A new bogus company has been brought to our attention by the name of BCN Legal Group.
The representatives from BCN Legal cold call and explain to the consumers that over £27,500 has been awarded to them, following a Spanish “Class 1 Court action” against Club Class.
To access these funds a tax reference is required which the consumer won’t have as they are not residents in Spain
But not to worry, BCN Legal can help the consumer with obtaining this number and all the consumer needs to do is send £2,500 to BCN Legal.
The good news is that the money paid for the Tax reference number will be refunded, so first the consumer must pay £2,500 but then when the Tax reference number has been submitted, the money will be reimbursed.
This reimbursement will be included with the amount on the cheque of the awarded money from the courts.
The agent from BCN Legal follows up the call with an email including a “compliance letter”. There is also a form the consumer needs to fill in for application of the Non Resident Tax number, this form they call the Model 2010 IRNR (Nonresidents tax certificate)
They also ask for a copy of photographic ID either a passport/driving licence or bus pass, for proof of identity, and a copy of current utility bill as proof of residency.
Please note you should NEVER send such proof of ID to people who cold-call you!
Contact details of this dubious set up are:
Address: Rbla. Catalunya 53-55, 7º-B, 08007, BARCELONA
Telephone: 0034 951 122 1**
For those who are in a doubt, please note that there have been no court claims against Club Class, and it is very unlikely there will be in the future.
In any case NOBODY should know you had a membership with Club Class unless YOU told them.
So, any cold caller with stories of claims and awarded money regarding Club Class should be treated with extreme caution and the best and cheapest way to deal with these callers is to HANG UP!
If you had calls or emails from BCN Legal, please do let us know.
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org