An apparent elaborated scam from yet again a cold caller has come to light this week. The cold caller is using the company name of Overseas Management Consultancy and the person calling presents himself as Thomas Gordon.
Thomas Gordon works together with Olivia Price and they take their time to “prepare” the consumer and in the beginning everything is very plausible and by the looks of what they explain by phone and email, the consumer is going to receive a large amount of money.
The consumer is explained about a very big court case that took place against the directors of companies that defrauded the consumer before.
Money has been awarded to the victims and the amounts have gone up to close to £25.000
This will be paid out by cheque but first the consumer needs to pay a so called “Surety fee” of around £1000
Gordon explains the following by email: ‘As specified this settlement will be paid in the form of a “named cheque” which will be sent along with a “disclaimer” stating that you relinquish your right to claim any further monies.
This “disclaimer” has to be signed, dated and returned only when the cheque is cashed and showing in your bank account.
When this process has been completed the “surety” of 1000 pounds sterling will be returned to you either in the form of a “named cheque” or via a “bank transfer” ending our dealings.’
This all sounds very good, too good probably and taken into account this company Overseas Management Consultancy calls out of the blue, does not provide any documentation to back up their statements and neither asks the consumer to do so…makes it all really dubious.
This “Surety fee” is expected to be paid into the bank account of tax employee called Nikolay Ivanov Lyubenov who holds a bank account in Fuengirola.
There is indeed a company registered in the UK by the name of Overseas Management Consultancy but we seriously doubt that the people calling are actually working for this company.
The telephone number they use is 02034754724 and the email address is one of those set up with a free server and certainly no domain attached or website: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that this is all a SCAM!
We cannot stress enough that there is no court claim done on your behalf where you get a call out of the blue and over £20.000 is awarded to you….it is just not going to happen!
If you have been on the phone already with Gordon or Olivia from Overseas Management Consultancy please let us know!
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