UK Lawyers in Spain cold callers from a fraudulent legal office

Several “new” legal advisors are showing up this week with a cold call campaign to timeshare consumers in order to recuperate their money through the Spanish Courts.

One of these so called lawyers is the office from UK Lawyers in Spain, allegedly based in Marbella on the Costa del Sol.

They cold call consumers with the story that by paying around the £1000 they can recover money which is held by the government through a court case against for example Cashback Sales and Administration.

In order to make their dubious activities look real and professional they send several documents to the consumer, in Spanish and with stamps from the courthouse in Malaga. It is made clear in these letters that the government has appointed a notary called Silva Freitas who on her turn is working with UKLAWYERSINSPAIN and contacting the consumers to bring them the good news.

To get around £10.000 transferred all they have to do is pay for the legal fees and notary fees, and there you go, the government will release the money!

Investigating this company a little bit further we start with the website.

The website http://www.uklawyersinspain.com/ was registered on the 7th of March 2012 and the contact details displayed are an address: Avda. Ricardo Soriano 29 4B, 29601 Marbella / España, a telephone number: 0034 690228048 (mobile) and a fax: 0034 951238051

Email: info@uklawyersinspain.com

The fax number actually matches up with the fax number of another lawyer’s office, Alondra y Calinda in Valencia, about we also wrote a blog: http://wp.me/p1kmoi-na

So that is very surprising as a fax is either based in Marbella or in Valencia but in both places separated by around 500 kilometers? Don’t think so!

On top of that, Alondra y Calinda is clearly connected to Galans Sanz a very dubious lawyer’s office which also has an alert on our blog: http://wp.me/p1kmoi-hf

Going back to the http://www.uklawyersinspain.com/ there is a lot of information on the site, including the names and pictures of the supposed lawyers.

What does lack is real information such as lawyer’s registration numbers and company registration number which is simple information for a lawyer’s office in Spain.

Cold calling from a lawyer’s office is something regulated by Spanish Law and actually NOT allowed. Of course these people pretend to be calling on behalf of government and notary orders, but where did the consumer’s information come from?

Paying upfront fees to a Notary account who neither seems to have a registration number on her paperwork, is also very unusual as normally court fees and notary fees are taken of the final sum of money to be paid out to the people involved.

Have you been called by these English Lawyers in Spain / UKlawyersinSpain ?

Please do let us know!

You can place a comment or write to us: customercare@mindtimeshare.com

About mindtimeshare

Mindtimeshare is registered as a Spanish Association - reg number: G-98401524. Mindtimeshare provides assistance to timeshare owners who have been defrauded by holiday clubs and bogus resale companies. The Mindtimeshare project was launched in February 2011. After dealing with timeshare members over several years who had been defrauded by numerous bogus companies and for large amounts of money, I considered launching an Organisation to help timeshare owners that have been targeted by bogus companies. On this blog you can find information about the different active scam companies and their “modus operandi” and also place comments, ask questions and see comments from other consumers who have the same doubts or have been through the same experience. Mindtimeshare has resulted in a huge success and has received the back up from not only timeshare consumers but also from the professionals in the timeshare Industry. Mindtimeshare helps timeshare owners who have been scammed by bogus Discount Holiday Clubs; bogus cash back companies; fraudulent timeshare resale companies; bogus class action companies and false lawyers and notaries. We offer professional answers and advice to Timeshare users. If you want to send an email instead of posting a comment on the blog please do so by emailing: customercare@mindtimeshare.com
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9 Responses to UK Lawyers in Spain cold callers from a fraudulent legal office

  1. Wol says:

    My friend has had one of these and asked me if I knew anyone who spoke Spanish or knew anything about the Spanish legal system, as she was suspicious about being asked for money up front. Thank goodness we Googled it first and found this website! At least that is one person who is not going to have to part with hard earned cash to line the pocket of a fraudster.

    Is there any information about how these people are getting the details of timeshare clients?

  2. Elizabeth Robertson says:

    I agree you wouldn’t see your money again. When you tell them to take their share and pass on the rest everything goes dead!! The website hasn’t been available for over two weeks it was taken down after my email.

  3. maureen says:

    this week we have also been contacted by these people and we have told them to take their fee from our claim and send us the balance.I don’t think there is any chance of that !!!

  4. jenny says:

    I also had call from lady first then a gentleman from spain saying i had won and was getting a full refund but costs up front plus needed copy of passport then funds would be sent within fourteen days.
    i wonder if they are the people eho stole our money in the first place. as they have our details.

  5. Elizabeth says:

    Hi, I have 3 different contacts from “LAWYERS IN SPAIN” Leon Cardenal, Roldan Restrepo, and D.Luis Fernandez Garcia all very helpfully going to get our money back but it will cost £996. up front after reading all this I am going to send them a very rude eamil and see what there reply is going to be!!!!
    Regards,
    Elizabeth

  6. Geoff says:

    This appears to be the same sort of scam operated by Ramirez & Ramirez solicitors in Spain They also send all sorts of Court extracts in an effort to con you.

    • Elizabeth says:

      Well the website has disappeared funny ha ha. Bunch of greedy b—–ds Can this not be made more public? I will write emails to the other so called lawyers and see what that brings perhaps they will close down as well.
      Elizabeth

  7. elizabeth says:

    these people deserve a slow painfull demise……. total scum…how many more of them will try and bring misery to people already in a nightmare situation with timeshare they are stuck with.

  8. Don says:

    wife had a call yesterday from Eqitas Property Ventures.Jessica knew about our week > I think she was suggesting we let them dispose of our week in exchange for investinbg in their <Fracional Ownership' Looks like timeshare but with no maintenance.Any comments?

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