ITRA, ECC and M1 Legal

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Timeshare Task Force
28 Jun 2019

ITRA, ECC and M1 Legal

A number of consumers are advising that following the winding up of ITRA, they are being approached by European Consumer Claims (ECC) and are corresponding with M1 Legal.  These communications concern offers of continuing work said to have been started by ITRA.

As consumers paid ITRA and entered into contracts with that business and it is now the subject of liquidation and insolvency investigations, the Timeshare Task Force, which is managed by KwikChex on behalf of RDO, advises that such approaches should be reported to the ITRA liquidator, Richard Long & Co., as they are likely to be unlawful – a breach of the Insolvency Act.

The Timeshare Task Force is also being informed that there are denials by these businesses of the circumstances surrounding ITRA and the relationships between ITRA, ECC and M1 Legal. For the sake of clarification:

  • ITRA was wound up after failing to provide promised timeshare relinquishment and claims services to consumers and subsequently for failing to refund consumers as ordered by the courts. ITRA had previously been named as a part of a major scam which resulted in the UK authorities shutting down seven connected businesses. The person identified as controlling ITRA was Andrew Cooper.
  • ECC was set up by Andrew Cooper, who is a director of the ‘UK ECC’ business. He was previously a director of two of the companies shut down by the UK authorities. Current contracts issued by ECC list a USA registered company as the provider of the services, which it has been confirmed has no employees and dose not disclose ownership details. In addition, the US registration has a false Gibraltar address and the proxy director is a company previously registered in the Bahamas, which has since been struck off.
  • Whilst it has been pursuing some claims, Spanish registered M1 Legal was also set up by Andrew Cooper. One of the directors is also a director of the ‘Spanish arms’ of ITRA and the businesses shut down by the UK authorities.

The attempts at denials prompted the Timeshare Task Force to provide information clarifying the facts, with links to some of the media coverage and documents that provide clear substantiation – that information is available on the following link

The contact details for ITRA liquidators Richard Long & Co are

Richard Long & Co
Castlegate House
36 Castle Street
SG14 1HH

Tel: – 01992 503372


  • John Allan
    November 9, 2020 at 2:21 pm

    Did Andrew Cooper set up RA Marbella?

    March 17, 2021 at 6:19 pm

    Good Evening

    We have instructed ECC to work on our behalf regarding our Anfi apartment. We paid them about £3,500.00. Please can you tell us where we stand with this

    Kind Regards Fiona & Mick Clint

    • Nikkie
      March 18, 2021 at 12:08 pm

      Dear Mr & Mrs Clint thank you for reaching out to us, could you please contact us via so we can deal with your enquiry further.

  • Diana Denise
    July 5, 2021 at 10:31 am

    Please print my story so others will know they are still actively cold calling and charging money upfront. I was contacted by this company 2 weeks ago in regard to my 2 timeshares in Tenerife. I stupidly paid almost 10k to the Monster GROUP in Spain a few years ago who said they will take the timeshares off me and dispose of them, so I don’t have to pay the yearly maintenance fees. Robert Salmon at ECC contacted me and told me that I still owned them and would be chased for thousands in outstanding fees. He applied a lot of pressure, he just kept talking saying they add extortionate interest and court charges and feeling scared that I would be taken to court, I stupidly paid more money and they are coming back for more at the end of July. I have since found out I do not own the timeshares any more and I haven’t received any bills for years as I stopped paying the fees 7 years ago. I realise now, once again, I have paid for a service that does not exist and that ECC have connections with the crooks of Monster Group. I have also discovered with the help of my financial advisor the back ground of ECC who have set themselves up with some websites that they manage, but it is to make themselves look good. Luckily I paid by credit card though he was really pushing it for me to pay by bank transfer or debit, so with the help of my son I will be claiming it back and reported it to Action fraud. So it seems this company is still calling and duping timeshare owners and scaring them into paying money when they should not be charging up front. Bunch of crooks the lot of them. I am elderly and this really upsets me and my health and they didn’t put anything in writing.

    • Nikkie
      July 30, 2021 at 2:09 pm

      Thank you for your comment, and we are sorry to read of your problems. We would advise you to contact the Timeshare Helpline. This free service is funded by EUROC and is operated by Kwikchex, who are approved by the UK Trading Standards: Telephoning from the UK: 01823 510625, Telephoning from outside the UK: 00 44 1823 510625, Email:

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