A (fake) lawyers company supposedly based in Madrid and by the name of VB Ballesteros y Asociados has been detected this week.
The company belongs to the lawyer Virginia Benitez Ballesteros whom supposedly is the successful main lawyer running this business from the offices based at Doctor Fleming s/n
28032, Madrid, Spain.
PLEASE note that there is a genuine lawyer by this name, but she has nothing to do with this set up that is cold calling!
This cold calling company seems to be running on only one mobile number which is: +34 634 066 899 | and an email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Strange to say the least, if you call the number, nobody ever picks up…they must be extremely busy!
On their website which was created in June 2018, so only a couple of months ago, they claim to have done over 2622 cases already.
At the moment the agents from VB Ballesteros y Asociados, Mr. Luc Everaerts and a Ton DeKlerck are both cold calling mainly Dutch speaking timeshare owners.
They explain that the Spanish courts have deemed all timeshares illegal and they are now claiming back for all the consumers.
All the consumer needs to pay is a 9,2% Legal and Admin fees which have to be transferred to the account of a man called Jan Gerrit Meijer who seems to be employed at the court house in Madrid.
This means that if supposedly VB Ballesteros y Asociados has claimed back 20.000 euros for the timeshare owner, the legal / admin fee is 1840 euros.
But once the admin and legal fees are paid, there seems to be another “hiccup” in the story because VB Ballesteros explains that timeshare is actually considered a real estate property in Spain. This means the timeshare consumer has to pay as well a 21% of taxes over the awarded amount. But, thanks to VB Ballesteros y Asociados, the amount can be reduced to slightly less.
All these payments cannot be taken from the actual awarded amount, so the timeshare consumer needs to pay all this upfront…before he can get the awarded sum from the courts.
THIS IS A SCAM!!! PLEASE DO NOT FALL FOR THIS!!
If you have been speaking to Mr. Everaerts, Mr. DeKlerck or maybe even to Mrs. Ballesteros in person, please let us know.
This company does not exist, there are no awarded amounts waiting for you in the courts, there are no lawyers companies appointed to send you money out of the blue…it is just not true!
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