A dubious cold call is received from a company called Legal Asset.
The caller presents herself as Lucy Peters acting on behalf of the company Legal Asset.
Lucy Peters informs the consumer that a certain amount of money has been earmarked for them as a result of a court ruling in Spain.
The caller ID shows withheld on the telephone but when asking for the contact details, Ms Peters provide the following number: 0203 475 1852.
As the money awarded has come through a court claim, the consumer is expected to pay for the court fee in the amount of £1,500.
Once this court fee has been paid the consumer will receive the payout within 24 hours.
The preferred method of payment is by bank transfer and as these matters are being handled by a Mrs N. Brown the consumer is given a bank account in her name…
When asking for more company information, Ms Peters all of the sudden comes up with an address and company registration, but we have no doubt that they are using the name of a genuine company to appear trustworthy when in reality they have nothing to do with this real company!
The entire story of court claim and awarded money is not backed up by any documentation, nothing! They seem to expect the consumer will just take their word for it and run to the bank to pay the £1,500
If you received the call from Lucy Peters working for Legal Asset, please let us know.
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