Yes, we have another FAKE lawyer’s alert and this time they go by the name of Geros Abogados.
Careful! Those trying to do their homework and looking up the company at the Spanish Companies House will indeed find a Geros Abogados registered, but this company has NOTHING to do with the cold callers you are talking to.
It’s not the first time consumers receive communications with names and details from genuine companies. This is of course done on purpose and will confuse the consumers even more.
Who can they trust?
But you need to look at the other details as well, and for sure there will be things that don’t add up.
This time we have a letter from the “Ministerio de Justicia”, forwarded by Geros Abogados stating that they have prosecuted a company the consumer paid money to in the past, and the consumer amongst 130 other claimants have won compensation in the sum of £21.350 through their, no win no fee basis.
That sounds like tremendous, good news. Especially if you never knew you were part of a claim, it’s like money falling from the sky!
Of course, the letter has a logo of the Ministerio de Justicia (Court of Justice) and the logo of the lawyer’s company. But how difficult is it to copy this from the internet?
What doesn’t look very genuine is the email address: email@example.com, which is an address set up on a free server. This is certainly not something a genuine legal company would do, and any company nowadays has their own domain, web and email.
In the letter they mention the official wording of the supposed ruling which states: The accusations of fraud by way of deception, gross miss-conduct and miss sold products and services, have been brought to the tribunal superior de justicia sala de lo social de Madrid Num 1 commison xxxx (consumers name and address details).
So, a company has been brought to court, and accused of fraud and all this without the consumer (Claimant) knowing this.
Please, this is all a scam and we certainly do not recommend engaging with Geros Abogados any further as they most probably will come up with all kinds of fees, taxes and payments before you can receive your awarded money.
If you also received a letter from the Ministerio de Justicia through Geros Abogados please do let us know!
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