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Timeshare Claims: Update New & Old

Over the past few days Inside Timeshare has been receiving many emails from concerned timeshare owners being contacted by claims companies and law firms. Some are ones we have highlighted in the past some are very new indeed. The one thing they all seem to have in common is their approach, everyone has a claim and that they can cancel the contracts. It has also come to our attention that the names of other companies are being used by cold callers which is adding to the confusion.

We now move to our old friends CUC Abogados which are just another incarnation of The Litigious Abogados Family. It would appear they are now doing all they can to get those “clients” who have actually fallen for their “scam” to pay even more money. Could this be that they are now coming to the end of their “shelf life” as all those before?

We do know that there are already two more that have begun operating with the same Modus Operandi, Torcaz Abogados and Paloma Abogados.

Unfortunately, one reader was taken in as he had been dealing with them since January and actually stated he had “no complaints with them” up to this point. But now he is having second thoughts especially after reading all the articles published on Inside Timeshare.

It now looks like CUC Abogados has changed how they operate, as we know, in the past the “money awarded” by the court was sent by cheque. This duly arrived by post, but the envelope was open and the cheque missing. This left it open for yet another company to claim they had been appointed by the court to recover the “stolen” money. The cheque was apparently stolen and cashed by a gang of East Europeans and 16 postal workers were under investigation for stealing the cheque and passing it over. Obviously, this “new” company needed payment to recover the money.

The latest ploy is that the money has been lodged with a Notary called Flanagans Notary Services, based in Canary Wharf. On checking for notaries in that area, no notary of that name has been found.

According to CUC Abogados, the awarded money is for a Westgate timeshare, as Westgate was taken to court in Tenerife and found guilty. Not bad considering that Westgate is a US timeshare company and does not sell or operate in Spain. So we have to ask how the Spanish courts could have any jurisdiction for a timeshare purchased in the United States!

If that does not convince you that this is a fraud we don’t know what will.

Our last item is a warning that you must be extremely careful on who it is that is cold calling.

We have been informed that calls are being received from Tenerife on various numbers with the caller stating that they are calling from Timeshare Support Services, one number we have been given is 0203 670 2306.

The caller insisted that the consumer had a legitimate claim and would receive “compensation”, regardless of the fact the consumer has not owned the timeshare for years.

Forum Discussion

The problem here is the name Timeshare Support Services, is also the name that is used by TESS. The consumer even asked repeatedly for his name and number to be removed, which obviously has not been done. We also know that TESS does not operate from Tenerife and if a client asks to be removed and not to be called again, we know that TESS would do so. Does this look like yet another case of using another company’s name in order to confuse?

To end today’s article we have also been receiving more emails regarding SPS Claims, a company we highlighted last year. It now seems they are getting desperate for cash and have come up with an amazing story. Tomorrow Inside Timeshare will give you the latest on this company and what they are saying.

Once again, Inside Timeshare gives you the same old warning:

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

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.

Start the Week

Welcome to the start of another week with Inside Timeshare, just for a change, this weekend has been rather quiet with very few emails being received and no new “dubious” law firms or claims companies coming to light. Once again the emails we have received feature the same old names we have been publishing over the past few weeks such as Torcaz Abogados, JSD Group and Morales and Maxwell. All with the same wonderful news that the client has a substantial amount of money waiting for them in the courts, but as usual you must pay them first to release the money. You can see all the articles on JSD, Morales and Torcaz on the links below.

https://insidetimeshare.com/page/1/?s=jsd

https://insidetimeshare.com/page/1/?s=torcaz

Having a look around the internet this morning at some of the other websites and forums, we could not help but notice the mindtimeshare website. They have still not published any new blog since 14 November 2019, this is highly unusual for mindtimeshare.

We do know that once Alberto Garcia was removed and they lost their funding from the RDO things have not gone well for them and they apparently reverted to using their own data to pass clients to other companies in order to survive. We just wonder if this is a sign that we may just have heard the last of mindtimeshare?

Late on Friday after we published our End of Week Roundup, the following news came in and yet another defeat at the Court of First Instance for Anfi Sales SL and Anfi Resorts SL.

Court of First Instance, San Bartelolmé de Tirajana

This case once again involved illegal contracts containing a duration of more than 50 years and was using the “floating weeks” system. The companies were also fined for the illegal taking of deposits within the statutory 14 days cooling-off period.

The original purchase price was around 70,000€ with the penalty payments this has been increased to 103,793.51€, that is almost 34,000€ more than what they originally paid. The court also awarded legal interest and declared the contract null and void.

The case was brought on behalf of the client by Canarian Legal Alliance with the original consultant being Lotta Nielsen and the two lawyers conducting the case being Eva Gutiérrez and Oscar Ojeda Suárez

So we have one very happy ex-Anfi timeshare owner and a very happy successful legal team. Congratulations to you all.

If you think you may have a claim for an illegal timeshare contract and would like to know more about your legal rights and options, please use our contact page and Inside Timeshare will get back to you.

Please also remember to check any company that cold calls with the story that your timeshare company has been taken to court and they are now holding substantial sums for you. There will always be a catch.