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By Newmaney
#1111000
peteram wrote:Nope, still there.

The MD is a guy called Kurt Nock, not a common name for a scammer methinks.

Anyways, here is his bio on linkedin:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kurt-nock-02925368
The little hashtags on the links are what causes the page reload, I use them when setting up intended links, means the pages render correctly later when the links are activated.
Kurt Nock has been around for while - a scammer and teflon ! Not surprised he would enjoy this one. He has made bucket loads over the years and I think he lives in Majorca.
By Info
#1111002
Newmaney wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:14 pm
Is anyone concerned about personal data security ? I mean would you provide an individual (not somewhere like a bank) with a copy of your passport (hard copy required to be held on file for 3 years) ? They have all your personal details including picture, signature, date of birth , place of birth etc. and would have your home address from the booking - they have everything about you.

I may be a cynic but this is really open to abuse by people and other making money out of cloning individuals.
It is not a copy of your passport. You have to fill in a form with the passport details and have the client sign it. Nowhere is your picture transmitted. These apps are the same apps the hotels are using.

Bee
By freddo
#1111007
Newmaney wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:34 pm
freddo wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:05 pm
Get your facts right
Registry Expiry Date: 2019-08-24T07:08:52Z
Wow. freddo I am disappointed in your response and I don't know what your problem is a I was stating factual evidence ! Go to WHOIS.COM and see for yourself. All domainers use whois.com to research who owns domain names, how long etc. this is how I made my money.

https://www.whois.com/whois/checkinscan.com

Being brutally honest this looks like a scam website. The pictures of the staff are to brilliant in photo for amateur people working for a company and the fact when you click on them they return you to sign up and not to their bio sends out a worrying message. Do these people have any experience or are just a face put on a website.

I hope I am wrong.
Newmaney The info I supplied came from Whois I have a lot of domain names so am on there quite a lot, I have just this moment checked Whois and the information is as you say but I assure you the details I gave were correct yesterday when I checked the domain name
Your link sends me to a page that was last updated 20 days ago this is the updated page and the info is as I stated
https://www.whois.com/whois/checkinscan.com
By Newmaney
#1111008
freddo wrote:
Newmaney wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:34 pm
freddo wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:05 pm
Get your facts right
Registry Expiry Date: 2019-08-24T07:08:52Z
Wow. freddo I am disappointed in your response and I don't know what your problem is a I was stating factual evidence ! Go to WHOIS.COM and see for yourself. All domainers use whois.com to research who owns domain names, how long etc. this is how I made my money.

https://www.whois.com/whois/checkinscan.com

Being brutally honest this looks like a scam website. The pictures of the staff are to brilliant in photo for amateur people working for a company and the fact when you click on them they return you to sign up and not to their bio sends out a worrying message. Do these people have any experience or are just a face put on a website.

I hope I am wrong.
Newmaney The info I supplied came from Whois I have a lot of domain names so am on there quite a lot, I have just this moment checked Whois and the information is as you say but I assure you the details I gave were correct yesterday when I checked the domain name
Your link sends me to a page that was last updated 20 days ago this is the updated page and the info is as I stated
https://www.whois.com/whois/checkinscan.com
That has changed from my last post detailing the WHOIS info. Says it was updated 18 mins ago. Ok. Still think this is a scam site unless someone can prove otherwise and I will be happy to apologise. Can't see anything to say that the site is approved by GC etc.

I am just very concerned that this is a scam website and so far no one has been able to prove otherwise.
By old boy
#1111011
This might be a timely prompt for those resident in the UK but with assets in Spain earning income, such as rental properties. The law has changed in the UK, and these assets and income have to be reported to HMRC by the end of this month (September 2018) and any tax due paid within a further 90 days.

Failure to do so will, or can, incur fines and penalties. Oh, this law is incorporated into legislation covering over 100 countries which permits the sharing of investment/property data, and Spain is one of the signatories.

Further details on page 30 of this week's Euro Weekly newspaper: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2018/08/ ... ssue-1730/
By ic
#1111014
old boy wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:40 pm
This might be a timely prompt for those resident in the UK but with assets in Spain earning income, such as rental properties. The law has changed in the UK, and these assets and income have to be reported to HMRC by the end of this month (September 2018) and any tax due paid within a further 90 days.

Failure to do so will, or can, incur fines and penalties. Oh, this law is incorporated into legislation covering over 100 countries which permits the sharing of investment/property data, and Spain is one of the signatories.

