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Yet Another New Fake Law Firm Appears in Tenerife

Only last week Inside Timeshare published details of a new “FAKE” law firm based in Tenerife, SG Abogados (see link below) which as we pointed out is part of the Litigious Abogados family we have highlighted over the past 3 years. Today we publish another “FAKE” law firm from this family of “FAKES”, CUC Abogados.

The website is identical to the one used by SG Abogados and almost identical to all the past websites used. This one was only registered on 12 August 2019 so is only a month old and is due to expire on 12 August 2020. As usual, the registrant is hidden under privacy protection.

According to their home page, the firm Caneillo Utierros Ciusapi was founded by Mariano Manac Caneillo on Friday 20 November 1992 (very specific date), they show the CIF Number A21903488, which is a fake fiscal registration number.

The address they give is: 

Edificio Percy Plaza de Candelaria 38002 Santa Cruz Tenerife.

With the telephone numbers:

Tel. 0034822680798

Freephone 08009202491

They give the email as:

[email protected]

Which as we know is a free email provider.

Once again they also show photographs of all their lawyers and contact staff, these, as usual, have been downloaded from the internet and genuine law firms websites.

The founding lawyers are,  Mariano Manac Caneillo, David Lomerz Utierros and Chimmo Hernandez Ciusapi.

The other lawyers are, Alberto Faltaso Antolar, Amador Kirtabla Moltolas, Antonio Deleagao Raimo, Francisco Abbialet, Francisco Lubretan Terbilas, Juan Alonso Drialz, Miguel Spinellase, Ricardo Lankmonde and Raquel Hernandez Poza.

The legal secretary is named as Carlota Dertlan Etumalan with the secretary being Manuela Leguta Moharlo.

So far Inside Timeshare has identified 4 of those shown and they are all genuine lawyers from an eminent law firm based in Montevideo Uraguay.

The founder Mariano Manac Caneillo is, in fact, Carlos Alfedo Peña Clara

One of the other founders Chimmo Hernandez Ciusapi is identified as Pablo Bragard Cooper.

Alberto Faltaso Antolar is identified as Carlos Peña Rachetti.

Ricardo Lankmonde identified as Juan Martin Sapelli Sienra.

The secretary Manuela Leguta Moharlo is identified as Maria Sienra Reyes.

All these are from the Rachetti law firm in Uraguay and are being used illegally, below is a picture of the CUC Abogados team and also the team from Rachetti law firm.

CUC Team from their website
The genuine lawyers from Rachetti

This time our information is that they have been handed cases by another company which had previously scammed a client. They have been charged with collecting the money from the original case which the court has awarded a substantial amount of money. Problem is the company that was found guilty has not been in existence for around 4 years as they were closed down by the UK authorities.

As with all these “FAKE” law firms, the story is very plausible, all they are wanting is your money, they are not genuine lawyers they are fraudsters pure and simple.

If you have been contacted by any firm with a story of compensation or that your timeshare company is about to or has been taken to court, use our contact page and Inside Timeshare will help you to find out if they are actually genuine or just a bunch of criminal out for your cash.

SG Abogados Another Fake Law Firm from Tenerife

Yesterday we published a warning about a new “FAKE” law firm operating out of Tenerife, today we continue with this story and give you the timeshare owner or their “target” more information. We have now managed to identify a further two of the “lawyers” which they have shown on their website, you will be very surprised to learn who one of them really is!

SG Abogados is another incarnation of the family of “FAKE” law firms that we have identified over the past 3 years, Inside Timeshare, has nicknamed them the Litigious Abogados Family after one of the first which was highlighted. The total number of “fake” law firms and Procurators now stands at over 87. (see link below)

All have the same thing in common, the websites have always been almost identical in layout but the text has always been the same, the home page always starts with the exact day and date the “firm” was founded, yet all websites had only recently been registered. They also show images of “their” lawyers which in most cases have been identified as lawyers from as far afield as Australia. Although one of the best finds was the image of Agustin Bigote Pringata who actually turned out to be Azerbaijan Ambassador to Argentina Rashad Aslanov handing his credentials to the President of Argentina who had been cropped from the image used. (See link below)

The website was registered on 19 July 2019, and at first sight, it does look as though it may just be a genuine law firm. It explains their “expertise” in various fields of law from contracts, property criminal to name just a few.

