Spanish based consumer association MindTimeshare is pleased to report that three people who were behind nine companies that had allegedly defrauded hundreds of European timeshare owners were arrested last year. This followed a report lodged with the police in Fuengirola by Mindtimeshare.
The companies’ alleged modus operandi involved cold calling timeshare owners purporting to be calling from a Spanish law office and informing them that a case had been ruled in the Spanish courts against their resort and that a pot of money had been set aside for ‘victims’. On submission of fake documents to the timeshare owner, a payment of between €1,500 and €4,000 was taken to cover supposed services such as notary fees and court administration fees.
The names of these companies are:
– Leon Cardenal
– Galans Sanz
– Notaria Silva Freitas De La Fuente
– Notaria J Felix Uehlinger
– Alondra Y Calinda
– Bufete Alvarez Y Velazquez
– Asociacion Hernandez Y Suarez
– Ubeda Felix Y Asociados
– Callejo Garcia Sl
The case is now under the jurisdiction of the Court of Fuengirola and more information will be available in due course.
Consumers who believe they may have been defrauded should contact Mindtimeshare on firstname.lastname@example.org