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Start the Week: Update Fake Law Firms & News from the Courts

Welcome to the start of another week with Inside Timeshare, apologies for the lack of articles last week, this was due to unforeseen circumstances. Over the past few weeks, we have been publishing warnings about the FAKE law firm operating out of Tenerife, known as The Litigious Abogados Family, further information has confirmed that they are all indeed linked and are also linked to scams perpetrated years ago. Last week was also very busy on the courts front, with more news of Anfi appeals being dismissed and also two new Marriott cases ending in favour of the client.

We begin with our Fake law firms, Olmo, Logra and JR Abogados, well these are actually not fake law firms, their names and websites have been stolen and are being used by the criminals to give themselves credibility.

This is nothing new for this lot, we have seen them use Presidents, Ambassadors and eminent Judges among others on their own websites over the years, what is new here is the fact they are using genuine law firms.

Going back to 2016, Inside Timeshare published (click link) Solutions Group, Still Going?

It was the result of information received that they had begun operating again after a time in the shadows. They came under various names, but the one prominent feature was the email address they used,  [email protected] and the website which is no longer operating www.consumeract75.co.uk

Their name began to appear a couple of years after this article in conjunction with our fake law firms. Former “clients/victims” of Solutions Group were contacted regarding “a court case against their timeshare company”, which had been filed with the courts in Tenerife.

The “client/victim” has been awarded ex-amount of compensation and the “new” law firm “instructed” by Solutions Group will get your money for you. Just a matter of some taxes, court fees etc to deal with first.

Our first article showing the link was for CUC Abogados was an update in 2019, (click link) Update: CUC Abogados & Solutions

There was further update in February 2020 where Solutions “claimed” to have won in court (click link) Solutions Claim to Win Case

Full story on CUC Abogados 

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

It has now been confirmed by several readers who have had contact with all three new “law firms”, that it is a result of their initial dealings with Solutions Group, that their case has been taken to court and it is guaranteed you will be paid out. After all, going by all the other “cases” they have won, the timeshare company pleaded “guilty”. Oh, look, a flying pig!

So our conclusion is that they are all one and the same people, or two different groups working together using data from previous scams. Either way, they have your data and will exploit it as best they can so beware of the “wonderful” news you are about to receive in a cold call.

If you have been contacted by these fraudsters and were also a “client/victim” of Solutions Group Tenerife, please get in touch with Inside Timeshare, your information may be useful.

Moving on to the courts, last week the High Court of Las Palmas once again dismissed and rejected appeals by Anfi Sales and Anfi Resorts, against the judgement handed down by the Court of First Instance.

The first appeal involved a Norwegian client, whose contract was declared null and void, with the court awarding 16.030€ in respect of the purchase prices plus a further 22,900€ for the illegally taken deposits. They were also awarded legal interest and legal costs.

The High Court confirmed this original sentence and the case is now back with the lawyers for filing with the Mercantile Court.

The second High Court ruling for the English client is a great result, at their original hearing the Court of First Instance had no hesitation declaring the contract null and void and awarding the client 24,158€ plus legal interest.

Obviously, Anfi once again appealed to the High Court, but so did the lawyers of CLA.

The Court of First Instance had not included the payment of double any deposit taken illegally, which was clearly established by the Supreme Court as a way of sanctioning the timeshare companies.

The High Court agreed, awarding a further 15,861€ and also included legal costs, as for the appeal by Anfi, well, once again it is a loss.

Moving now to Marbella, where the Court of First Instance Number 8, has found in favour of German clients against MVCI Management (Europe) Ltd, MVCI Management SL and MVCI Holidays SL.

The court not only declared the contract null and void, but awarded 23,292€ for the purchase of the contracts plus a further 36,000€ in respect of illegally taken deposits. The client was also awarded legal interest and legal costs.

In the same courthouse but in Court Number 3, the judge declared another Marriott contract null and void and the repayment of 9664€ Plus legal interest.

All these cases were prepared and presented to the court by lawyers of Canarian Legal Alliance, we now wait to see if Marriott once again submit payment to the courts without the need for enforcement.

That is all for today, if you would like further information on your timeshare contracts and you would like to know your rights and options if it is illegal, please use our contact page and Inside Timeshare will get back to you.

Orebandel Arm & O. SA: The Fake Notary From Tenerife

Over the past few years Inside Timeshare has been highlighting the “FAKE” law firms and notaries which are all part of the Litigious Abogados Family along with our old friends Solutions Group. As we have published before, it appears that Solutions Group, a company that is well known for operating many scams in the past have now found another way of scaring people into paying them. Today we highlight the latest in this long-running scam.

