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I have been dealing with a company specialising in Escrow

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I have been dealing with a company specialising in Escrow services - MGE Holdings Ltd. They claim to have ~27K of my funds which they say they will return to me after paying 10% up front. Can I ask them for an independent statement of the funds in the account (ie not just a line in their internal spreadsheets) that will give me confidence they actually have these funds and are not another scam company?? Many thanks in advance, Peter Cox
JA: Where are you? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: Oxford, UK
JA: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: I have asked them to send guarantees and an invoice, checked them out on the companies house website.
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: I have been let down by a similar Escrow company who were trying to return a bond, charged me all sorts of upfront fees and then disappeared, so I am now rather wary. I need to know these guys are legit.

Hello, I’m Ben. It’s my pleasure to assist you today. I may also ask for some preliminary information to help me determine the legal position.

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Customer: replied 18 days ago.
Hi Ben. MGE Holdings Ltd www.mgeltd.co.uk 0207(###) ###-####. Nathan Archer is my contact. I was put in touch with them through the German Property Group who claim they are returning a bond for an investment I made with them in 2013 GPG are going into liquidation and say they are returning funds to original investors.
Customer: replied 18 days ago.
Can we do this by text for now?

Thank you. Please note call requests are fulfilled in order, based on when they are requested; as soon as it is your turn, I will call you. Thank you for your patience.

Hi, here is the link to submit a report:

In order to report this, you should contact Action Fraud (The National Fraud and Cyber Crime Reporting Centre), by calling 0300(###) ###-####or online: https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/reporting-fraud-and-cyber-crime