A very strange set up by the name of Suarez & Simpson was detected in the emails we received from consumers in the past months.
There seems to be a connection between those contacted by Palomo Abogados, and a “follow up” from Suarez & Simpson.
The agent from Suarez and Simpson pretends to be processing the paperwork for the consumer, in order to get the awarded court money transferred to the account. An award of more than 20.000 Pounds.
Suarez and Simpson don’t work for free, although they assure the consumer can claim back the legal fees after everything is settled. These legal fees amount to 2500 Pounds. They need to be paid by bank transfer into the account of the “legal consultant” so not in the name of the company!
After the payment of the legal fees, the agent from Suarez and Simpson contacts the consumer again. During the processing of the paperwork, they noticed that the document called “Cross Border Litigation Permit” is missing. This document is necessary to get the money transferred from the Spanish court to the UK account of the client. Research shows this document was never requested and prepared, so now Suarez & Simpson has to start from scratch, and it is quite a job to get this done. But rest assured, against a fee they can start straight away! There go another 2900 Pounds by bank transfer into the account of the clerk that will process the document.
Luckily for the consumer, everything seems in order now. Well, not yet…guess what? As the consumer lives abroad, the Spanish government demands a tax payment before paying out the awarded sum of money. A tax fee the consumer can claim back afterward, but for the moment needs to be paid. Just another 3750 Pounds and the money will finally be transferred to the UK.
None of the “invoices” send to consumers have proper company details on them, such as a Company Tax ID or any VAT included in the amount payable.
Sad enough this is one big SCAM!
There is no money awarded through the courts and there is no such company as Suarez & Simpson handling the transfer of such money.
Details of this company are:
Web: www.suarezandsimpson.com (not working)
Emails are signed by Megan Lowe or simply not signed at all.
There are numerous telephone numbers among which: 0034 951**7450, 0034604**9749, 003495104**50 and 0034604**3308
If you have been contacted in the past months by this fake company Suarez and Simpson and they have been asking you for money, please let us know.
We cannot stress enough that there is no such thing as money waiting in Spanish courts without you even knowing there was a court case going where you were included.
Suarez and Simpson are a clear example of Fraud Recovery Fraud, and although we understand that all victims of a scam always have the hope to recover what they lost, please do not fall for these fake companies as you will only lose more!
If you have been contacted by the above or a similar setup, please let us know.
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