Our readers first encountered Solutions Group many years ago with the promise of a claim against Incentive Leisure Group SLU, DWVC SL and Personal Travel Group SL, companies owned and operated by the late Gary Leigh. At the time they used the email address:

[email protected]

And the website 

www.consumeract75.co.uk

This company was very prolific at the time and used several names, Simple Solutions, this was part of the Solutions Group registered as XYZ Solutions SL. This company is based in Tenerife and was registered at Avenida Del Claudio Delgado Diaz 101 Las Chafiras San Miguel De Abona 38620. CIF Number B76558519.

According to our readers, it was Solutions Group who passed on their details to the “FAKE” notary, regarding a claim against ILG, DWVC and Personal Travel Group. Obviously, this is a continuation of the scam which our readers got trapped into years ago.

The Fake Notary Logo

After yet another call they received the following email:

From: [email protected] <[email protected]>

Sent: 16 March 2021 16:05

To: [email protected] <[email protected]>

Subject: Mr & Mrs Names Redacted

Dear Mr. & Mrs. Names Redacted

Further to our telephone conversation of this afternoon. I hereby attach a letter from our head lawyer Mrs Victoria Zeralde, together with a copy of the official court order appointing us.

Please to confirm that your have safe receipt of this email,and as promised I shall telephone you tomorrow with the good news, and to discuss any further questions or queries you  may have. 

We are aware that the UK is on lockdown, please be advised that it is business as usual for us here in the Canary Islands so please do not hesitate to contact us at any time. We trust you and your family are keeping safe and well during these times.

Kind Regards.

Charlotte Millington

Court Trustee

0034 822684530

You will notice that the grammar and English are not that good, especially for an “official”.

So, Charlotte Millington is the Court Trustee, somehow I doubt if a UK national going by the name, would be working as a trustee for the court unless she has lived in Spain for many years and is very very fluent in the language. Not impossible but highly unlikely especially in the Canary islands!

According to the attached letter Orebandel Arm & O SA has been appointed by the Santa Cruz First Instance Court Number 5, and they are very specific with the date and time they were appointed, Friday 12 March at 09:23.

Well, we do know that is a complete fabrication as the courts do not appoint any outside company, let alone one that forges court documents.

According to the letter they have been awarded 32,000€, this is the exact same amount that all our other readers who have been contacted have been awarded. This is very strange indeed as no two clients of DWVC ever paid the same amount for their membership or the amount which they were to receive on the “Cashback” certificate which was supposed to pay for their timeshare which they handed over.

Now the worrying thing in the latest development is the use of Brexit in order to rush the “victim” into paying. We also expect that this will also be a pretext to “extort” even more money from “victims” in the way of unforeseen “taxes and duties”, with the promise of a refund once the case is complete.

According to the letter, now that the UK has left the EU this has “created a significant shock for the International Banking system”. According to Orebandel on the letter signed by Victoria Fita Zeralde, now makes the transfer of funds very complex. Very strange considering that there seems to be no problem with transferring money to the scammers!

This letter is also backed up by yet another forged “Court Document”, which when translated is just full of gobbledegook and gibberish, trying to give the impression of “legal speak”.

This document when imported into another program clearly shows that it is fake, the signatures can clearly be seen as a cut and paste job along with all the “official stamps”.

Orebandel use the email address

[email protected]

When we do a search on the @euorpa.com we come up with the following website which provides email addresses, 

https://www.atmosera.com/infinity-internet/

so once again an email address not linked to any company website. Their address according to the letter is:

Avenida 3 de Mayo 3 Planta 2 38003 Santa Cruz de Tenerife

And using the telephone number 0034 822 684 530.

Below are PDF files of the documents sent to our reader including a translation of the Court document.

Translation of fake document

2016 Article on Solutions Group

https://insidetimeshare.com/solutions-group-still-going/

Once again this does show how very careful you must be when dealing with any cold call with the good news that the courts are holding substantial sums for a case you never knew you had filed.

If you have been contacted by any “law firm or notary” with a similar story and documents then it will be a scam, please use our contact page and Inside Timeshare will get back to you.

REMEMBER

DO YOUR HOMEWORK, YOU KNOW IT MAKES SENSE!

End the Week: News from the Courts and the Latest on the Hellenic Scam

It is the end of another week and today we bring you a roundup of this week’s court news with more results against Anfi in Gran Canaria, a payout for a Palm Oasis (Tasolan) client and the Malaga Courts finding against Club la Costa. We also bring you the latest information on the Hellenic Republic Ministry of Foreign Affairs scam coming out of Greece. Following on from our report on Global Timeshare Legal Experts on Monday, our friends at the TCA also covered this story on Wednesday. As we stated in our article not only has this company used cases from CLA but they have also used cases from M1 Legal based on the Costa del Sol, claiming that they are their cases. They also backed up our findings on the Dubai office and that they are not known in the building. Certainly does not look good.

