Costa del Sol police have arrested 56 people implicated in a timeshare re-sale scam that involved calls from fake lawyers convincing owners to sell their timeshare weeks.
The three tier scam involved calls from fake lawyers and court officials persuading owners to hand up to £35,000 after being conned into selling their timeshares. Police have uncovered over 500 victims but expect more to come forward.
Lead investigator, Inspector Mercedes Perez Quesada, explained the fraud:
“Telesales operators contacted potential victims and offered them attractive prices to sell their timeshare properties and took advantage of their ignorance of Spanish law once they'd been tempted to instruct them to pay things like administrative or public notary fees.