Today we bring you some news from the courts, also the latest information on a company that we highlighted back in October 2020, this latest information is rather disturbing considering the information they had on our reader. They have also been quite cheeky in attempting to give themselves some credibility, but more on that below. We also publish a warning to our friends across the pond about another “fake” law firm contacting US timeshare owners. Yesterday we published the article in our Tuesday Slot, European Resort Owners Coalition & Misinformation.This has certainly caused some response already from our readers. Many are echoing what was published and asking the question “who can we trust” if even the “trade body”, the RDO, the so-called “owners” representatives, EUROC and the timeshare companies themselves cannot tell the truth?
First, we begin with Themis Resolution, which came to our attention back in October, at the time we found no company registration either in the UK or Spain, that is still the case.
Their website https://themisresolution.com/ shows no company details or any postal address, just the email address [email protected] and the telephone number 01935 548 026, the STD code is for Yeovil in Somerset.
The website was registered on 16 September 2020 and is due to expire on 16 September 2021, with the registrant, as usual, being hidden.
In our first article, our reader after the cold call was sent an email by Dawn Knott of Customer Care, which was full of details on EU Directives and Spanish Timeshare Law, including a link to one of our articles on Silverpoint.
We also pointed out that much of the email also contained information from our articles on Silverpoint and the liquidations taking place. Our latest reader has also received an email with the same information and links, this time it is signed by Polly Ottis of Customer Care.
Now, Inside Timeshare loves the idea that our articles are being used to inform consumers about what is going on, but to use them to give a “company” which has no registration details, address or other information any credibility does not help consumers to determine the genuine companies from the scammers!
The main concern though is the information they had on our reader, now considering he was cold-called, the caller knew an awful lot about his purchase and what he was seeking to do. They knew he was wanting to get out of his contract and hopefully get his money back, they also knew that he had not been paid his “Dividends” which were part of the “deal” with the “Company Participations”.
When questioned where they got the readers information from, they claim it was passed to them by the “Ombudsman” to act for “British people in the UK Courts”. Well, we know that the Ombudsman would not be passing any of this information to any company even if they had that information.
So what does that lead us to assume?
The answer is very simple, they have had access to clients data held by Silverpoint on the purchase and terms of the contract, so it has either been stolen by ex-employees or sold by Silverpoint themselves.
This does look as though there has been a serious breach of the General Data Protection Regulations. The unfortunate thing is because there are no company registrations, no address or where they are actually based, it would be difficult to file a complaint with the relevant authorities.
We have also not been able to determine if they are going to deal with the “claims” themselves or are they just a “lead generator” which then passes “prospective clients” to another company?
As and when we receive further information we will publish on our pages, but in the meantime, be aware of Themis Resolution and any other company that contacts you, especially if they already have a lot of information on you and your purchase.
We now issue a warning to our US friends on another “fake” law firm operating out of Mexico, similar to Ferrer Abogados y Asociados, published on 6 August 2020, (see link below).
Their Modus Operandi is very similar to the one being employed by several “fake” Spanish law firms, most notably the “Litigious Abogados Family”. It appears that this one is using the same techniques.
The law firm is called Asesoria Juridica Bayardos, with the website
This website was registered on 3 February 2020 and is due to expire in one weeks time on 3 February 2021. The registrant is hidden by privacy protection.
Their email address: [email protected]
Telephone number: +52 332-736-4845
Address: Av. Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla 1443, Ladrón de Guevara, Americana, 44160 Guadalajara, Jal.
We have not found any company registration details on their website and have found no law firm with this name or address, there are however one or two genuine law firms with similar names but their addresses and contact details are very different and in other parts of Mexico.
Although the website is due to expire, it can be easily extended so we may just see more calls to US timeshare owners in the future, they may even change their name as with our Spanish friends.
So far this week there have been three cases against Anfi published by Canarian Legal Alliance, two in the Court of First Instance and one High Court judgement following an appeal by Anfi.
On Monday, The Court of First Instance of San Bartelomé de Tirajana, declared a Norwegian client’s contract null and void, ordering Anfi to repay 31,313€ plus legal interest and legal costs.