Back in January 2020, we highlighted a scam that came to our attention originating from Greece and using the name “Hellenic Republic Ministry of Foreign Affairs”. We also brought updates in March 2020 and June 2020, (see links to the original articles below).

Today we bring you an update that is very disturbing and also gives Two new names to add to the growing list being used by these scammers.

Our reader was contacted by the usual “cold call” informing them that a company they had dealt with some years ago which was also a scam and is also known to us as Solutions Group (Tenerife) and is also working with the fake lawyers from the Litigious Abogados Family.

According to the caller who claims to be working for the Greek Supreme and Civil Courts, explained that her case (which they had no idea she had instigated) had found in their favour and she has been awarded £11,920 in compensation.

Great news and an unexpected windfall, but as usual there is a catch.

Our reader then received a letter via email informing them there is a payment that needs to be made to release the money which is being held in trust. This was followed up with an email confirming the details of the account and the name of the Beneficiary. The letter does have a name but it is written in Greek. We converted the PDF document to word to copy the name into translator, but the signature and the name is actually an image file, the email is signed by one Georgios Argiris or in Greek, Γεώργιος Αργύρης which is not the same as the signature.

Now it is the payment details that does show this is an out and out scam.

The payment is to be made to Ivanova Plamena, doesn’t sound very Greek to me, it also gives the following details:

Date of Birth: 16/07/1980

Email address: [email protected]

Postal address:  106 Akti Moutsopoulou Piraeus 18535 Attica

Telephone: +30 698 199 1100

Again there is another indication this is a scam, the Email address, it is a free Gmail account. So along with this along with the fact, the payment is made to a private individual and not any of the official authorities clearly shows this is a “FRAUD”.

Once again this really does show how diligent you must be, don’t be blinded by the sudden “windfall”, no matter how excited you might be to be receiving a large sum of money.

Now we move to the courts and these are genuine cases instigated by clients of Canarian Legal Alliance.

The first case involves our old friends at Anfi and a Swedish client, They have now received into their own bank account the sum of 31,302€.

The original sentence by the Court of First Instance declared the contract null and void and the court ordered the return of the money. As usual, Anfi decided to play the stalling tactic by appealing the decision to the High Court. But as we have seen in all these appeals the High Court rejected it and confirmed the original sentence.

In the meantime, the lawyers from CLA placed the usual “provisional execution order” and received a bank guarantee. This means that the bank itself physically blocks any movement of these funds during the appeals process.

Then on Tuesday, German clients had their contract with Palm Oasis (Tasolan) declared null and void with the return of 12,659€ plus legal interest by the Court of First Instance of San Bartolomè de Tirajana.

Going by their usual practice CLA applied to the court for a “provisional execution order” until the procedure is concluded if the company lodges an appeal with the High Court.

In this case, this was not actually required as Palm Oasis (Tasolan) paid the money VOLUNTARILY into the court. This was then released directly to the client’s own personal account.

Anfi, take note.

Wednesday brought news for a Norwegian client against Anfi, the Court of First Instance of SBT, declared their contract null and void, awarding 53,029€ plus legal interest and legal costs.

In this case, the client took out Anfi’s own finance package, this came with a huge interest rate of 11.5%, which the court ordered Anfi to repay.

The breakdown of the payment is 43,838€ for the purchase, 6,188€ for the interest and 3,003€ for the illegally taken deposit.

No doubt Anfi will not be following the example of Palm Oasis and we expect they will lodge another frivolous appeal with the High Court.

We now move to the Costa del Sol and the Court of First Instance of Malaga and a case against Club la Costa, the companies named in the case are:

Woolwich Investments SAU

Club la Costa Resort Management Ltd

Club la Costa Vacation Club

The court declared their contract null and void with the return of 53,593€ plus legal interest.

The amount was calculated by the court as 24,972€ plus an additional 32,981€ which is double the amount taken illegally as a deposit within the Statutory cooling-off period.

The courts are certainly all following the rulings of the Supreme Court and in the case of Club la Costa, the High Court of Malaga regarding the jurisdictional issue.

Well, that is all for this week, we hope you all have a great weekend and join us again next week for more news and information on the murky world of timeshare.

Hellenic Republic Ministry of Foreign Affairs pats articles

https://insidetimeshare.com/hellenic-republic-ministry-of-foreign-affairs-the-latest-eze-group-scam/

https://insidetimeshare.com/update-eze-group-scam-coming-from-greece/

https://insidetimeshare.com/hellenic-republic-ministry-of-foreign-affairs-monster-clients-targeted/