A very dubious “lawyers” company was brought to our attention not so long ago and we certainly feel the need to warn all consumers who might receive a cold call from this lot.
De Bem Silva Abogados, or Debem Silva van Oost Abogados pretends they are based in Madrid, but for some strange reason they are doing claims in the courts of Granada against timeshare resorts based on the Costa del Sol.
That on itself does not make sense as court claims are done in the place or town where they resorts are based.
A person signing the emails with Debem Silva van Oost explains to the consumer that they have been awarded close to 40.000€ through the court of Granada. There is even a photocopy of the court ruling which shows the name of the consumer.
Highly unlikely as the consumer knew nothing about this at all, but would you say no to 40 thousand Euros?
All the consumer needs to do is pay the legal costs for the court and administration, which is around 4000 euros.
The bank account is in the name of the lawyer called “ Helena Hellen van Oost”
Telephone+34 910 082 9**
At the moment they only seem to target Dutch speaking timeshare owners but of course that could expand to other nationalities.
Please note this is not a genuine company, there are no court claims against timeshare resorts or long-gone holiday clubs such as Atlantis, Timelinx, etc. and NO, you are not receiving thousands of euros out of the blue from the Spanish government.
If you have been contacted by De Bem Silva or Helena van Oost, please let us know.
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org