Not a cold caller this time but a company sending out emails.
Worried consumers have written to us about a n email they received recently which is signed by the Madrid Courts.
Email address used: firstname.lastname@example.org
The text of the email is as follows:
We are sending this email to you because it has been brought to our attention, that you have an outstanding claim sitting with the Spanish Courts. We have attached paperwork that needs to be signed and sent back to us for the Courts to release your funds. The Spanish Courts where your claim was made has asked us to contact you to find out whether you want to claim and finalise your settlement.
The papers that are attached to this email are in Spanish and English, both copies must be signed and sent back to us you will also see the amount of your settlement that was awarded to you, for your claim against certain timeshare, resales companies etc also find attached a bank transfer approval that has been approved to be forward to you once all paperwork has been signed and sent back to us. Please acknowledge receipt of this email and if possible, a preferred time to contact you,
Madrid courts : (+34) 6043680**. Fax.: 070 119744**
Attached to the email is a 6 pages long document supposedly from the court in Madrid where the consumer is awarded over 30.000 Pounds(!!) and an invoice for 850 Pounds for legal services.
Strange enough the payment must be done by bank transfer to an account in the name of an individual who seems to be living in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol. That is 700 kilometers away from Madrid.
Why would a court in Madrid use a personal bank account of somebody that lives that far away?
Please note that this is a scam, and if you would transfer money to the given bank account you won’t see that money back!
If you received an email or any communication from the (FAKE) Madrid Courts, please let us know.
You can email us at email@example.com