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Las Alas Abogados: The Latest Name for the Litigious Abogados Family

Here we go again, we knew it wouldn’t be long before the “family” of “FAKE” law firms which we have named as the Litigious Abogados Family came up with another new name, Las Alas Abogados. Once again they have excelled themselves with their choice of photographs of their founder and one of their lawyers, you will be very surprised when we reveal who they really are. It also appears that their “Modus Operandi” is going to be the same as for all the other incarnations, but as usual, Inside Timeshare along with the TCA (Timeshare Consumer Association) have already got a bead on them.

Las Alas Abogados according to their website was founded on Tuesday 22nd November 1994, by Alberto Canbamo Farola, with the Company Registration A29388115, which as with all the company registration numbers is a fake.

The website

https://las-alas-abogados.com/

Was registered only on the 1 September 2020 and is as usual only registered for 1 year, so it will expire on 1 September 2021, not very inspiring, a law firm formed in 1994 yet has only just got themselves a website and only registered for 1 year!

The actual registrant is also again hidden, so there is no way of knowing who is actually behind it. Surely the companies that register these websites also hold some responsibility in allowing them to be registered. The question is and we think we know the answer, is why do they allow these scam operators to register their websites through them? The answer is pure and simple greed.

The website itself is the same as all the other previous websites which we have highlighted over the past few years. The only difference is the photographs of their lawyers and secretaries, along with their names and dates the firm was formed.

The address they give is Número 5 Calle Emilio Calzadilla 38002 Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

They use the email address:

[email protected]

Which is a free email address provider

Telephone Number: 0034 822 860 322

We now move on to the lawyers, as we have already stated the founder is named as Alberto Canbamo Farola, the photograph of him shows a rather distinguished gentleman, but he is not genuine. His real name is Andrés Manuel López Obrador, he is, in fact, the current President of Mexico, he assumed office on 1 December 2018, so is well into his term as President.

Another photo of one of their lawyers is Antonio Lamamel Cunio, he is, in fact, Carlos Torres Vila, he just happens to be President of the Spanish banking group BBVA.

Carlos Torres Vila BBVA President

On the home page Las Alas Abogados also shows a group photograph, this was taken during a meeting of the BBVA Group in Mexico, when it was announced that the BBVA was investing substantial sums in Mexico.

Las Alas Abogados Website photo
Original photo from BBVA website

The other lawyers are:

Francisco Galbasa Acatanor

Manuel Yermo Dorselan

Ricardo Luncmande

This last name is a variation on several used in the previous incarnations such as Abogados El Palomo and Torcaz Abogados where he is named as Ricardo Olunkman or is it Ricardo Lunkmant or Ricardo Lunkmand. Whichever one it is it is certainly a fake name.

They also have photographs of two new secretaries, Jessica Conito Estretsho and Maria Corrioh Emiboca.

So far we have only managed to identify two of the pictures, the others have eluded us, but that does not mean we will stop trying to identify them and to inform the genuine people that their images are being used for criminal purposes.

As for the scam, well, we know how they operate, it is a long drawn out scam, with rather small amounts being requested at first to get the case registered. Once the “victim” has been snared with this fee, the scam proper begins. There will be demands for “court or hacienda taxes” to be paid, then taxes to release the money and also for the “procurator” to work on your behalf.

Then comes the main part of the scam, you will be shown a copy of the cheque, supposedly issued by the court, next, you will receive an envelope in the post with a letter from the court and the cheque. Unfortunately, the cheque is missing, step in the new company who is investigating the missing cheque. Apparently, it was stolen and cashed by a gang of East Europeans. To add credibility to this story, the “victim” will be informed that around 16 post office workers have been arrested for aiding and abetting the stealing of the cheques.

To get this back, the new company needs a payment of around 10 to 20% of the cheque amount, although you will be promised that this will be refunded.

But the start of the scam is always “your timeshare company is being taken to court and you can be part of the case”. Then the following email arrives to tell you that the case is concluded and the court has awarded you thousands of euros in compensation.

Dear Mr & Mrs XXXXXXXXXXX

We are glad to inform you that we have this morning received, from the Courts, a certified copy of your cheque in the amount of 32,000 Euros. A copy of which has been attached.

The compensation was meant to be remitted by International bank transfer, but due to the numerous cases they had at the Santa Cruz Court, they issued the payment in cheque form. This only means losing a few pounds when you deposit the Euro cheque in a Sterling account, but after all, we are very pleased that this has all come to a successful conclusion.

The Court Judgment for your compensation and the relevant tax documents have also been received on the 21st October and posted to you on Thursday the 22nd of October and we trust those should be with you soon.

