One of the latest bogus companies brought to our attention is a company called Servicios Legales Barcelona.
This company sends an email to consumers who have been defrauded before and were actually offered a “refund claim” by another fraudulent company.
Now years later, Servicios Legals Barcelona sends an email out of the blue, notifying the consumer about their claim being successful and a big lump sum of money coming their way.
Companies mentioned in these emails are Blue Chip, True Valid, ILG, etc.
The email sounds as follows:
We are pleased to inform you on the success of your claim against XXXXXX
Please find attached the Court Transcripts, your settlement description and your bankers draft receipt as confirmation that the funds have been sent.
We understand that you were contacted by C.H.A.P.S regarding a stop on the payment, we believe this to be due to your Value Proceed Document being omitted from your case file. Please rest assured the lawyers are aware of this situation and will contact you Monday to rectify this problem.
For your information;
A Value Proceed Document must accompany any compensation amount that has been awarded by a European Court of Law.
The Value Proceed Document along with the compensation amount must be registered with the European Court of Justice (ECJ) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This document must clearly state that you are the beneficiary and with full clarification of the legitimacy of the funds.
We look forward to speaking with you next week.
Sofia de Leon
Tel: 0034 603 336 0**
Together with the email the Consumer is send attachments of documents that are clearly falsified, a bank receipt of supposed money in an account from the national civil court, a transcript of a court claim that has taken place in Barcelona, something that makes no sense at all, and a breakdown of the fabulous amount of money awarded to the consumer.
They already “highlight” a problem which will be rectified with the lawyer, but we can assure you that the solution to this problem will be some kind of payment, and another one, and another one, until you realize you have been scammed!
Ms. Sofia de Leon sends her emails from an email address: email@example.com
The actual domain name of Servicios Legales Barcelona was registered on the 27th of September 2021, so just over 6 weeks ago at time of writing this blog.
They also “created” a website www.servicioslegalesbarcelona.com which is a landing page with a picture and a simple button stating “EMAIL”.
Please do not engage with this company as this is a SCAM!
There is no money to be recovered through the courts for payments made to bogus resale and holiday clubs over ten years ago!
If you have been contacted by Sofia de Leon or any other person stating they work for Servicios Legales Barcelona, please do let us know.
You can email firstname.lastname@example.org