We would almost say, here we go again, as we have detected a very recent set up company called Notary Obligado, who cold calls timeshare consumers and claims to be able to get them their money refunded through the Spanish Government!
Oh yes, another one!
If we alerted about a similar company called Hacienda Services not so long ago http://wp.me/p1kmoi-eT who’s website was fortunately closed down last week http://wp.me/p1kmoi-fD , we now have this company Notary Obligado claiming to be a notary office in Spain handling refund claims. These refunds are paid out by the government from money that is waiting in a bank for consumers to claim…sounds really too good to be true…
The website www.notaryobligado.com was registered on the 30th of January 2012, so very very recent!
Again we find a display of official logos from the Spanish tax offices and obviously this goes against the law! This company has NOTHING to do with HACIENDA (Tax) or the Spanish Government.
Notary Obligado is based in Estepona on the Costa del Sol, and as per their website the address is Notary Hacienda, 4ª Planta, Oficina 27, 29680 Estepona. So for those not understanding Spanish directions, they actual want to create the impression that their offices are inside the Tax Building in Estepona! This address though does NOT exist; there is not even a street name!
Their contact number is even more worrying; keeping in mind we are talking here to “agents” of official and authorized notaries, well the contact number is a Spanish Mobile 0034- 603395729 although in the telephone conversation one of the callers gave a consumer also a landline 0034 952 600 351
After speaking to the timeshare consumer, they inform they need a payment of 3% tax charge over the money that will be refunded, and this money has to be transferred to a supposed tax agent called Diane Elizabeth Datson (an individual!!) by Western Union /money wire.
Obviously they tell the timeshare consumer the amount due to be paid out to him is suspiciously high to make it more attractive, but of course if they promise for example £43560 to be refunded, the 3% is £1306, not bad for a money transfer on which you CANNOT request a refund as this payment is NOT protected.
Please note that we have to stress once again that there is no money waiting in any Spanish Bank Account for the Government to pay back to timeshare consumers worldwide. Neither would the Spanish Government ever appoint an independent Notary, lawyer or whatever outsource to handle such claims, payments and charges.
Have you been called by Notary Obligado or Notary Hacienda from a mobile 603 395 729 or landline 0034 952600351 ?
Please let us know.