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Have you seen Annika Elena van der Pluijm?

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An estate agent based in Almanzora in Almeria, Annika Elena van der Pluijm (AKA: Ana van der Pluijm and Ana Sanchez), has vanished from the area – seemingly with hundreds of thousands of Euros of other people’s money. She is alleged to have fraudulently obtained deposits and other advance on properties for sale, rent to buy and for rent in Partaloa, Almanzora, Cantoria and Albox.

Ana van der Pluijm / Ana Sanchez

The situation emerged as a result of a post on a local forum when a member pointed out they were having difficulty contacting Ana Sanchez (one of the names she uses) of Inmobiliaria Partaloa on an aptly titled thread “My Agent’s done a runner?” on the 29th January.

As you can imagine the thread gathered much attention, and it very quickly became apparent that a number of others could not find this agent and had also lost money. So much so that by the following day, once a number of other people had contacted the original poster, the running total was €235,000. The latest estimated total is thought to be over €750,000!

Missing: Ana van der Pluijm her husband Tom and her parents.

Missing: Ana van der Pluijm her partner Tom and her parents.

It would appear from the conversation on the forum and from a Facebook page that has been set up following the discovery that a whole host of people, many from the UK and other European countries, had handed over cash over the space of a few short weeks.

People had paid deposits on properties for sale or rent, and a number of allegations were made that Ana van der Pluijm had ‘sold’ or ‘rented’ properties multiple times.

One such property was a large property she was ‘selling’ that she and her family were, wait for it, renting! They didn’t own the property, and nor did their landlord know they were selling it!

Now, I’m no legal expert, and I firmly believe in the principle of ‘innocent until proven guilty’, but it’s not looking good by this point is it? Add to that the fact that Ana, her partner Tom (Thomas Dollekes AKA: Thomas van der Pluijm), their two young sons and her parents John and Inge along with 15 Presa Canario dogs (which they breed) have vanished into thin air and it looks even more suspicious. Surely it must be difficult to hide that number of very large and distinctive dogs?

Obliviously denuncias have been filed and the Guardia informed, but nobody has been able to find the missing estate agent and her family to date.  My personal best guess is that they’d be well out of Spain by now and gearing up to restart their apparent ‘family business’ somewhere else in Europe. It would seem from some of the information that has turned up subsequently they have some history of compatible ‘business interests’ in France and Hungary (you’ll need Google Translate). Other rumours have surfaced that Tom is wanted by German Police and that they have done something very similar in another region of Spain. So far those are just that, rumours, so we can’t comment at this stage. Should any evidence that there is any truth in the allegations we’ll come back and update this article.

If you know anything of the whereabouts of Ana van der Pluijm (Dutch, DOB 01.02.79) or Thomas Dollekes (German, DOB 04.05.71) we’re sure the Guardia Civil would be happy to hear from you! Those who have allegedly lost money have set up the Facebook page ‘Catch these Scammers?’, they too would likely be very grateful for any information on their whereabouts or any other information about these seemingly highly dodgy individuals.

This woman and her family could be anywhere in Europe. Please share this article with all your friends on Facebook, Twitter, G+, forums and email contacts.

The rented property at La Hoya Cantoria that it is alleged Ana 'sold' (without the knowledge of its owner) to at least 4 people in a Rent to Buy scam with large down payments ranging from 30k - 74k

The rented property at La Hoya, Cantoria that it is alleged Ana ‘sold’ (without the knowledge of its owner) to at least four people in a suspected Rent to Buy scam with large down payments ranging from 30k – 74k

In true Crimewatch style I’ll conclude this article with something along the lines of, “Don’t worry. Not all estate agents are like this. Incidents like these are very rare. In fact, estate agents hate this behaviour as much as anyone else as this sort of thing damages the reputation of the industry as a whole.”




14 Responses to Have you seen Annika Elena van der Pluijm?

  1. Jacqueine February 13, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    She isn’t an agent!! This family claims to be anything. All lies, lies, lies
    lies, lies, lies
    lies, lies, lies
    lies, lies, lies
    lies, lies, lies
    and more lies

  2. clair February 14, 2016 at 10:12 am

    Alan.. 18 marriages??

  3. Elle Draper
    Elle Draper February 15, 2016 at 11:41 am

    We used 18 because it’s obviously a joke ;)
    E x

  4. Judge Caroline December 13, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    they have done the same trick in the region of Alicante (Catral, Elche) 2010/2011
    we have hunted them and finally gor our deposit back, that time they rented a house in Mierlo Holland. Anna claimed that it was the house of her grandmother who passed away but that was a lie
    They also took a 16 year old girl who acted as au pair with them to the Netherlands, the girl’s mother was heart broken, I have passed on all info I had to her so that she could file charges against this two so very bad people

  5. John vd Berg January 8, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    Annika Thomas they are bad people. They have done this in Holland also. Thomas and his father cheat on me badly in France. It is not strange they go further. They are as Bonnie and Clide. They both evil. Don’t blame just one. Don’t make this mistake and search them both. After all the years I have gave up to find them. They are as ghosts. You think you have them and they are gone again.

  6. P.N. May 23, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Hallo John,
    Deze mensen wonen hier bin mij om de hoek in Schoonebeek (Drenthe)
    Binnenkort zullen ze ook te zien zijn in Stegeman op de bres.

  7. Jacqueline July 12, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    Hoi P.N., weet jij wanneer dit uitgezonden wordt en wonen ze nog steeds in Schoonebeek? Zal wel niet he? Ze moeten steeds op de vlucht. Ook al hebben ze veel geld bij elkaar gestolen, lijkt me geen leven om steeds maar over je schouder te moeten kijken, maar ja, dit soort oplichters interesseert echt helemaal niks. Ze hebben zelfs mensen in Spanje het ziekenhuis in gereden en gewoon doorrijden. Walgelijk gewoon! Het wordt tijd dat ze eens goed te grazen worden genomen en ook alles aan de mensen moeten terugbetalen!!!!

  8. Poeki September 3, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    Its the idiot dutch coverment who give people like these the chance to this kind of thing and get away with this!!! Yes today it was on the dutch telvision. Sbs6 undercover…..and the police does not do anything! Bec. The law does not do anything!! Holland is a paridise for criminals!

  9. Kpe koolmees September 3, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    De tv aflening was net op tv hier in Nederland. Honden in beslag genomen auto. Huurbaas is/was bezig met uinzetting via de rechter in maart. Moest nog aangevraagd worden gaat zo ie zo 2 maanden overheen dan pas voor de rechter dus ze zou nog wel in schoonebeek in Drenthe te Nederland wonen. Het kan.

  10. Akkemie September 4, 2017 at 1:30 am

    3 september was deze gek in een uitzending op de Nederlandse tv SBS6

  11. IB September 4, 2017 at 10:08 am

    De uitzending was gisteren Jacqueline! Ze heeft een hondenpension opgelicht door honden daar te plaatsen en niet te betalen.

  12. henk September 4, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    here she is..:

  13. Ferry De boer September 4, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    Als de nederlandse wet niks kan doen kunnen ze haar dan niet uitleveren aan spanje?

  14. Alan Gandy
    Alan Gandy September 7, 2017 at 9:32 am

    Attempts are being made to get a European Arrest Warrant

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