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President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of Mexico.  NOT "Alberto Canbamo Farola"
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of Mexico. NOT "Alberto Canbamo Farola"

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Busted. Fake timeshare law firm claims President of Mexico is staff member.

President Obrador of Mexico has had a stellar, 40 year career in politics and has had many prestigious appointments in the last 3 decades as a national level politician.

At no point however did he do illegal work stealing money for bogus timeshare "law firm" Abogados Las Alas.   

Even the name under the president´s picture is not real.  Alberto Canbamo Farola yields no Google results other than the Abogados Las Alas website itself and several timeshare consumer websites exposing him as a fake.

The stolen picture is cropped from a larger photo (below).  The 2019 image is of President Obrador meeting with important bankers in Mexico City, including BBVA world president Carlos Torres Vila.  The photo is reproduced (albeit with the Mexican flag on the left side cropped out) at the bottom of the Las Alas homepage.  The implication being that these are all team members of the criminal site.

Stolen image.  Leading politicians and bankers.

There are other notable giveaways that website is not trustworthy, including a picture of a cheque with a non existent IBAN number, other invented staff members and a fake CIF (Spanish company number).

Daniel Keating of the Timeshare Consumer Association commented that: "While this degree of audacity might be amusing on some levels it serves as a warning that the timeshare reclaim and relinquishment marketplace is sadly still a major target for fraudsters 

"The tell-tale details in this case are obvious when pointed out but there are other, more sophisticated thieves out there, waiting to take money from vulnerable timeshare victims.

"Prospective timeshare claims clients should not be put off from seeking compensation or relinquishment from illegal contracts, but we do urge them to seek trustworthy, impartial advice before handing over any money.

"You can contact us here at the TCA on the details below, and we will give you our current recommendations for the best firms operating at the moment.  We we will also give you feedback on any organisation you are dealing with already, or that you are thinking about retaining to pursue timeshare compensation claims or relinquishments."


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An important part of our mission is to lobby UK and European Governments and regulatory bodies for improved consumer protection in the timeshare environment and collect information on frauds and mis-selling, for action by enforcement authorities.

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Timeshare Consumer Association. Contact us on: T: +44 2036704588 or +44 2035193808 (ask for Daniel), E: enquiries@timeshareadvice.org (Address to Daniel).
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The Timeshare Consumer Association (TCA) was started in 1997 by Sandy Grey, a timeshare owner himself, who became sick of what he saw as repugnant sales practises in the timeshare industry.
Sandy ran the website diligently from his home in Blythe, gaining a reputation for integrity and fearlessness at a time when some timeshare companies skirted with criminal behaviour and employed unsavoury characters.
Sandy was gradually joined by other volunteers, disaffected owners and even former timeshare sales staff, sick of the “dishonesty” in the industry as a whole.
Over the years, Sandy and his band of volunteers built up a huge volume of consumer testimony and knowledge. TCA became the number one source of impartial, expert advice regarding the latest scams as well as organisations that actually can be trusted.
Sandy sadly passed away in 2013, but he had started a movement that could not be stopped. Consumers continuously contact us to both ask for and give advice, sharing their experiences to help others stay ahead of the industry scams and pitfalls.
The information is moderated, assessed and categorised under the watchful eye of director Keith Dewhurst. With Keith at the helm, TCA has become the number one timeshare consumer organisation in the world.
Whilst there are paid employees, the TCA operates on a shoestring budget, relying on volunteers and donations, though these are never accepted from sources that could compromise the organisation´s integrity.
With your help, we will continue to hold the timeshare industry to account.
While there is timeshare we need the Timeshare Consumer Association watching.

Timeshare Consumer Association provides a central resource of consumer information on timeshare matters for both the media and the public. – We work towards encouraging responsible, honest, timeshare operators. We also publicly expose negative consumer practices and organisations which operate in a manner detrimental to timeshare buyers and owners.

An important part of our mission is to lobby UK and European Governments and regulatory bodies for improved consumer protection in the timeshare environment and collect information on frauds and mis-selling, for action by enforcement authorities.

We are staffed by former and current timeshare owners, as well as former timeshare industry staff. We know our way around the timeshare business.

A proud member of the UK Small Charities Coalition

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