A strange and certainly a very dubious sounding cold caller has been detected by the name of Charleston & Co.
This company claims to be a solicitor’s office in Spain who has recently won a court claim against several dubious holiday companies, and they got money awarded through the court for the victims.
So now they are calling all the victims, (who so far were not aware of anything of this happening), with the good news there is money to be transferred to their account.
The consumer will have to do a claim through Charleston & Co to get his share of the awarded amount, which is close to £30000.
Names used so far by the “employees” of Charleston & Co are a Peter Weiss and Oliver Price.
Oliver Price assures the consumer that there will be no upfront cost to them and the only expense will be when he sends the “Official documents” to them to sign, as they will have to pay for registered post back to him.
Once he receives the paperwork back he gets paid from the government body dealing with it all.
Oliver Price also has an important request to the consumer; “Please don’t discuss this case with anyone, friends or family until it is all settled…”
After several calls and making sure the consumer is “all ears” for the claim, the consumer is told the claim is about to be processed but it has to be done by electronic transfer so the consumer would need a bank account set up.
Oliver Price points out that as there have been so many scams he recommends that the consumer open an account for the transfer to be done.
Charleston & Co claims to have several small offices but their main office is in Malaga which is the office that deals mainly with the Fraud Dept. and Court.
They are calling from a range of Spanish mobiles; 0034634067090, 0034634067105, 0034602688534 and 003463467060
Those consumers calling back to the offices of Charleston & Co are given a “code” to use when they call, to make sure they are passed to the right person. One of these codes is “GREEN”.
PLEASE note that there is no such company named Charleston & Co in Malaga or Spain and neither is there court claims done on behalf of victims who get money awarded without even having joined a claim or knowing about this!
If Charleston & Co has approached you with the above made up story and tells you that money is coming your way, please do let us know!
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