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End of the Month Review

Welcome to the end of the month and our review of the articles and news for October. It was a month which saw the emergence of several new “fake” law firms and claims companies, some of which are reincarnations of ones we have reported over the past few years. October began with the story entitled Welcome to Cockroach City and ended with an update of our old friends the Litigious Abogados Family.

Welcome to Cockroach City was a horrific account of a families stay at their “5 Star” penthouse apartment in San Augustin Gran Canaria. They originally purchased the penthouse around 20 years ago at Airtours Beach Club now known as Bluebay.

Our readers provided many photographs of the disgusting state of the place, it is no longer “5 Star” but more of a “slum”.

https://insidetimeshare.com/welcome-to-cockroach-city/

On the 3rd October, we published an article based on the reports from El Diario and the Spanish television news TVE1 focusing on Anfi and Silverpoint. It focused on the attempts by both of these companies to avoid paying court-ordered payments to clients by shifting funds between bank accounts.

https://insidetimeshare.com/timeshare-companies-highlighted-in-spanish-news/

We then brought you an update on the latest incarnation of the Litigious Abogados Family, SG Abogados. This is just one of many fake law firms which Inside Timeshare has been following for the past 3 years, enticing timeshare owners with fake documents showing that their timeshare company has been taken to court and they have been awarded many thousands in compensation. The only problem is they must first pay a substantial amount to have the money released by the court.

Then on October 9th, we published yet another report from El Diario in which they reported that the Prosecutors Office in Tenerife had ordered an investigation into the movement of funds to avoid court-ordered payments. It was also reported that criminal charges for the “Crime of Obstruction of Justice and Frustration of Execution of Sentences”.

https://insidetimeshare.com/el-diario-publishes-another-article-on-silverpoint/

Our next article issued a warning on yet another two “scams” in the making, A Spanish Life and Litigation Services SL.

A Spanish Life began sending unsolicited emails contrary to the General Data Protection Regulations which forbid the sending of emails which are unsolicited. Their aim was to act as a lead generator for what we can only suspect is a “fake” law firm or claims company.

Litigation Services SL which we know is linked to another “fake” claims company Platinum Services & Administration SL. They claimed to be appointed by the courts to trace clients of EZE Group to help them retrieve the money which is being held by the courts. As we know, courts do not appoint private companies to do this and also they are not holding any money from EZE Group.

We then published yet another article on our friends Nordic Consulting, with a photograph of “The Team” outside their new offices. This did not go down well with some of those in the photo who emailed Inside Timeshare wanting it removed. They stated that they did not give permission for this to be published, but, after consulting with our legal team it was decided to keep the photo in place as it was already in the public domain and could be easily found on google.

Then on October 17th, we broke the news of more embargoes on 6 properties at the Beverly Hills Club and as the article was being prepared news came in of another 5 properties being embargoed. The reason, Silverpoint again was trying to avoid paying what the courts had ordered.

https://insidetimeshare.com/breaking-news-more-embargoes-on-silverpoint/

It was again time to report on the “fake” law firms, this time information that an old company called Solutions SL had teamed up with SG Abogados. Again this was to illicit payments from clients of closed down companies which they claimed was being held by the courts and they were appointed to help the clients retrieve.

Towards the end of the month Inside Timeshare published yet another article on our old friends in Tenerife Nordic Consulting and Viking Real Estate. This particular article focused more on Viking and the fact that their “Privacy Policy” statement showed that they had “cut and pasted” items belonging to a legitimate law firm. Obviously, their IT department is not as clever as they think they are.

On the last couple of days of the month Inside Timeshare published a warning about another new website which is targeting timeshare owners O-YOO. This is the trading name of a company called Consumer Contract Resolutions (UK) Ltd, but is actually operating from Southern Spain.

Then on the following day, we published an update on one of the controlling minds of the company Trevor McClintock. It transpired that he had been found guilty of fraud back in 2015 and was also barred from being a company director for three years. This did prove the point that the chance of this company and website is a fraudulent operation and timeshare owners should avoid them like the plague.

So that was October, there were many more articles than we have highlighted here, but you the reader can always select October from the menu and read them again for yourselves.

Now it November and we will be seeing even more dodgy companies contacting timeshare owners, after all, it is the time for the annual maintenance bills to be hitting the doormat.

As usual, Inside Timeshare issues, the warning

DO YOUR HOMEWORK BEFORE ENGAGING WITH ANY COMPANY.

