Ramirez & Ramirez Abogados operates in Costa del Sol, claiming to be a kind of Class Action Law Firm.
Ramirez & Ramirez Abogados uses the cold call approach to contact victims of bogus holiday clubs, timeshare resale firms, cash back schemes, etc. always asking for upfront payments, offering to take to court in Spain to the previous mentioned companies.
Sometimes, they even tell victims of holiday clubs, resale companies, cash back schemes, etc. 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, if 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!
We would strongly advice you not to accept any offer of legal services like this.
Fabian Marcelo Ramirez is “officially” the company director of this firm and of other companies known for its bogus modus operandi: Fuengirola Servicios 2002 SL.
We are aware that victims of the following bogus schemes have been cold called by this company: Designer Way Vacation Club (Timelinx), Freedom Vacation Network (Timelinx), Club Class Holidays (Club Class Corporation), ETOO (another Club Class outfit), Reclaim (cash back used by Timelinx), We Sell Your Timeshare (Timeshare resale firm part of Timelinx), etc. So, obviously, the people behind Key Properties Town Advisory have close links to the people running the previous scams. It seems that this firm has had some legal disputes in Spain in the past (2005) with Timelinx, as the latter, accused the first, of having access unlawfully of its clients’ database.
In February 2006, Spain’s National Police closed down five companies for “IVA+tax”, “Notary fee” and “money back” scams. Among them, I highlight: Maritimo Marketing SL, Fuengirola Servicios 2002 SL (Fuengirola Services 2002 / Fuengirola 2000 SL) and Key Properties Town Advisory S.L. Over 30 people were taken under police custody and 20 computers and large numbers of forged documents were confiscated.
Ramirez & Ramirez Abogados SL has links with Key Properties Town Advisory SL –http://www.keypropertyadvisory.com – (listed at the Spanish Companies House as a limited company, No. B92325679).
In conclusion, I would advice against making any kind of payment to Ramirez & Ramirez Abogados SL. Besides, advance payments are forbidden according with the new European Directive.
The Spanish Authorities has shown its interest on Ramirez & Ramirez Abogados. I wonder if you could send me your experience with this company. I would need a detailed written summary (including dates, offer explained in detail, payments made if this is the case, how did they reach you?, etc), and a copy of all the documents related to the case – i.e. contract in which is stated the services offered, and all other documents available, including: Faxes, e-mails exchanged, proof of payment (i.e. credit card slip, bank statement), etc.
Please, send it to this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org