An alert goes out for a supposed Real Estate office in Tarragona, Spain under the name Fincas S Pedro y S Pablo.
A cold caller from Spain, with great news as always when they tell the timeshare consumer they have a buyer lined up for their timeshare.
This company with a Spanish name, pretends to be in Tarragona on the address: PlaÇa Catalunya 4, 43007, Tarragona, Spain
No website, unfortunately but they do have an email address firstname.lastname@example.org You can also call them on a Spanish mobile +34 698 734 722 or fax them on 0701 0021 727
This company is one of those who have elaborated the pitch thoroughly and after the initial call they send off the paperwork by email. Paperwork that looks very professional and official as it is even written on Government paper with stamps all over.
The person calling was Lee Warning, but his secretary Kirsten de Vries kindly sends the paperwork signed on his behalf.
A bit cheeky though that they pretend to work by the European Directive which stipulates money should be held in an escrow account. Does it?
They also add a stamped form which confirms the buyer has already deposited the money for the purchase. All the details of the buyer are on the form, shame these buyers always live in a different country where they speak a different language!
The Escrow account is not only for the money of the sale, they also request a 9% of the sales price to be paid by the seller into this account (!!) prior to the sale..
Hold on, that’s an upfront fee!
Even more surprising is the fact that this “Escrow” account seems to be in a bank branch situated in Malaga on the Costa del Sol. Wow, that’s a long way from Tarragona!
Research has shown that there is no such real estate as Fincas S Pedro y S Pablo in Tarragona handling timeshare sales. Add this up to a cold call, guaranteed sale, upfront fees and a bank transfer to an individual in a faraway place….let just say we don’t recommend dealing with this company!
Have you been called by Fincas S Pedro y S Pablo from 0034 698734722 ?
Do let us know!