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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.

Viking Real Estate and Nordic Consulting

Over the past few months Inside Timeshare has been highlighting Viking Real Estate and Nordic Consulting, with many readers informing us of their contact with these two companies. As we already know Viking Real Estate is run by Mike Farhoud and Nordic Consulting by his brother Ali Farhoud. Both companies claim to be able to get owners out of their Silverpoint contracts and claim back the purchase price.

The latest information to be supplied by one of our Scandinavian readers who has been contacted by Viking Real Estate to make a claim against Silverpoint. As part of the contract there is an indemnity to cover the legal fees of 5,000€ should the client not receive the payment at the end of the claim.

The strange fact is the amount being charged for legal fees, 5,000€ upfront with a further 5,000€ payable at the end of the case. Mr Farhoud has also issued the following “indemnity” or promise that if the client does not receive their payment at the end of the case, (Translating done with Google see the PDF for the original Swedish).

I, Mike Farhoud (Nie: X5130722C) personally guarantee that Viking Real Estates & Consultant does everything in its power to claim back € 5,000 of the invested money for XXXX

XXXX (Passport number: ____________) bill. Viking Real Estate & Consultant takes full responsibility for the whole process.

In case Viking Real Estates & Consultant does not receive a single penny from the amount we

If, in other words, you want to get 0kr back from the process, then I, Mike Farhoud, personally responsible to repay the fee in the corresponding proportion.

This guarantee is testified by both parties

This is signed by Mike Farhoud.

Not bad, you don’t get a single penny he will personally repay the fee, there is a slight catch here, what if you receive 1€? That gets him out of repaying the full amount of legal fees and there is nothing you can do about it, as the indemnity states if you get ZERO back!

It must also be pointed out that the entry for Viking Real Estate shows the object of the company is registered in the field of Restaurants and Food Stalls.

We will let you the readers decide on that one.

It has also been noticed that Viking has spent a rather large amount of money on advertising, all the trolleys at the airport in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria carry large boards advertising his company. Now we know that sort of advertising doesn’t come cheap, again we leave it to you the reader to decide whose money is being used.

Nordic Consulting, run and owned by Ali Farhoud, is no stranger to these pages, we have already highlighted their use of court sentences and especially Supreme Court ones claiming them as their own. We know for a fact the Supreme Court ones do not belong to them but another law firm. This has been verified through the case numbers and also from the names of the lawyers on the document.

They have also gone a little further, when looking at their Privacy Policy and viewing the page source it is clear that they have been “cutting & pasting” from other peoples websites. If you look at the images below you will see that it has been taken from the Canarian Legal Alliance website. Further down the contact section has also been taken from the Canarian Legal Alliance website.

Surely if this company was above board as they claim they are, why are they using another firm’s documents and also links to their website?

At the end of the day, these companies are run by the very same people who for years worked for Silverpoint and sold you the very products you purchased from them. They claim they didn’t know that what they were selling was illegal and now want more of your money with a promise of getting out of the contract and being reimbursed your purchase price.

Again we leave you the reader to decide if either of these “Companies” are to be trusted with what they say and promise?