The Stafford Crown Court sentence. Who is who? Part 4.

Our next chapter is dedicated to one of the names appearing on the list of individuals sentenced by the court, James Barras.

James Barrass, age 37, from Norwich who has been charged with money laundering and was sentenced to two years in prison.

The name of James Barras is one that has been following us for a couple of years, a name that would pop up every now and then before going quiet again for some time.

Consumers claim they have been contacted by James, William and Richard Barras and later on a Kevin Barras as well, although we are under the impression this was all the same guy.

As explained by the victims, one of the Barras “brothers” would cold call and state that they worked on behalf of Wachovia in Spain who supposedly were the administrators for ‘RECLAIM.GI

They requested an 11% of 24,450 GBP to release the reclaim money of the consumer.

After paying this percentage they would tell the Consumer that they would receive the money in about 4 to 6 weeks time but of course that never happened.

When the Consumer called them and asked where the money was, all kinds of excuses were given about the delay and followed by numerous other dates for the payment.

After a long time waiting the Barras “brothers” would ask for a further 5% for administration fees.

The initial contact by telephone was from a Spanish man from withheld number confirming details taken by Richard Barras 07749753051

Then James Barras on 07870994681 who would do the home visit to ‘extract the money from the consumer’ and for which he gave them a sort of receipt for the 11%, which was purported to be for Spanish, tax on the investment.

And last, again only on the phone, William Barras on 07804207673.

At some point they also introduced a Kevin Barras to the list, who called from 07905744041

The company name used apart from Wachovia was J&WB Financial Investment Services with an address at PO box 161, LS2 19BW

Last thing we heard about Wachovia and William Barras was at the end of 2017 when a Consumer alerted us about a cold call from a company called Language Service and Solutions.

Supposedly Language Service and Solutions (LSS), were acting as a UK intermediary language service for ADMINISTRATION WACHOVIA ESP

We posted a warning on our blog about this alleged fraud as well and the link is

If you have questions or information about the above and want to share this with us, please use the CONTACT US or place a comment on the blog

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2 Responses to The Stafford Crown Court sentence. Who is who? Part 4.

  1. Kelvin says:

    Just received a cold call from Coleen at Refund Action Group, tel: 01733806786, about a “Group Claim”. Are you aware of them?



  2. Kelvin says:

    Had a cold call from “The Timeshare Council” tel: 01202501746. Have you heard of them?



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