For over weeks now we have been receiving inquiries from consumers who have been called by a lady called Phoeby Vazquez and who claims to be in charge of a Notary office in Malaga.
The consumers who receive these calls are all Timeshare owners who have been duped by bogus resale companies in the past.
Some of them are also contacted by other “agents” from these so called notaries who are all claiming to be working for the government.
Phoeby Vazquez is very insisting though and she manages to contact people over 6 times a day. She claims she was ringing on behalf of the Head of Notaria, a government body and tells the consumers to check them out on the web. Then she also explains that as a government department they do not have a web site!
The story from this Head of Notary is that there have been court cases against the companies that have defrauded the timeshare owners and money has been awarded by the government to pay out to all victims.
Phoeby is in charge to make sure the money reaches the victims. Large amounts are mentioned and Timeshare owners can expect compensation in the range of €20.000! In order to pay out such money the consumer needs to pay 10% in charges i.e. £2000.00 for notary and translation fees.
When asked where she is based she advised a consumer to search on Google for Hacienda in Malaga, which is literally “Tax Office in Malaga”..
The fees they request are to be transferred into a bank account of another so called notary, Ms. Maureen Freda Mallister. So no company account, not a governmental account, just a private account of somebody who pretends to be a notary.
We cannot add more than to say this is a fraud and everybody who receives such call as described above should be extremely cautious.
There are NO Head of Notary or any notary offices in Spain calling consumers for pay outs of money awarded to victims of scams.
If you have received a call from Phoeby Vazquez with mobile 602585335 or any other person claiming to be working for the Spanish Government, then please let us know.
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