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    Default Authencity of a Spanish Lawyer

    Is it possible to check the authencity of a Spanish Lawyer? I have been approached by a Lawyer who is offering to sue a Spanish Timeshare Company for fraud. The main problem is that they are asking for a fee of 10,000 up front.They have a Malaga address.

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    Dear Sir,

    Yes of course it's possible.

    There's a solicitors' database which groups all registered lawyers in Spain. In less than a minute one can confirm if your lawyer is indeed registered one and legitimate.

    As you happen to mention that you "have been approached" by a lawyer, and it hasn't actually been you who has contacted them first, I must issue a word of caution. Spanish lawyers and law firms do not cold call people. You should ask yourself how they came into possession of your personal contact details in first place. How do they have your investment details in a timeshare resort?

    There are lot of scammers posing as Spanish lawyers and law firms located in Spain fleecing foreigners requesting money up front offering them class action law suits/court actions to recover time share losses, when in fact they are not even lawyers, they are just a boiler room scamming people.

    I strongly suggest you read the following articles/posts written by us to avoid a potential scam specially if you’ve been cold called and they are requesting money up front from you:

    1. Careful with Scammers Posing as Spanish Lawyers - 18th March 2009

    2. 9 Tips on How to Determine if an Offer is a Scam- 17th October 2008

    3. European Mediation Limited

    4. Legal Advice Counsel


    If you have any doubts on the above you can always PM me.

    Yours faithfully,

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    Default Alberto Marquez Halcom

    Is Alberto Marquez Halcom a legitamate spanish law firm or a bogus made up scam Any help would be great Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul View Post
    Is Alberto Marquez Halcon a legitamate spanish law firm or a bogus made up scam Any help would be great Paul
    Dear Sir,

    No, it's a scam. There's no such law firm.

    They just have this webiste to fool people:

    www. marquezhalconabogado .com

    Please read the following articles:

    1. Careful with Scammers Posing as Spanish Lawyers - 18th March 2009

    2. 9 Tips on How to Determine if an Offer is a Scam- 17th October 2008

    3. Public Warning.-Scammers passing themselves off as Spanish lawyers and law firms - Friday 13th March 2009
    Last edited by Lawbird Lawyer; 07-08-2009 at 12:09 PM.

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    Default Legal Advice Counsel

    I havew also been appoached by "The Legal Adcice Counsel" claiming they can win me compenastion from Holiday Warehouse and Club Class Holidays and Reclaim Ltd . They have promised me over 7000 in compensation but have asked for 600 up front and 10% of any money sum gained for me by their actions.

    They have quoted a lawyer

    Carlos de Miguel Olivares No Colegiedo ( Licensce Number) 831 Abogado

    The Address on the letter headings emailed to me is


    Centro Comercial Guadalmina ,4
    Edificio 2 Local 88
    2976 San Pedro Alcantara
    Malaga , Spain


    Helpline 08719711864
    Tel 0034 952887206


    I have got 4 pdf documemts emailed to me one of which is a contract.

    I think this is a scam to get me to throw good money after bad. Can the above details throw any further light on this ?

    Grasie

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    Dear Sir/Madam,

    We take no stance on this company, we leave forum lurkers to make their own minds being factual in everything we write.

    The lawyer you mention is duly registered at Malaga's Bar Association. This company may then be outsourcing work over to him.

    Perhaps you should post this on their own thread:

    Legal Advice Counsel

    Yours faithfully,

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    Default Re: Scammer disguised as lawyer

    I have received a letter through the Australian Post re an unclaimed inheritence worth $12.8 million US dollars. I just happen to have the same last name. Sounds like a scam. Wanted to check with a register of lawyers in Spain but cannot find one.

    The lawyer is "Marcos Diego Asociados" and is signed by Javier Mata. They have a website with pictures etc.

    Am I right in suspecting these people as scammers? Thank you for your time.

    Wendy

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    Thumbs down Re: Scammer disguised as lawyer

    Just saw other parts of your forum which clearly says

    Marcos Diego Asociados

    is another scammer. Thanks for having this site. Saves people a lot of time.

    Wendy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Just saw other parts of your forum which clearly says

    Marcos Diego Asociados

    is another scammer. Thanks for having this site. Saves people a lot of time.

    Wendy
    You are welcome Wendy.

    Bogus law firm "Marcos Diego Asociados" are listed here:

    Public Warning.-Scammers passing themselves off as Spanish lawyers and law firms - Friday 13th March 2009

    You can check in less than a minute if a Spanish lawyer is legitimate i.e. registered to practice Law in Spain (just follow this link).

    Yours faithfully,
    Last edited by Lawbird Lawyer; 05-17-2010 at 10:55 AM.

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    Default Marco Diego Asociados Scam

    Just received the inheritance letter from Marcos Diego Asociados for 12.8 million dollars posted from Portugal

    Thank you for keeping us informed of this scam.

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