The strange calls from the Malaga Magistrates High Court

On the cold caller lists we have names that pop up each month or every now and then, but there don’t seem to be a very “active” call campaign going on.

That is the case with the calls received by timeshare consumers from a lady called “Linda Kirk” claiming to be working for the Malaga Magistrates Court as a translator,

Linda from the High Court in Malaga reminds the consumer that he has an outstanding claim for compensation.  It relates to a judgement from a couple of years ago in which a large number of companies were prosecuted and fined to provide the compensation.

The amount the consumers are due are around the £10,000 and all the consumer has to do is pay a court appointed Spanish Lawyer 10% (approx. 1000 Euros) via Bank Transfer and the money will be released.

The contact phone number from Linda is a Spanish mobile: 0034 602 699 804 but other numbers have been mentioned to us as well, a UK number 07405 247 254 and another Spanish mobile 0034 603 221 8610

Linda isn’t very keen on emailing, and almost all the information she provides is given over the phone.

The money due for the lawyer needs to be paid into a bank account in the name of an individual who apparently holds an account in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.

Email address mhministeriocourt@gmx.es

Although we don’t have that much information about the above bogus set up, it is important to warn all consumers about them, and certainly be extremely careful when you receive this call from the “High Court”

If you received a call from Linda the translator of the court in Malaga or anybody else claiming to be working in the court and sending off money to consumers, please let us know.

You can fill in our Contact Form or place a comment on the blog.

 

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Did you get a call from Joint Returns Legal Consultants?

Joint Returns Legal Consultants are as many consumers say a “persistent cold caller”

The person on the phone, identifying himself as Peter Sanchez, seems to have a lot of patience and is not taking a no for an answer.

Joint Returns Legal claims to be appointed by the High Court to inform consumers, victims of frauds about money awarded to them through the High Court.

Claims of close to £30,000 have been settled and the high Court is keen to pay the money to the victim, who so far seems to be completely unaware of their “luck”.

Peter Sanchez, after contacting the consumer by telephone, sends a confirmation email where he attaches all kinds of official looking documents with the header of the “Agencia Tributaria” which is the Spanish Tax Office.

Joint Returns Legal Consultants want to go ahead with transferring the money to the consumer but first the consumer will have to pay certain expenses made and outstanding fees such as an Embargo, Notary and Admin fees. The amount is £998.

This money has to be paid into a bank account under the name of an individual.

Address JRLC:

Edif. Villa Blanca 1º C, 29640, Fuengirola, Malaga, Spain

Tel.: (+34) 632844887. Fax: 0872 113 1069

Email jointreturns@gmail.com

As Peter Sanchez explains, the money is being held by the Spanish Judiciary in the form of a banker’s draft and will be released subject to payment of the unpaid fees.

To back up all the statements the consumer also receives a letter from supposedly the BBVA Bank, who declares that the BBVA will IRREVOCABLY HONOUR AND GUARANTEE payment of any checks written by the “Gobierno De España” or Agencia Tributaria.

This letter is stamped and signed by a Notary with the name of Jose Miguel Perez

A rejection of this claim needs to be returned within 12 working days or the claim will be deemed acceptance, so they will pursue the consumer for the £998

Peter Sanchez does not cease his calls, and when the consumer expresses his doubts or simply is not interested in going ahead, he states the claim has already gone through and the consumer has to pay.

Please note there are no claims through the High Court, and neither is there any money held by the Spanish Tax offices or the High court to be paid out.

Do not send any personal information to this Peter Sanchez from Joint Returns Legal Consultants and certainly do NOT pay any money!

Below you can see 2 examples of the correspondence this company send out.

If you received already a call like the one described above or maybe similar correspondence, contact us through the Contact Form or place a comment on this blog.

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Beware of the fake legal company Cabinet Advice Law Firm!

This warning is mainly for French speaking Timeshare consumers who have been defrauded in the past by bogus resale companies working from Morocco.

After losing money to a fake resale company called European Trade Center, the follow up on this scam has arrived in the name of Cabinet Advice Law Firm.

The person calling from Cabinet Advice Law explains to the timeshare consumer that European Trade Center has gone into liquidation.

And the consumer can claim the money he paid to this bogus company through Cabinet Advice Law.

In order to do so, they ask the consumer to send all copies of the documents they have related to their dealings with European Trade Center.

Taking into account that the company European Trade Center was all fake and they disappeared after taking the consumers’ money, there is no doubt that Cabinet Advice Law is another bogus set up, coming back for more!

