The Wednesday Report: Update on Themis, Another Fake Law Firm from Mexico and Court News from Spain

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.

There to Protect You

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).

https://insidetimeshare.com/us-timeshare-owners-targeted-by-fake-law-firm/

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

https://www.juridica-bayardos.com/

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.

The High Court of Las Palmas, GC

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.


3 Comments

  • PATRICIA A TENANTY

    March 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

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  • D Woodworth

    April 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.

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  • Joni

    April 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.

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