As usual, CLA is anticipating that Anfi will lodge another appeal to delay and attempt to avoid payment, therefore they are already in the process of ensuring their client’s funds are secured by preparing a “provisional execution” order. Watch this space for another rejection of an Anfi appeal by the High Court!
On Tuesday it was a German client whose case was found against Anfi at the Court of First Instance of SBT. Their contract was again declared null and void with the court ordering 35,392€ plus legal interest to be paid back to the client. Once again the court sanctioned Anfi for the illegal taking of deposits by awarding an additional 12,255€ which is double the amount taken illegally.
No doubt the lawyers are again preparing the “provisional execution” order in anticipation of another frivolous Anfi appeal.
On the subject of appeals, news came in this morning of another appeal being dismissed and rejected by the High Court.
In this case, the Norwegian client won his legal battle at the Court of First Instance of SBT, with his contract being declared null and void and the return of 26,382€ plus legal interest and legal costs.
In another frivolous attempt to delay proceedings and possibly avoid payment, Anfi launched another appeal, as we have seen with all these appeals it was dismissed and rejected by the High Court. They confirmed the original sentence and returned the case for execution of sentence. So we can expect the announcement that the client has received their payment in due course.
It does seem strange that Anfi claims to have no money to pay out what the courts have ordered, yet they seem to have enough money to pay their lawyers to make these appeals. Is it at the insistence of the directors or are their lawyers advising them to lodge these appeals?
We leave you the readers to decide what you think on this one.
That is all for today, if you have any comments or would like further information on any article published including what your legal rights are, please use our contact page and Inside Timeshare will get back to you.
PATRICIA A TENANTYMarch 29, 2021
i have been contacted by aseosoria juridica bayardos in guadalajara mexico
they claim the have obtained thousands of dollars for me for bogas companies that took my money in years past for fake time shares. they want me to send papers and give them my bank account number so they can transfer the funds. is this a fake law firm and how do you know
D WoodworthApril 13, 2021
I have just been contacted by the same firm. Although they seemed to have some legitimate information, I would be very wary of any firm that wants to send you money via transfers. They can send you a cheque and then you have some recourse. Giving banking information to strangers is not prudent.
JoniApril 16, 2021
I have also been contacted by aseosoria juridica bayardos and they did the same to me. They said they are conducting an International Fraud Investigation, there was a class action law suit, and I am entitled to funds because my personal information was comprised.
DorothyAugust 7, 2021
Dorothy: i first received a phone call from Mr Herrera, yesterday, saying he’d send a questionnaire from. a law firm investigating fraud on a timeshare I had purchased. Ive been through over a year sending thousands of dollars to multiple departments an firm’s, including Ferrier, claiming the return of my original purchase funds as well of all money Ive already sent them for this case.
Finally, bankrupt, I read your website an thank you sincerely, for finally putting my mind at rest by finally realizing I’ve been totally scammed.
Please, anyone out there, don’t believe anyone saying you are entitled to money, not true!!
JosephAugust 26, 2021
I too was contacted by Francisco (Poco) at Asesoria Juridica Bayardos yesterday. I sent them a permission document to pursue my lost funds. However, after further research and reading these stories, I have no interest in sending any documents about my loses. Thank you all for the sharing of these experiences. This is the only way to be aware of these scams.
TerryAugust 27, 2021
I was just contact by Asesoria Jurdica Bayardos today 8/27/21. These guys just don’t give up do they!
RexeneSeptember 17, 2021
We were also contacted by Martha Torres of Asesoria Juridical Bayardos. Ms Torres indicated the law firm she works for is working on a class action suit regarding LHI/Punta Resorts. She emailed me the documents we signed when we thought we were purchasing a timeshare in Mazatlan. She also sent copies of our driver’s license. She asked that I write out as much detail as possible regarding the transaction and any names of people we dealt with. We filled out all the paperwork and emailed it back. I can’t believe we fell fir another scam. We did not provide any banking information. What should we do at this point?
Timeshare InsiderSeptember 17, 2021
You need to make a report to your own authorities, in the UK they have a central point for fraud called Action Fraud. You must have something similar, maybe the FBI?
