Have you been asked for taxes through the Suprema Tribunal Justiça from Portugal?


Recently we are receiving a lot of inquiries from Timeshare owners, who after dealing with dubious resale companies are now approached by the supposed Supreme Court in Portugal.

That is Suprema Tribunal Justiça in Portuguese.

A cold call from a person claiming to be working for the Supreme Tribunal in Portugal, explains the dubious company they dealt with before has been taken to court in Portugal.

Money has been awarded to the victims of this company and these are now contacted by a “bilingual representative” in order to help them with the settlement of the taxes the timeshare owner is liable for.

The paperwork this company sends to the Timeshare owner is looking extremely “genuine” and can be very confusing for consumers.

They have used the logos of the real Supreme Court and stamps of supposed Court Houses.

The email comes from lisbon.tc@tribunaispt.com and is signed by a António Silva Henriques Gaspar with as title: Presidente do Supremo Tribunal de Justiça.

The address mentioned is actually the “real” address of the Supreme Court: Praça do Comércio, 1149-012 Lisboa, Portugal.

The tax payment requested is supposed to be the 14% IVA of the amount awarded, and as the amount awarded is thousands of Pounds the tax to pay is around 1500 to 2000 Pounds.

The money is requested to be paid by Money Gram in the name of an individual called Daniele Pereira Santos Almonte or Pedro Miguel Viegas Brissos

Please note that there has not been anything such as a court case against dubious resale or other timeshare related companies in Portugal. Neither has there been any money awarded to the victims.

As far as we know the Portuguese Tax Offices do not require payment through Money Gram to individuals either.

This whole set up looks very similar to the one called Portal da Financas about which we placed a warning not so long ago.

If you have been approached by Suprema Tribunal Justica for a Tax payment, then please let us know.

You can email us to customercare@mindtimeshare.com or place a comment on this blog.

About mindtimeshare

Mindtimeshare SLU is registered Company reg number: B35957182 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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4 Responses to Have you been asked for taxes through the Suprema Tribunal Justiça from Portugal?

  1. Ken says:

    I didn’t read your comments soon enough and paid £1060 to these frauds. They then asked for court registration fees of £1800. Fortunately by this time I was wise to it and didn’t pay

  2. Lesley says:

    Thank goodness I read your comments Barbara . I too have been contacted by them and very nearly complied. I should have known better as I have been duped like this before but everything looked and sounded so genuine. They also knew how much I had paid to employ solicitors to fight the case against the timeshare companies and assured me that I cold reclaim that cost as well as most of the tax. Wait til they ring for the moneygram reference!!! Wish I knew who to report it to.

  3. Barbara says:

    Hello.I have been contacted by the Justica dept Faro Portugal, saying that they have money for us being some compensation from the fraudulent selling of timeshares. All the details where correct, but alarms bells rang so we contact my insurance legal dept who today came back with the results. IT A SCAM, YET ANOTHER ONE. so if you get this call also the paperwork through e-mails which look authentic. DON’T DO IT . Also at first they do not want any money, then in the next call, they ask you to pay tax to release the money by a money gram from the post office or go out to Portugal to pay it DON’T

  4. marrion says:

    Good evening Alberto Tin anser to you query, thankfully no! I have never had dealings with property with anyone in Portugal, not indeed ave i ever been approached by anyone trying to sell me prorperty therein. I once had a delightful quiet holiday on the coast east of Faro but that’s all. Regads Marrion

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