Consumer Contract Resolutions (UK) Ltd Update

Yesterday Inside Timeshare published information on a relatively new website O-YOO and the company behind it Consumer Contract Resolutions (UK) Ltd. In this article, we named the “controlling minds” behind the company, Trevor McClintock and Paul McCarthy, today we publish some very interesting information on one of those named.

It turns out that Trever McClintock has what can only be described as a rather shady past, as reported in the Belfast Telegraph.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/fraudster-who-swindled-banks-along-with-dodgy-solicitor-avoids-jail-term-31276615.html

In 2015 McClintock appeared in court and pleaded guilty to five counts of fraud by false representation against two banks, Barclays and the Bank of Scotland. This involved using a solicitor named Michael Robin Burns who gave the banks false undertakings to the tune of hundreds of thousands of pounds in the form of bridging loans which Burns claimed the firm of solicitors he worked for had the available cash to “guarantee” those loans.

McClintock who had previously been disqualified as a company director had burns fulfil his role as director to a number of companies all controlled by McClintock under the name of The Wellington Group.

The judge in the case sentenced McClintock to a concurrent three-year sentence for each of the five charges which were suspended for three years. McClintock was also disqualified from holding the position of company director for a further three years.

This should leave you the reader in doubt at all that with this man being behind the O-YOO website and the company Consumer Contract Resolutions (UK) Ltd that any dealings with them are likely to be very costly indeed.

Once again this goes to show that you the owners of timeshare must be very careful of any calls or websites that you find regarding claims against your timeshare company.

REMEMBER DO YOUR HOMEWORK IT WILL SAVE YOU MONEY IN THE END!

If you have been contacted or found a website and want to find out if it is a genuine law firm or claims company then use our contact page and Inside Timeshare will help you find out.

O-YOO A New Website for Timeshare Claims Identified

Another new website has come to the attention of Inside Timeshare, it is called O-YOO and they also have a facebook page. When checking the website they do state that O-YOO is the trading name of a company called Consumer Contract Resolutions (UK) Ltd, which is registered with UK Company House.

The website https://www.o-yoo.com/ was registered on 11 July 2018 and is set to expire on 11 July 2020, with the registrant being a company called CRL Holdings (UK) Ltd. According to company records it was established in September 2016 and is classified as a non-trading company.

On their Home Page, they open with 

O-YOO are a dedicated team driven by a simple ethos – consumer fairness in formal and non-formal contractual arrangements.”

Which suggests they work in all areas of consumer contracts, yet the next section specifically states that their primary focus is Timeshare.

In the section The Team, they are a “specialised team of professionals who have a combined experience of over 30 years of helping timeshare owners”.

They also claim that this team has had “direct experience of processing and managing individual timeshare claims”. It also goes on to say that this includes group action claims, claims against finance companies and also mediating to resolve conflict for timeshare owners.

On the contact page, they have a form which you can fill out with your name email address and telephone number. Then there is a section asking “How Can We Help You”, obviously this is for you to explain what you own. They also show a contact number if you want to speak with them directly: 0845 504 8585

Other contact details are:

UK: +44 208 068 4208

Spain: +34 951 560 779

UK Head Office Address:

Kingston House Lydiard Fields Swindon SN5 8UB

This address is operated by Rombourne Serviced Offices which rent out office space and “virtual offices”.

Now we move on to the company Consumer Contract Resolutions (UK) Ltd, Company Number: 11591805, this company was registered at Company house on 27 September 2018 with the registered address:

62 Wilson Street London EC2A 2BU

Which is a familiar address, there are also 259 companies that have this as their registered address.

The company director is Niclas Emil Gunnar Sundqvist. Sundqvist is Swedish and also domiciled in Spain.

From other information received the controlling minds of O-YOO are Trevor McClintock and Paul McCarthy.

Another name that comes up is Suzanne Stojanovic who is “Head of Resolutions at O-YOO” also domiciled in Spain.

So what do we surmise from this, we have a UK registered company which appears to be actually operated from Spain, yet there is no mention of a registered Spanish entity. To Inside Timeshare this does seem a little odd, is it to give timeshare owners peace of mind that they are dealing with a UK registered company, when in reality they are dealing with a Spanish based operation?

As this has only just come to our attention and there is no mention of them anywhere on the internet good, bad or indifferent Inside Timeshare would urge caution if you are contacted by them or come across their facebook page or website.

As we always warn our readers

DO YOUR HOMEWORK BEFORE ENGAGING WITH ANY COMPANY