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am told spanish court have settlement for fraud on buying time

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am told spanish court have settlement for fraud on buying time shares by XXXXX XXXXXon but £700 court fee required to release £35000. scam or not/
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Fraud Examiner
Expert:  Zoey, JD replied 3 years ago.
Hello,

My name is XXXXX XXXXX I can assist you with this problem.

This is a fraud, and the key to that is the up front fee. If a court has made a ruling that victims of a timeshare fraud are to be reimubursed, then you would just be sent a check. You never have to pay to release funds from a court ruling, and you never have to release funds that are already yours. The up front fee is the #1 sign of a scam.

When people get scammed, scammers put their name on a list, so that they can come back for another bite of the apple later on. One way in which they always do this is to pretend that they are a law firm or investigative agency that has your money and will give it back. For a fee, of course, and then another fee, and then another, until you realize that you're just being scammed all over again.

Send them no money. Report them to your local police and to Actionfraud.police.uk.

Spain is becoming very well known for scams like this one. There are warnings about that. See link and look at #2, for example.

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