It has come to our attention that there are emails being sent to the former owners of  MONSTER TRAVEL S.L, MONSTER REWARDS S.L, MONSTER CREDITS S.L, MONSTER GROUP LIMITED, SELLMYTIMESHARE.TV, HOLLYWOOD MARKETING. This clever scam includes what appear to be authentic documents from a Greek government body, unfortunately, despite the authentic appearance of the paperwork it is all a scam. The supposed court documents are an exact copy of the same scam from a number of months ago which then was quoting EZE group. As we have reported on a number of occasions there was, and still is, no fund of money to be awarded to former EZE members. Exactly the same applies to the companies named above. So let’s look a bit closer of how the scam pans out.

Hellenic Republic Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Apparently ex owners of products retailed from the Mark Rowe Empire such as Monster Travel, Hollywood Marketing, sellmytimesharetv.com etc. are being targeted by the so called Hellenic Republic Ministry of Foreign Affairs because, apparently before the collapse of these companies monies were sequested and placed into accounts in Greece so ex-owners now have a claim. Please click below to download the original Greek “official” letter and its English translation:

Straightaway we can start to see through this scam. Below is a section from the English translation:

“The Honourable High Judge Dr. Nikos Paraskevopoulos through the process of the penal hearings of court room 1a, hearing 1264/03.1, appearing in this court, the accused MONSTER TRAVEL S.L, MONSTER REWARDS S.L, MONSTER CREDITS S.L, MONSTER GROUP LIMITED, SELLMYTIMESHARE.TV, HOLLYWOOD MARKETING S.LAnd the prosecution lawyer JOSE LARA CABELLO representing the accuser.”

Regards the honourable Judge, we will come back to him later but firstly a question we would ask is why is a Greek court prosecution using the services of one Jose Lara Cabello? Why not you may ask, well the said Jose Lara Cabello is in fact a real Spanish lawyer who specialises in property transactions in fact he is described as “Administrador de Fincas which translates to Property Administrator. A Google search shows his company is called Lara Abogados although there is no company website, here is his office address:

Avenida Estación, 5 LOCAL 10, 29631, Arroyo de la Miel, Benalmádena (MÁLAGA)

So some further questions might be:

  1. What is a Spanish Solicitor doing in a Greek court?
  2. How is a property lawyer now a criminal lawyer?
  3. Don’t Greek courts normally employ Greek lawyers?

We are sure there are a myriad of other questions that could be asked but we will leave it at that for the time being.

The Honourable High Judge Dr. Nikos ParaskevopoulosTurning our attention to the Honourable Judge, There is a Dr Nikos Paraskevopoulos, he is actually a very eminent criminologist who was also at one time the Minister of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights, being appointed after being elected an MP in 2015 Professor of criminal law at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki’s Law School and is also Vice President of one of Greece’s largest drug rehabilitation and social integration clinics. We wonder if he knows his name is being used? Incidentally, the signature of the real Judge bears no resemblance to the letter from the court.

For further information on Judge Nikos see: 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikos_Paraskevopoulos

The Scam

After former owners receive this very official letter telling them they have been awarded some significant sum of money, all they will need to do is deposit a sum of money to be paid for some spurious reason and the award will be released…..but it won’t because there is no award!

Also we have no doubt that the payment will be requested to be made by bank transfer and we are pretty certain that the account will be in Spain, although we have no proof of the latter. What we do know is that there is no court case anywhere in the world for the payment of compensation for any of the companies mentioned above and even if there were the cases would be in either Spanish Courts or UK Courts because all companies in the empire were based in one or other of these jurisdictions.

Finally

We will once again repeat our mantra, do your own checks thoroughly. Never use bank transfers as you have no protection. If the communication was unsolicited beware. Carry out your own due diligence. 


Posted on: June 10, 2020

For more information regarding this article or assistance in any other timeshare related issues please contact the TCA on 0203 519 3808 or email: info@TimeshareConsumerAssociation.org.uk

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