DianeNovember 13, 2021
Unfortunately I gave them my banking info but stopped when they asked for $3000 to obtain my “settlement.” Now what?
S MartinSeptember 18, 2021
It is pretty scary if this is a scam that they have all of my private info….
Nancy S HoldenerOctober 13, 2021
If you call the FBI phone number they give you a web site to report this type of scam. It is http://www.ic3.gov. You have to use the www or it won’t work.
DianeNovember 13, 2021
They have all of mine, too. Very scary. So glad I found this article, though, so I didn’t send in more money. I am SO mad
BrianSeptember 28, 2021
I received a call from Víctor who said his law firm has information and a time share we lurched from Lajolla , not sure how it’s spelt since I trashed our documents last year after 10 years of getting scammed out of our money.
The firm is Asedoria juridical bayardos from Guadalajara , Jalisco Mexico.
They said they got an out of court settlement for 3.5 times the amount we paid. We have also been called by Martha of same firm prescription us to sign. After reading this I know now it’s another scam.
Does anyone have the same scam happening or can give me some info on it?
DianeNovember 13, 2021
They have all of ours, too😩. Scam
DianeNovember 13, 2021
Same scam. So glad I didn’t send in another $3000. But so upset that they scammed us several years ago. Now they have all my info😩
Bill MSeptember 30, 2021
I am in the same situation right now too. They sent me a questionaire, and wanted all the details about what happened, and even requested a copy of my driver’s License, I sent back the questionaire said that they would be able to get me approx $23,000 USD as thet have a whole document that says that they found the defendent and he agreed to pay out of court. They sent me the Case #, that spells out the settlement amount, and shows that the lead plaintiff attorney ” Julio Cesar Garcia Vazquez” signed (they also sent me a copy of his ID badge), and Hector H Laura Hernandez ( lead Defense Attorney ) also signed it. and they want my signature on it as agreement of the terms. They also sent a document called ” Instituto nacional de Migracion” that they want me to sign that grants me 30 day immigration into Mexico, as they say that is the only way to guarantee that I get the full amount of the check, ( because he told me that the Mexican government is corrupt). They also wanted me to open up a “Foreigners Account Application” in Mexico, and last they wanted me to fill out a document if I wanted the funds “International Transfer” to my bank or “Certified Check” and provide my address to send it too. I will be looking further into this, and will probably contact the fraud dept of the US FBI. I would love to hear any other comments about this company. They knew a lot of information about me already, and I am glad I visited this site
Timeshare InsiderSeptember 30, 2021
They certainly are getting into a lot of detail, the whole thing really does point to a massive fraud. As for their information about you, much of it probably came from the timeshare purchase and membership in the first place, the sale of members details is a very lucrative business. It costs nothing for employees to download, but can bring them in thousands. Please keep us informed of your progress.
MarleneOctober 3, 2021
Hi Bill M
My husband and I purchased a membership with The Grand Residance Club in Playa del Carmen in 2015. We were scammed big time.
About 6 weeks ago we got a call fromMiguel Angel Hinojos Madrigal from Mexico. He claims to be a lawyer fighting to get back money that we lost. He works for the exact company that you just mentioned.
Reading what you have experienced was kind of creepy because that’s exactly what happened to us. Right down to needing the temporary residency. We are in Canada it is kind of scary the amount of info they have about us.
Honestly I’m not sure what to do. They are relentless they just keep calling. I don’t know if this is a legitimate law firm or if it’s another elaborate scam.
If you find out anything can you please let me know.
Timeshare InsiderOctober 4, 2021
Hi Marlene, this is a very elaborate fraud, it is very similar in some instances identical to the ones highlighted by Inside Timeshare around 4 years ago operating out of Europe.
As for the amount of information they have on you and your timeshare, that can only lead to someone at your own timeshare stealing and selling the data, probably years ago. Some maybe if you have had dealings with other companies, such as resale or exit. Whatever you have told them is valuable information and increases the value of your information as a lead.
Don’t fall for their very good pitch, they are only after your money.
DianeNovember 13, 2021
Exact same thing happened to us. So glad we didn’t send $3000 payment to get our “settlement.” Is there nothing we can do about this?
