and so they should pay after what they and their salesmen did
EZE Group Ltd taken to court by Trading Standards. The press release is below:
Last post by TimeshareTalk - February 06, 2020, 10:58:22
Mr Paul Blanchard claims - a Spanish gang forced him to incriminate himself
The Condemned fraudster from York UK is facing extradition to Spain over claims he acted as the financial Whizz kid now claims Spanish authorities unlawfully forced him to incriminate himself.
Paul Blanchard's barrister explained to the court that police in Spain recommended he should leave the island of Tenerife for fear of attack or assassination by a businessman who allegedly laundered money through timeshare sales and fraudulent holiday packages.
Blanchard now aged 74, from Fulford, faces allegations that he assisted criminals in Tenerife and to launder and invest their ill-gotten gains between 1999 and 2001.
By way of a European Arrest Warrant issued in April 2018, he is fighting extradition at Westminster Magistrates Court UK.
In fighting the extradition, he claims statements he freely gave to Spanish police in 2001 where given, without a lawyer being present or with the assistance of an interpreter. The statement made by him was done so in an effort to help them prosecute what he believed were the ring leaders and are now being used to incriminate him (almost 20 years on).
Blanchard supplied information (which has come back to bite him) a businessman who allegedly laundered money via a collection of timeshare sales decks and fraudulent holiday packages.
Blanchard now claims the Spanish authorities are using these freely given statements in order to build a stronger case against the businessman and to prosecute him as a co-defendant.
Blanchard claims he was a corporate consultant specialising in offshore services
and admits he was jailed in the UK in 2008 for his part in a series of linked frauds.
Those linked frauds included passport fraud, laundering £375,000 and trying to pilfer about £4.30 million from a London bank with the intention of transferring it to Spain.
If convicted of these new charges, Blanchard could face 15 years porridge in a Spanish jail.
At the extradition hearing on the 5th of February 2020oday his senior barrister QC, said 'his client's status as a witness was proved by the fact Spanish agents had given him their personal phone numbers to help keep him safe'.
He added; that one police officer had recommended Blanchard leave Tenerife for fear of an attack or assassination attempts and there was "overwhelming evidence" that the Spanish police were prepared to "bend the rules" in their investigations.
"This was extradition warrant was then claimed to be an attempt to throw Blanchard under the bus to keep the case against a bigger fish alive,".
Counsel for Blanchard went on to say Spain's extradition request was "infused with bad faith" however "The Spanish insist that the statement was given voluntarily.
He said the Spanish had fundamentally and irretrievably breached Article 6 of the Human Rights Act - Blanchard's right to a fair trial.
At a previous hearing in December, Blanchard said he had handed the Spanish police physical evidence, including a 20kg package of documents sent from the UK.
He also said that on one of his trips to Tenerife, local police were so concerned about his safety so they provided him with a security detail.
Blanchard told the court he also gave information to officers in 2004 about possible terrorist activity, including the names of two people who committed the July 7 bombings in London the following year.
He claimed his relationship with the Spanish police deteriorated in 2004 after he told other officers in Malaga on the Costa Del Sol, about his role in providing intelligence.
Blanchard was arrested in York in 2018 by North Yorkshire Police for his alleged involvement in the scam and the Spanish police have not corroborated his claims about any intelligence role.
Judge Tan Ikram is due to return his ruling on the extradition request on the 4th of March this year.
Last post by John Littler - January 23, 2020, 17:41:39
This number says they are Timeshare Legals UK Ltd. it seems they hacked data somewhere in order to have all my details.
You are right to have concerns
Last post by YorkshireJ - January 23, 2020, 14:53:15
I have just had a call from someone claiming to be from "ILS" (01702662865). He advised that Silverpoint Vacations SL (aka Resort Properties) had gone into Liquidation last week (true - I checked) and that they were selling off all their apartments in order to pay their staff. This person wanted to ask me questions to determine which legal team he could recommend to represent me. I asked for their details, but he was more interested in asking me questions, so I terminated the call.
I called back to determine if the number was genuine (it was - she said that she was based in Watford). They had my name, telephone number, email address and presumably other details and said that if I had purchased the apartment in the last 6 years with any form of credit, then I was entitled to a refund.
Is this just another timeshare scam, or just a legal firm trying to grab clients and (eventually) charge fees for representing us? Resorts affected are the usual - Hollywood Mirage, Beverley Hills and Beverley Hills Heights, and Palm Beach Club.
Info from others welcome, but I will update if I hear further.
Last post by David Cox - January 23, 2020, 08:23:56
RDO is delighted to confirm that RDO11 2020 Conference will take place at the 5* Pestana Vila Sol Premium Golf & Spa Resort, Vilamoura, Portugal on the 16th and 17th of September 2020. The Pestana Vila Sol is located 5 minutes from Vilamoura, 20 minutes by car from Faro International Airport, and only 5 minutes by car from Marina de Vilamoura. "Having bi-annually hosted the RDO conferences at Pestana Chelsea Bridge, London over the last 10 years, we are thrilled that RDO has chosen to hold RDO11 at Pestana Vila Sol, Vilamoura, we are sure that it will be another successful event" Helder...
Last post by David Cox - January 23, 2020, 08:21:02
The legal status is a Private Limited Company and the current status at the registry of companies is Active. The last filed accounts are dated 31 March
2018. The company was incorporated on 2 November 2016.
The accounts next due date is, 31 December 2019. There are no mortgages.
The above was based on public record information as at 2 January 2020 and may not reflect the current status. Please access the current report to ascertain the current status and credit rating.
There are many various forms of holiday ownership products which in the mind of the public are best described as "timeshare sharing agreements". European Regulations have been created over the last 25 years in an effort to protect consumers against the potential long-term effects of these products. In order to deal with the explosion of "timeshare and long term holiday" products regulations have introduced into law and are designed to catch not only the 'traditional timeshare model but other related products such as 'floating timeshare weeks', 'holiday clubs', points membership clubs and dreaded leisure credit schemes.
Last post by David Cox - January 22, 2020, 13:03:45
Holiday Inn Club Vacations Inc have secured a Major victory in exposes the 'Timeshare Exit Team' for False, Misleading and Deceptive Practices.
This successful legal action has now removed the 'Timeshare Exit Team's' harmful tactics with some timeshare owners to continue offering no-fee timeshare legal service to consumers
Last post by David Cox - January 22, 2020, 13:01:09
It was resolved on the 12th of September 2019 that, Silverpoint Vacations SL was insolvent and unable to pay its debts 'if and when' due. This has left a considerable number of Timeshare Consumer worried and in need of real advice regarding the current situation, therefore, to that end, we can advise [as at today]
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