As incredible as it seems, KPTA – Key Properties Town Advisory has started to target yet again those consumers they have already duped in the past!
Key Properties Town Advisory SL – www.keypropertyadvisory.com – listed at the Spanish Companies House as a limited company, No. B92325679 operates from the Costa del Sol, Calle Córdoba 35, Edif. Villa Blanca 1C. Fuengirola 29640
Telephone numbers 952 198 614; 952 198 612; 952 585 681 and Fax: 952 469 865.
They have been active at least since 2002, claiming to be a kind of Class Action Law Firm, using the services of local lawyers working in Malaga area.
This firm has been under the spotlight of the Spanish European Consumer Centre due to its dubious business practices. Fabián Marcelo Ramirez is “officially” the company director of this firm and of two others companies known for its bogus modus operandi: Fuengirola Servicios 2002 SL and the one we have already on the blog; Ramirez & Ramirez Abogados SL. (http://mindtimeshare.me/?s=ramirez+%26+ramirez)
The European Consumer Centre in Madrid also placed a warning on their website about this company: http://cec.consumoinc.es/cec/Secciones/Alertas/Documentos/EN/noteKeyPropertyAdvisory.pdf
Key Properties Town Advisory SL uses the cold call approach, always asking for upfront payments, offering to take to court in Spain certain timeshare companies. Sometimes, they even inform consumers that the Spanish Government have closed down a bogus firm, freezing its bank accounts and that there is money to give back to this companies´ victims. However, in case any bogus firm was closed down, I can tell you that the Spanish authorities would never have given to Key Properties Town Advisory such lists in first place!
In February 2006, Spain’s National Police closed down five companies for “IVA+tax”, “Notary fee” and “money back” scams. Amongst them: Maritimo Marketing SL, Fuengirola Servicios 2002 SL (Fuengirola Services 2002 / Fuengirola 2000 SL) and Key Properties Town Advisory S.L. Over 30 individuals were taken under police custody and 20 computers and large numbers of forged documents were confiscated.
But unfortunately not all information must have been confiscated because this week we have started to receive numerous complaints from consumers who had paid money to KPTA – Key Properties Town Advisory before and have now been approached again to pay more money.
The agent on the phone claims the court case is still going and the money paid previously has now been spent on the legal fees and they need more funds from the consumers in order to continue their case!
So as it seems.. if it wasn’t enough getting the money out of consumers the first time round, now they are having another go.
Have you paid money to Key Properties Town Advisory SL? Have they called you again? Or maybe Ramirez & Ramirez? Please let us know!