Contact details of Cabinet Advice Law are:

Email contact.advicelawfirm@gmail.com

Address: 56 boulevard de Bourgogne, BP 2050 – Casablanca – Morocco.

Telephone 00212 522 833 593

The person calling is Alf Khodja but of course this can change.

If you received a call from Cabinet Advice Law Firm, please be extra careful, don’t send them any paperwork and let us know!

We would like to inform all consumers that the company European Trade Center is currently under investigation by the Spanish police and court. They are looking for more information from victims of this company or information that could be helpful with the investigations.

We therefore would like to request all those who had dealings with European Trade Center to contact us.

You can reach us through the Contact Form or by placing a comment on this blog.

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Pas op voor de aanbieding van de nep-advocaat Gonzalo Calderon!

Een nieuwe naam op onze lijst van nep-advocaten en dat is Gonzalo Calderon.

Momenteel lijkt het dat ze alleen Nederland sprekende Timeshare-eigenaren benaderen, maar waarschijnlijk zullen ze ook naar andere nationaliteiten uitbreiden.

In het eerste telefoon gesprek legt de medewerker van dit nep advocatenkantoor uit dat zij een gespecialiseerd juridisch kantoor zijn die rechtszaken doet tegen timeshare-bedrijven.

Gonzalo Calderon werkt op een “No Cure No Pay” basis, dus als de zaak verloren is, hoeft de consument niets aan hen te betalen. Maar als de zaak is gewonnen, is er een betaling van 10% over het toegekende bedrag.

Zij leggen meteen uit dat deze 10% verschuldigd is wanneer de consument de schriftelijke bevestiging van de rechterlijke uitspraak ontvangt.

Zo leggen zij dit uit in hun e-mail: ” Indien de uitspraak negatief uitvalt, te zeggen de vorderende partij krijgt geen bedrag toegewezen, hoeft deze ook niets te betalen, zelfs niet voor de door ons uitgevoerde voorbereiding. Indien het gerecht aan U wel een zeker bedrag toewijst, zijn gerechts- en administratiekosten ter hoogte van 10 % te betalen, maar eerst eens dat U de uitspraak in Uw voordeel zwart op wit voor U liggen hebt. Het aan U toegewezen bedrag staat vanaf dan op een fiduciaire bankrekening van het gerecht op Uw naam als begunstigde geboekt en kan dus niet verrekend worden…”

Oh ja, dus je krijgt een brief / document alsof het de uitspraak is van de rechter en die bevestigd dat er een bedrag is toegekend en dan wordt verwacht dat je eerst deze 10% over dit bedrag gaat storten alvorens iets te ontvangen?

De website van Gonzalo Calderon http://www.gonzalocalderon.com is slechts 1 maand geleden geregistreerd (augustus 2017).

Er is geen bedrijfsregistratienummer (KvK Nummer) op het web en geen privacyverklaring. Zeker heel vreemd voor een bedrijf dat beweert een advocaten kantoor te zijn die toch zeker op de hoogte zal zijn van de wetgeving betreffende websites!

Contactgegevens zijn: Adres:

  • Calle Fernandez en González, 2, 41001, Sevilla, España
  • Tel: +34 603 371 142 (dit is een mobiel)
  • Email: info@gonzalocalderon.com

Wees voorzichtig als u een telefoontje ontvangt van deze valse advocaat Gonzalo Calderon!

Geef geen verdere persoonlijke gegevens aan hen, aangezien u niet weet in welke handen deze gegevens uiteindelijk terecht komen.

Als u een dergelijke aanbieding ontvangt van het nummer +34 603371142 willen wij graag van u horen.

U kunt dit doen via ons Contactformulier of gewoon een reactie plaatsen op blog.

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Beware of the cold calling and fake lawyer Gonzalo Calderon!

A new name has popped up in the list of cold calling fake lawyers and this is Gonzalo Calderon.

For the moment it looks like they are only approaching Dutch speaking Timeshare owners but of course they will probably extend the calls to other nationalities.

On the cold call the employee of this fake lawyers office explains they are a specialist legal office doing claims against timeshare companies.

Gonzalo Calderon works on a No Win No Fee basis, so if the case is lost the consumer doesn’t owe them anything. But if the case is won, there is a 10% fee over the awarded amount.

They explain straight away that this 10% is due when the consumer receives the written confirmation of the court ruling.

