This cold caller already had their dedicated space on our blog last year, but as they seem to have made a “come-back” after several months of no calls, they deserve again a mention.
A lady called Annie Tyler is cold calling from this fake and bogus notary office Martinez Notaries.
The story is about a court claim against a fraudulent company the consumer has been dealing with in the past, and the judge has ruled against the company and they have to pay back all the money to their victims.
Each victim will be offered a settlement and Notarias Martinez has been appointed by the courts to contact these victims and agree on a settlement and process the transfer of the awarded money.
The services from Martinez Notaries are not for free though and Annie Tyler kindly sends the consumer an invoice for their legal services. These invoices do not include any company address.
The services from Martinez Notaries are a legal requirement for the transfer of the consumers’ settlement. Once Notarias Martinez has received this payment the settlement will be dispatched within 12 working days.
All they mention is their telephone: (+34) 634173099 and Fax. 07011 973 213
Previously these numbers were (+34) 603208693, (+34) 634173099 and Fax: 07011972107
They also display a supposed Spanish Company Registration number a so-called CIF number in Spain; B82685245. Surprisingly, in previous correspondence, they used a completely different CIF number: B92785054.
Neither of these numbers actually exist.
So far the only thing that remains unchanged is the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other names of staff members used throughout the documents are James Watson and Juliette Sinclair.
Bank account holders are in different names but the ones standing out are Natalia M. Martinez, Geraldine Martinez, and Jordan Francisco Martinez.
So apparently an entire family is acting as a notary?
Please do not fall for this scam. This is a bogus notary, no court settlements have been offered to anybody out of the blue, and no notaries are involved in court settlements anyway.
DO NOT PAY COLD CALLERS!
It is not normal a cold caller has all your private details and knows about your dealings with scam companies in the past!