The contact page begins with

“We take your privacy seriously, and will only use personal information that you supply to us in accordance with:- The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).”

Well, that is very reassuring considering this lot are only interested in getting your money and disappearing.

Now on with the photographs they are using on the website to show who their lawyers are.

The first is the founder of the law firm, Ernesto Lamangra Sorpeney, this is the S in the firm’s name, yesterday we identified him as  José Antonio Olaechea who is the managing partner of the law firm Estudio Olaechea of Lima Peru.

The second to be identified is Raul Degelis Grinudos the G in the firm’s name, he is in fact Rafael Caldera, the 39th President of Venezuela who passed away in 2009.

The third to be identified is Emilio Goya Zerramu, he is actually David Pacheco, another lawyer of the law firm Estudio Olaecha of Lima Peru.

The other two lawyers not identified yet are Francisco Daliber Tiontela and Manuel Jalvo Liorenta and then the young lady again not yet identified who is probably your contact person Carlota Rahita Ampalada. As with all the past incarnations, all the names do appear to be made up as they are not really recognisable as Spanish. 

Now on with the scenario of the sting.

If the past incarnations are anything to go by they will be using “FAKE” court documents, “FAKE” Procurators and even more “FAKE” promises. They will be explaining that your timeshare company is due in court within the next few weeks and that as you have a claim you can be part of the case, for a fee off course!

As before they claim it will be on a no win no fee basis, but then you will have to pay the “FAKE” procurator a fee to lodge the case with the court. After a few weeks, you will probably receive a letter from SG Abogados explaining that the “Director” of your timeshare company pleaded guilty and the court has awarded you a substantial sum of money. This will be backed up by a “FAKE” court document (in Spanish).

Now comes the second part of the sting, to get this money released from the court there will be taxes to pay, you will be given an account to transfer the money into, usually in the name of a private individual and not a company. It may very well be the procurator that you paid the fee to.

If the past formula is going to be followed, you will then receive an envelope which will be open, inside will be a letter with details on the attached cheque. Problem is there is no cheque, there is a staple in one corner with a small piece of paper, it looks as though someone has stolen it.

Next part is that another company contacts you and says that the cheque was cashed by a gang of foreign criminals, this company has also been appointed by the court to recover the money, but again to do this a fee needs to be paid. Well we know what will happen next, you will never hear from them again and you have lost a lot of money.

So if you receive a call from SG Abogados telling you the great news that your timeshare company is in court just tell them where to go and hang up, do not under any circumstances pay them any money as you will only lose it.

If you have already been taken in by this gang of despicable criminals contact Inside Timeshare and let us know what happened, it will help us to warn others.

Consumer Warning: SG Abogados Tenerife

Today Inside Timeshare has received an enquiry from a concerned timeshare owner who was contacted by SG Abogados. They have told him that he has a claim and that they will represent him on a no win no fee basis. This looks like another incarnation of the fake law firms Inside Timeshare has dubbed Litigious Abogados family.

The website is:

This was registered on 19 July 2019 and is set to expire on 19 July 2020, so only registered for one year. The registrant is hidden by privacy protection, so it is not possible to find out who is behind the website.

According to the Home page, the law firm was instituted on Thursday 4th March 1993 by Ernesto Lamangra Sorpeney, it shows the CIF number A33572896 which does not show up on any searches so is fake.

The address they give is Edificio Elvira, Callejon Del Combate 4, 38002 Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Telephone Number 0800 8620751

Email: [email protected]

The photograph of Ernesto Lamangra Sorpeney has been identified as José Antonio Olaechea who is the managing partner of the law firm

Estudio Olaechea, Bernardo Monteagudo 201, San Isidro, Lima, 27 Peru

This can be found at the following link

A full report will be published tomorrow with pictures of all the “lawyers” shown on the website, which we hope to be able to identify to the original people whose images have been used.

Needless to say, do not engage with this “FAKE LAW FIRM” and always do your homework before engaging with any company.