The catch is in the following sentence of their email: “The amount allocated to you will be transferred to a fiduciary bank account of the court, and the fees due cannot be deducted from the awarded amount…”

Oh yeah right, so you get a letter / document pretending to be the court ruling, telling you there is an amount awarded to you, and then you are expected to send the 10% over this amount first before receiving anything at all?

Please note that the website of Gonzalo Calderon http://www.gonzalocalderon.com was registered only 1 month ago (August 2017).

There is no company registration number on the web, and no privacy statement. Surely very strange for a company claiming to be “legal” professionals!

  • Contact details are: Address:
  • Calle Fernandez y González, 2, 41001, Sevilla, España
  • Tel: +34 603 371 142 (This is a mobile)
  • Email: info@gonzalocalderon.com

Please be careful when receiving the call from this fake lawyer called Gonzalo Calderon!

Don’t provide any further personal details to them, as you don’t know where these will end up.

If you do receive such call from the number +34 603371142 we would like to hear from you.

You can do this through our Contact Form or simply place a comment on blog.

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Beware of the FAKE LAWYERS in Tenerife using the name of Amador Galeca!

Oh yes, if we hadn’t had enough already, we have another name added to the endless list of cold calling fake lawyers offices based in Tenerife. This time the have taken the name of Amador Galeca.

The website www.amadorgaleca.com states this supposed lawyer has been around for at least 25 years, which is really surprising for somebody who’s name cannot be found anywhere, and neither a company registered under this name.

They cold call Timeshare consumers who were defrauded before and explain there is an upcoming court claim where the consumer can join in and claim their money back and compensation as well.

There are no charges to do this, so it all seems very plausible at the beginning.

The real “game” actually starts when the consumer is notified a settlement has been offered or there has been money awarded, and in order to go ahead there are fees to be paid.

Notaries, procurators, translations, you name it they need money for it!

A range of fake documents is produced by email to back up their lies.

For example tax documents often taken from the Internet and although in Spanish they are really from South American tax offices.

All the fees have to be paid by bank transfer, and again there seems to be a wide range of “procurators and notaries” with all kind of “exotic names”.

Contact details for Amador Galeca are:

Office address: Calle de V. Sanz, N14, 16, 38002, Santa Cruz De Tenerife

Freephone: 0800 802 1223

Email: galeca_ukclaims@consultant.com

As with most of these fake companies, there doesn’t seem to be an end to the requests for money.

Only when the consumer has paid over and over again and there is no progress at all and certainly the supposed awarded money has not been received…they realise it is a scam.

Please don’t let it go that far! 

If you have been approached by the above mentioned FAKE lawyers office from Amador Galeca, please contact us through the CONTACT FORM or leave a message on the blog.

 

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Website alert for www.TheClaimFinders.co.uk

Not always a company has to be a cold caller to recommend caution. We also do in those cases where we detect a website or publicity of companies that offer services related to Timeshare but don’t seem to be all that transparent.

This is the case of the website called www.TheClaimFinders.co.uk

The website has been registered only at the beginning of August and they have protected the names of the registrant, which is not something a genuine and normal company would do.

For a website which is only around 6 weeks old, the statement of “having helped thousands of clients who have had their cases upheld and have now been awarded millions of pounds in compensation” seems a bit exaggerated to say the least.

On the same website there is no mention at all about a company registration, no Companies House number, no address, nothing which is actually obligated by law for company websites.

There is no privacy statement or anything, so they don’t really promise they will protect your personal details if you happen to fill in their contact form.

A consumer who spoke to them though, told us that when he asked for their address the person on the phone said she could not provide these details in view of Data Protection!

In the small print they mention: “www.theclaimfinders.co.uk are a web-based service introducing you specialist companies and their services within the Timeshare and Holiday club claims sector. www.theclaimfinders.co.uk do not charge for this facility and are paid by the companies themselves. http://www.theclaimfinders.co.uk only refer people to No Win No Fee companies.”

Contact email is CLAIM@THECLAIMFINDERS.CO.UK and the person calling back after the initial inquiry send out to them is calling from telephone number: 0203 455 4602

Please when searching the web and running into websites like this, be careful with the information you fill in and provide to companies / people who are not duly identified.

Filling in forms like this can lead to receiving numerous cold calls throughout the years as your personal details can be passed from one to another.

If you had any dealings with The Claim Finders we would like to have your feedback.

 

 

 

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