A cold calling company has been brought to our attention this week by the name of Hampton & Thistle who yet again are claiming to be acting on behalf of the courts in Spain and “only” contacting consumers to send them money.
Stories that sound too good to be true, and I would say which we have heard too many times before to even consider it credible at this stage.
An Amy Jenkins who works for Hampton & Thistle contacts consumers who have been duped before by dubious resale companies and of which the membership was never sold after paying the “upfront” deposit.
As far as Ms’ Jenkins explains, the courts had closed down the dubious resale company along with another 24 companies all probably associated with each other.
Hampton & Thistle are now dealing with the sales which had not been paid out and they are now paying to the consumers not only what they expected for the sale, but also the upfront deposit which was lost and a compensation fee of several thousand pounds!
The consumer will receive a phone call from their “finance department” to discuss the payment and how it would be paid.
But once this call is received from a lady called Lucy, all of the sudden a fee needs to be paid to them. Yes, in order to get all the money refunded for the sale, deposit and the compensation, the consumers needs to pay around £2500 to their Trustee Holding Department / Trustee Banking System.
Once this payment is received, a cheque or bank transfer will be made out to the consumer and from the £2500 the trustee will keep £640 for their fees for dealing with the transaction.
The details for the payment of £2500 are in the name Advance Payment Solutions.
Contact details for Hampton & Thistle are an address of Clover House, 16 East Street, Epsom, Surrey KT17 1HX and a contact number (0044) 01372 700 137
The address seems to be wrong or non-existing. The telephone number although from the Epsom area, can be a number purchased through the Internet and can be ringing anywhere in the world or let’s guess…in Spain maybe?
Please note that we do not recommend having any dealings with Hampton and Thistle, and certainly you should not provide them with any further personal details, as you do not know where they will end up.
If you have received a call already from Amy or her colleagues at Hampton & Thistle using number 01372700137, then please do let us know.
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Contacted yesterday by Amy Jenkins who explained about the company and how much they had waiting for us. We would be contacted by a member of their finance dept today. Sure enough a chap (can’t remember his name) rang from a mobile number 07562 370508 saying a bank transfer, completed by tomorrow or a cheque, put in first class post today would be ours. Once money was received by us, we would need to pay an insurance of £1200.00 and send any documents we have to them. He then said that once all this was completed, we will receive 75% of the £1200.00 back, explaining that this was how they made their money. Jackie
I have been called by Amy Jenkins following the pattern you explain, their finance Dept is calling back on Monday, I will heed your warning Thanks. Ralph.
Hi there I had Amy Jenkins on the phone yesterday with the good news that they have £16590 waiting to return to me and that the finance department would call today Lucy phoned today saying if I paid £2500 to a holding company they would release my money, when I said that I couldn’t afford this it was reduced to £1500 pounds. Needless to say when I said no she offered to leave this with me to think about over the weekend and give her a call back on Monday lol.
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