original court stand, returning the case to the Court of First Instance for the execution of sentence. No doubt the law firm Canarian Legal Alliance who represented the German client has already filed a “provisional execution order” and is likely to be followed with embargoes on accounts and payment to the client.

The lawyers involved in the preparation and presentation of the case were Eva Gutierrez and Christine Ihmann, with Claims Consultant Evi Richter assisting the client.

That is all for our first article of the year, no doubt over the next few weeks we will be seeing some new “cold callers” “fake law firms” and others making an appearance. Inside Timeshare will be keeping an eye open for any new websites, but we also ask all our readers to be vigilant and let us know the details of any company that contacts you. Remember, these will play on your fears and concerns using tactics designed to scare you into signing up with their “company”.

DO YOUR HOMEWORK, YOU KNOW IT MAKES SENSE!

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