Once the tax element has been met, our Lawyers shall finalise the tax logistics in order for the courts to release your compensation cheque and it will be posted to your address and should arrive to you in 5-8 working days, from the day it has been posted.

Assuring you of our best attention at all times, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your involvement thus far and send you our best regards.

Kindly confirm the safe receipt of this Email. 

Yours sincerely,

Maria Corrioh Emiboca

Departamento Legal.

This email is confidential and intended for the named recipient only. If you have received this email in error, please notify us immediately and delete the email. You must not copy, distribute, disclose or take any action in reliance on it. This email message and any attached files have been scanned for the presence of any computer viruses.

© 2013 Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Tenerife. Todos los derechos reservados.

European Union Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC

Apparently, due to the number of cases, the money could not be transferred using international transfers, so a cheque has been issued, hang on they have always issued cheques from day one of their scams. It is required to get more money, after all a bank transfer is not likely to be stolen by a gang of East Europeans, with postal workers being arrested, where would the credibility be then?

So there we have it, the latest in the incarnations of Litigious Abogados Family, Las Alas Abogados, same Modus Operandi, same websites and the very same illegal use of other people’s images.

If you still believe that what they are telling you is the truth, then, to be honest, you deserve to lose your money, it is not rocket science to tell this is a scam, it is also important to do your homework before engaging with “scam” companies like this. They are professional in what they do, they know how to part you from your hard-earned cash.

Previous articles on the Litigious Abogados Family.

https://insidetimeshare.com/?s=litigious+abogados

Another New Name added to the Litigious Abogados Family & A Name from the Past

Well, it has finally happened as we knew it would, another new name has emerged which can be added to the list of “FAKE” law firms dubbed the Litigious Abogados Family. The name of this new “FAKE” law firm is Abogados El Paloma, very similar to previous incarnation Paloma Abogados. We have also come across another name we have not heard from in years, in fact, it was back in 2012 when we first published about them. The company is called Verity Claims Ltd and there is some rather strange information about them.

Abogados El Paloma, another incarnation of the group of “FAKE” law firms Inside Timeshare has been highlighting for around 4 years, these we have dubbed the Litigious Abogados Family after one of the very first. Nothing has really changed, they appear to be following their Modus Operandi so far, so we can expect the same old scenario to continue.

The website itself has not changed apart from the names used for the lawyers, as usual, the Home Page shows the claim that they were founded on 1 September 1994 by Amador Dularta Colatamo. His photograph is the same one that appears on the Torcaz Abogados and Paloma Abogados websites. On these he is named as Fernando Olawza Garcia of Torcaz Abogados and Fernando Nialgan Torkas of Paloma Abogados, he is in fact Judge Dana Makoto Sabraw, for the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.


Amador Dularta Colatamo, Fernando Olawza Garcia, Fernando Nialgan Torkas,
is actually
Judge Dana Makoto Sabraw, for the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.

The website was only registered on 16 June 2020 and is set to expire on 16 June 2021, a very short time for a “law firm” that has been operating for around 25 years. As usual, the true registrants and owners of the website are hidden by privacy protection.

They also show their “fiscal” number (company registration), A34258954, but again this is a fake number and no trace of it can be found. They also state that they have 23 lawyers working for the firm and name these three:

Their photographs appear with that of Ricardo Olunkman or is it Ricardo Lunkmant or Ricardo Lunkmand in the “Litigation” section under “Civil Law”. These pictures have been used on previous websites with different names or variations of the same one. Must admit they really are very creative with these names.

The address they give on the website is:

Número 5, Calle Emilio Calzadilla, 38002, Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

The address is genuine but there is no sign of their office.

The telephone number is: 0800 802 1678

Email: [email protected]

This is a free email address provider and is not linked to the website which you have expected especially with a law firm.

So far that is all we have, obviously having only just started up we will no doubt hear much more about them in the next few weeks.

Back in 2012, Inside Timeshare began research into a claims company which was cold calling clients of Incentive Leisure Group and Designer Way Vacation Club. This company was called Verity Claims, at the time they were registered at Company House with the Registration Number 08068318 and the registered address:

Interchange House, Howard Way, Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes. MK16 9PY.

Changing in August 2015 to:

75 Springfield Road, Chelmsford, CM2 6JB

At the time they used the following telephone numbers:

Tel: 01908 299 162       Fax. 01908 299 163

The Company Directors were:

Mr David Paul Sperring, Director I.D: 917228853

Mr George Burbidge, Director I.D: 908798815.

