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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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