Bill MartinOctober 5, 2021
I am just happy that I went to this website first, before signing the paperwork and giving it back to them. The temporary residency was the part that really got me. They kept saying that without me signing that form, that they wouldn’t be able to get the money that was already deposited in the bank, since I wasn’t a Mexican Citizen, and this was the only way to do it (Because they said that the Mexican Government is corrupt ). I am going to Cancun the end of this month, and the last thing I needed was that paper to screw my entry into Mexico, or worse yet, my entry back into the United States. I still haven’t received a definitive answer as to if they are legit or not, and if it wasn’t for the Temporary Residency in Mexico, I probably would have sent them the other paperwork, since I didn’t plan to give them ANY BANKING info, and they were going to send a Certified Check in the amount of $23,000. Before I would have deposited the money, I would have definetly checked to make sure those funds were in the bank that it was being drawn from, before actually depositing it in my Bank Account.
Marlene DyckOctober 6, 2021
It was also the temporary residency that got me. After I went to this website and saw all the comments especially yours being almost word for word what we were experiencing that was enough for me.
I emailed him and declined their offer. Told him that we had been advised by our lawyer that this was likely a scam. Haven’t heard from them since.
Don’t know what we would have to do to stop this from happening.
Thank you so much for sharing. Otherwise we may have been scammed again.
Bill MOctober 7, 2021
I am glad that the information that I shared was helpful to you. I have been scammed a few times in my life, and almost got scammed again. The old saying that says ” If it SOUNDS too good to be true, then it ISN’T True” !! I had almost talked myself into thinking that it was true, and that $23,000 dollars could help out in a lot of ways !!
Mark H.October 12, 2021
So these people, Miguel and Martha Torres of Asesoria Juridical Bayardos have been endlessly contacting me regarding getting our money back of a fraudulent timeshare purchase from years ago. Unfortunately I did not find this web site until after signing a temporary residency for Mexico.
This all unraveled when they wanted me to send them $3,000. us to open my account at BBVA Bancomer in Mexico. Now I am left wondering what will become of the temporary Residence I applied for. We have a trip planned to Cabo for mid November this year, Does anyone have any advise or experience with this for me?
Bill MOctober 14, 2021
Hello Mark H.
I hadn’t even got to the part where they asked me to send them $3,000 USD to open up an account at BBVA Bancomer in Mexico. I hope that you didn’t send them the $3,000 USD to open up the account. Please let us know if the paperwork for the Temporary Residence affected your trip planned to Cabo in November. Like I had said earlier, I am leaving for Cancun on Oct. 18th, and that is was actually stopped me from signing that paperwork, because I didn’t want to take a chance of it messing up my trip. I have many people going with me, and if I can’t get into the country, then they wouldn’t be able to check into the resort.
DianeNovember 13, 2021
I am glad I visited this site too. It is scary as they have all of our information. We were to the point where they wanted a deposit to get our money.
DianeNovember 13, 2021
We are going to Mexico on vacation soon also. I wonder if they really filed temporary citizen papers or if any of this is going to affect our vacation.😩
Timeshare InsiderNovember 15, 2021
While you are there you may wish to do some personal checks on these people. Enjoy your vacation.
Mark H.October 14, 2021
Thanks for the reply, no I didn’t send these scammers any money, Lucky for me I found this website while trying to research them a little further. I really don’t see why we would have an issue with the Temporary Residence as I know several people that own a house in Cabo and actually have this status. I don’t think they even submitted the form as there are fees involved and I really don’t see them paying anything out of pocket. Sounds like your trip is prior to mine, please let me know what you find out there when entering Mexico. Good Luck and have a great vacation, Mark
BILL R MARTINOctober 26, 2021
Well, I made it INTO/OUT of Mexico just fine, and had no problems. There are a lot of extra forms that it seems that you have to fill out to go there, and also they have a “Departure Tax” that was $11.00 a person that you have to pay. With all these new forms, they seems very disorganized this time around.
As far as the Scammers, I actually had mentioned that I went to the FBI about this issue, and I haven’t heard anything from them in about a week now. Thanks for all your information, and I hoped that mine helped you out as well. Have a great Vacation in November.