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Even in Lockdown Timeshare Doesn’t Sleep

Yesterday Inside Timeshare published the story of readers being hounded for payments by Pérez Alonso Abogados and Solutions SL. These are for “FAKE” court cases against Incentive Leisure, DWVC, Personal Travel Group and the directors, with the court awarding the “victims” 32,000€ each. After publishing Inside Timeshare spoke with another elderly couple who narrowly escaped paying. We also publish a link to the TCA (Timeshare Consumer Association) website and an appeal by North Wales Police, first, we begin with the call to a very lucky couple.

Mr & Mrs G are an elderly couple in I believe their 80’s, they got involved with timeshare many years ago and it did have years of enjoyment, but as with all of us time moves on and the timeshare became unused and the maintenance a burden.

This was really the start of all the problems, they became involved with the DWVC, the “discount vacation club” marketed by Incentive Leisure, run by Personal Travel Group and all owned by the late Gary Leigh.

The deal was they “sold” their timeshare to Incentive Leisure and paid for membership to DWVC, the promised funds for the sale came in the form of the now well discredited “Cashback” scheme.

As we all know this scheme and the “club did not produce what was promised and many members” became very angry, eventually the UK authorities did step in and they all closed.

As well as DWVC, they also lost money in “resale scams” and also bogus “claims/lawyers” promising to retrieve the money paid. This included our old friends Ramirez and Ramirez, who were very active in this field.

The latest was the call from Julia Garcia from Solutions SL and the fake law firm Pérez Alonso Abogados. The news was fantastic, they had a court case against Incentive Leisure and the other entities, the case would be heard in March.

It turned out that the court had awarded them 32,000€, (incidentally the same amount as everyone else), but there was a catch, they had to pay almost £2000 to release the money. According to Mrs G, Julia was very convincing and helpful, even offering to contact the lawyers to get a reduction in the fees as they were pensioners and could not afford the amount asked for.

Fortunately, before Mrs G paid by bank transfer through “TransferWise”, her son stopped her and began searching the internet. He found the Inside Timeshare warnings showing them to his Mum. As Mrs G said, “thank goodness he came round before I paid”, saving her even more money.

It is evident from all the enquiries received by Inside Timeshare that the ages of the “victims” of this fraud are all elderly and on pensions, which we know in the UK are not the best in the world. It is just unbelievable that Julia Garcia can front this fraud and use her “magnetic personality” to convince pensioners to pay these “fees” which they can ill afford. She is nothing more than a “parasite” who deserves to spend a lot of time in jail!

Yesterday the TCA published an appeal by North Wales Police who are investigating the Dyserth Falls Resort and associated companies. The investigation which is ongoing is called “Operation Nefarious”, must admit it is a very appropriate name!

These are the other companies which the investigating officer is appealing for those who have had any involvement with:

Were you an owner at Dyserth Falls or have any information relating to the above companies please contact 

Mike Williams

Evidence Gatherer

Operation Nefarious

North Wales Police

Tel No 01492 804026

Naturally, all calls will be treated with confidentiality.

Link to the TCA article:

https://timeshareconsumerassociation.org.uk/2020/04/08/police-notice/

That is all for today, remember to do your homework before dealing with any company offering any service to do with timeshare, the lockdowns in force doesn’t mean the fraudsters are not working, in fact the opposite is true, they know you are at home. Stay safe.

It’s Friday and the End of Another Week

Welcome to the last article for this week and what a week it has been, the number of emails being received from readers who have had dealing in the past with Eze Group and ABC Legal and ABC Lawyers has been huge. All are coming up with the same story and unfortunately, some have been taken in and have now lost up to several thousands of pounds. We also give a round-up of the legal news from the courts around Spain this week.

We begin with the readers emails regarding Eze Group, ABC Legal and ABC Lawyers, as we have reported on these pages over the last year or so and especially recently, there are a number of companies that have emerged who are targeting the “victims” of the above companies.

All are very similar in that they inform the client that they have a case in court or the money is held by the court waiting to be claimed. The only problem is there is a fee to pay to either have the money released by the courts or for other “legal” fees such as translations.

The most disturbing fact about these companies is the links they have with each other and also with past “fake” law firms. The companies are:

O1C Leisure and Legal Solutions SL

Inconel Administration SL

Platinum Services and Administration SL

Litigation Services SL

The fact is the director of Platinum and O1C is Jose Miguel Muñoz Cañas along with the director of Litigation Services Calle Guden Daniel Ernesto are very much linked with past “scam” companies on the Costa del Sol:

Fastline Legal Services SL, Greenges 2005 SL and are also known to have been involved with the most notorious “fake” law firm Ramirez and Ramirez, along with the ex-director of Platinum Sharifi Dadvar Mahmoud Reza were also involved with other very dubious companies from the past:

Fuengirola Servicios 2002 SL

Key Property Town Advisory (KPTA)

The Justice Group Direct

Other factors are the shared addresses of these companies plus the fact they all come up with a very similar story, “we have been appointed by the courts”, funny thing is that is exactly what Ramirez and Ramirez said years ago!

See links at the bottom of the page for previous articles.

On Monday we published the news from the Supreme Court that they had rejected an appeal by Anfi on a sentence that went against them at the Court of First Instance and the High Court. This news confirmed that the Supreme Court which has issued 130 rulings on the timeshare law was not going to act any differently than before. They have ruled and set the laws which came into effect in January 1999, which needed to be tested, are now set in stone. This was a great blow to Anfi but a great result for the client and their lawyers.

On the 11 March, the news broke that Marriott who had lost a case at the Court of First Instance in Palma de Mallorca had lodged an appeal. This was then swiftly followed by Marriott VOLUNTARILY paying a considerable sum into the court in accordance with the sentence. It is believed that they have also withdrawn the appeal, we are awaiting confirmation of this.

This could also be in line with the announcement back in 2018 that they had set aside $16.3 million to cover litigation costs as they admitted losing in the Spanish courts. This was published in Market Exclusive.

This morning the news arrived of yet another bank transfer as ordered by the courts, this time it involves Anfi.

Due to the work of the Provisional Execution Enforcement Team of Canarian Legal Alliance, one German client is about to receive over 68,000€ plus his contract is now null and void leaving him timeshare free.

No doubt as the day goes on there will be more news coming from the courts which Inside Timeshare will publish next week.

All that remains is to say have a great weekend and remember to do your homework before engaging with any company that promises the world to you.

https://insidetimeshare.com/end-of-the-week-and-another-fake-firm-emerges/

https://insidetimeshare.com/start-the-week-more-consumer-warnings/

https://insidetimeshare.com/more-consumer-warnings/