Beware of the FAKE tax office requests through Legales de Hacienda!

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After the numerous cold calls from Fake notaries and liquidators, we are now receiving inquiries about requests from the Spanish tax offices for money. A company using the name Legales de Hacienda makes these requests and they claim to be working for the Spanish Tax offices.

It all starts as usual with a cold call from somebody impersonating a “legal” adviser of a Spanish notary or lawyer’s office that has been appointed by the court to pay out money to victims of frauds.

In order to release this money, which supposedly has been awarded by the government through a court case, there are certain fees and taxes to be paid.

This fake legal company goes as far as sending a document with all kinds of stamps on it, and a count of money awarded, money already paid and outstanding bills.

So as it seems they are aware actually of which payments the consumer already made to previous scam companies.

Then there is one last payment to be made, and this is actually an “emergency tax payment” because with this payment the money will be released or, when failing to pay the account will be blocked and the consumer cannot claim anything further.

Legales de Hacienda, need the final 20% over the awarded amount, which in many cases is around the £90.000

Contact with Legales de Hacienda is through email and they provide a “password” to make sure that the consumer is talking to them only when they receive a call.

Elle Thorpe is the “senior” consultant handling the case and the main solicitor is Mr Roberto da Silva. Of course these names will change the moment this blog is published…

As an address they quote Legales de Hacienda, Agencia de Tributar, 29006 Malaga.

The poor language used and numerous mistakes in the text of their emails and documents confirm straight away that these people are not working in a Tax office or legal department.

There is no doubt that this is another fraud and we recommend strongly to not have any dealings with this company called Legales de Hacienda or similar.

If you have been approached with a story that looks like the one described above, we would like to hear from you.

You can email us at 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:
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4 Responses to Beware of the FAKE tax office requests through Legales de Hacienda!

  1. David says:

    Ask them to provide a case study or testimonial or better still speak with the lawyer who dealt with the case. Ask the resort to see if its true and if it is there should be some court case recorded so that you can check everything out. I wouldn’t believe anything someone told me without checking it out and especially the blog bit on their site where the owner was accused of working at a resort in GC and advised that he did it undercover for a friend rather than say – honestly I used to sell timeshare and didn’t like it or what I was doing to people; now though he is doing the same but to owners. My opinion anyway.

  2. John says:

    Where in the ranks of dubious companies does The Timeshare Consultants stand? Also the Canarian Legal Alliance?

  3. Sam says:

    Just had a call from a company in Wales – JUSTICE 4 claiming Club La Costa was taken to court in March and lost a case against a client who received all there money back which was paid to Club La Costa and they could do the same for us if we contributed towards the Legal Fees.

    • Chris says:

      We too recently and followed up with a meeting. So ce the meeting we have received what we thought was to be a summary of our potential for claim. When opened, the attachment is in fact someone else’s. Is this a mistake or a clever p!oy?
      Are they genuine and above board or is it a scam?
      They guarantee via recent court cases to get your money back, but the downside is that legal fees are payable up front and the case can take 18 months to go through.


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