Further details on page 30 of this week's Euro Weekly newspaper: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2018/08/ ... ssue-1730/
Just to clarify, if you are full time resident in the UK and you earn money from a rental property in Spain, you pay the tax for that to the tax authorities in Spain.
By old boy
#1111015
ic wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:20 pm
old boy wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:40 pm
This might be a timely prompt for those resident in the UK but with assets in Spain earning income, such as rental properties. The law has changed in the UK, and these assets and income have to be reported to HMRC by the end of this month (September 2018) and any tax due paid within a further 90 days.

Failure to do so will, or can, incur fines and penalties. Oh, this law is incorporated into legislation covering over 100 countries which permits the sharing of investment/property data, and Spain is one of the signatories.

Further details on page 30 of this week's Euro Weekly newspaper: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2018/08/ ... ssue-1730/
Just to clarify, if you are full time resident in the UK and you earn money from a rental property in Spain, you pay the tax for that to the tax authorities in Spain.


That is correct, however you still have to declare it to HMRC in the UK including the tax paid in Spain. HMRC will take tax already paid into consideration when calculating whether any further tax needs to be paid because of other earnings, etc. in the UK.

The same works in reverse if you are resident in Spain and have income in the UK.
By Newmaney
#1111028
Info wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:53 pm
Newmaney wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:14 pm
Is anyone concerned about personal data security ? I mean would you provide an individual (not somewhere like a bank) with a copy of your passport (hard copy required to be held on file for 3 years) ? They have all your personal details including picture, signature, date of birth , place of birth etc. and would have your home address from the booking - they have everything about you.

I may be a cynic but this is really open to abuse by people and other making money out of cloning individuals.
It is not a copy of your passport. You have to fill in a form with the passport details and have the client sign it. Nowhere is your picture transmitted. These apps are the same apps the hotels are using.

Bee
Photo aside there is a big difference in supplying details to a hotel or an individual. You can add any photo when you have all the other details.
By Info
#1111030
You are of course quite right newmaney and quite right to be sceptical of these apps . I have been doing a search to see if I could find any info on this company and I found a bit about them here saying they were quite pushy with phone calls. https://www.laymyhat.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=28380
I then did a search to see if I could come up with any other companies offering an app. I found this other one https://partee.es Of course there is no need for these apps as once you are registered with the Guardia Civil you can upload the forms yourself by scanning them and attaching as pdfs. ic I would have thought to address the problem you raise of registering your guests that if you are in contact with your guests by post anyway you could send them a copy of the registration form in the post beforehand for completion and getting the all important signature. Have them return it to you in a self-addressed envelope. Then within 24hrs of their arrival at the apartment upload the forms onto the Guardia civil registration site. Job done and no need for an app.

Bee
By ic
#1111083
Info wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:03 am
You are of course quite right newmaney and quite right to be sceptical of these apps . I have been doing a search to see if I could find any info on this company and I found a bit about them here saying they were quite pushy with phone calls. https://www.laymyhat.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=28380
I then did a search to see if I could come up with any other companies offering an app. I found this other one https://partee.es Of course there is no need for these apps as once you are registered with the Guardia Civil you can upload the forms yourself by scanning them and attaching as pdfs. ic I would have thought to address the problem you raise of registering your guests that if you are in contact with your guests by post anyway you could send them a copy of the registration form in the post beforehand for completion and getting the all important signature. Have them return it to you in a self-addressed envelope. Then within 24hrs of their arrival at the apartment upload the forms onto the Guardia civil registration site. Job done and no need for an app.

Bee
Hi Bee, would it really be as simple as that though? Surely that leaves it open to abuse? The person sending the form back might not really be the person detailed on the form?
By Info
#1111087
With all due respect ic your guests are not required to be Guardia vetted before they rent your apartment. You are merely asked to return a signed form with certain details to the Guardia within 24hrs of your guests taking up their accommodation. It doesn't ask for the form to be witnessed. It only asks for it to be signed by your guests. At the moment whoever rents your apartment gives you a name and address and you accept that. Why should it be any different now. People are making this way too complicated.
Bee
By soapydave
#1111089
you only need a noisy/bad holiday renter ,and someone to complain ,if the gaurdia then visit them and they,ve not given correct details ,?that's were the problem will lie ,its in peoples interest to submit correct details ,unless they,ve got something to hide,is,nt it?
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