At the time these calls were being made a link was found between George Burbidge and Mohamed Dhanji who were both directors at Hamilton Smythe Legal Service Ltd. Now why this link was felt to be important is that Dhanji was also a partner and director is ILG’s UK companies:

This was all around the time that ILG and DWVC were closed down by the UK authorities, then suddenly all ILG & DWVC clients just happened to start receiving calls about claims against them. Doesn’t take much to realise where the data came from.

Now the strange thing is Verity Claims Ltd was dissolved in December 2017 after filing for voluntary liquidation in 2015.

Yet their website was re-registered on the 25 October 2018 and is due to expire on 25 October 2021. So for a company which was liquidated and dissolved a year previously, why is the website still operational and re-registered the following year?

They are still showing claims against the timeshare industry and holiday clubs, but no surprise to us is the fact they also now go after solar panels. Not the first “timeshare” claims company to do that!

It does seem as though timeshare may just be getting a little too hot for some of these fraudsters and they now need to find a new market, so purchasers of solar panels beware.

If you have been contacted by any company featured on Inside Timeshare or one we may not know about please use our contact page and Inside Timeshare will get back to you.

Links to previous articles on the Fake Lawyers

https://insidetimeshare.com/paloma-abogados-latest-edition-to-the-fake-litigious-abogados-family/

https://insidetimeshare.com/torcaz-abogados-the-case-of-the-missing-cheque/

https://insidetimeshare.com/start-the-week-playing-catchup/

https://insidetimeshare.com/end-the-week-torcaz-abogados-update/

https://insidetimeshare.com/litigious-abogados-family-new-names-added/

Paloma Abogados: Latest Edition to the Fake Litigious Abogados Family

Well, it didn’t take long for Inside Timeshare to uncover yet another incarnation of the “FAKE” law firm we have dubbed the Litigious Abogados Family, this time they are called Paloma Abogados. As usual, they are operating out of Tenerife and it certainly looks like the same old Modus Operandi is being employed. Your timeshare company is being taken to court and for around 1000€ upfront you too can be part of the case. No doubt within a few weeks the director will have pleaded guilty and you will be awarded thousands back.

According to their website which is exactly the same as all the previous incarnations with just some minor changes, they were founded on 1 September 1994, by Fernando Nialgan Torkas. That’s funny, his picture is the same as for Fernando Olawza Garcia of Torcaz Abogados, who is actually Judge Dana Makoto Sabraw, for the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.


Fernando Nialgan Torkas of Paloma Abogados
or is it
Fernando Olawza Garcia of Torcaz Abogados

The genuine person
Judge Dana Makoto Sabraw, for the United States District Court for the Southern District of California

The website was only registered on 12 June 2020 just about a month ago and is set to expire on 12 June 2021, so only registered for one year. Seems very strange that a “law firm” as “prestigious” as this founded in 1994 has only just set up a website and only for one year?

https://paloma-abogados.com/


The “lawyers” shown are the very same as those for Torcaz Abogados, only now with new names. Hernan Destaras Caletasan becomes Eduardo Antanari Morintora, Juan Erestaldo Goberas is now Manuel Fulama Alinternu, Manuel Fertals Idelaris is now Francisco Golerbol Lantas and  Ricardo Lunkmand transforms into Ricardo Luncmant, just a slight change here, but he is also now a “Paralegal” not a lawyer.


Or is it
Hernan Destaras Caletasan of Torcas Abogados
Or is it
Juan Erestaldo Goberas of Torcaz
Or is it
Manuel Fertals Idelaris
Or is it
Ricardo Lunkmand of Torcaz

Link to the Torcaz Abogados article.

https://insidetimeshare.com/start-the-week-playing-catchup/

They show a CIF (fiscal) number on their logo A77439012, which again as always is “FAKE”. They show their address as:

Calle Emilo Calzadilla Número 5 38002 Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Although the address does exist it is more than likely false for this firm. Checking Google street view it was too dark to make anything out.

They show a freephone number 0800 802 1659

Their email address is [email protected] which as we know is a free email address provider and is not linked to their website which one would have thought it would be, especially being a “law firm”.

Going by the Modus Operandi of all the previous incarnations they will be providing “prospective clients” with all the “official-looking” court documents, procurator letters and not to forget a photocopy of the cheque (fake IBAN) you will receive when your case has been won.

Then the cheque will be sent by post, and yes you’ve guessed it, the cheque will be missing and you will be informed it was stolen by a gang of East Europeans with collusion from post office workers (16 of them).

So once again Inside Timeshare warns all our readers to be aware of any calls or emails from Paloma Abogados with the great news they have a case about to go to trial. If you have been contacted by them please use our contact page and let us know.

REMEMBER, DO YOUR HOMEWORK FIRST BEFORE ENGAGING WITH ANY COMPANY THAT CONTACTS YOU.

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