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I am looking for a spanish speaking international lawyer

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Hi Pearl, I am looking for a spanish speaking international lawyer well versed in banking systems with Mexico.
JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: New Jersey
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: No - we have supposedly been granted money by the Mexican gov't due to timeshare fraud - I am skeptical as to the manner of funds transfer and would like to consult an attorney
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Yes, they told me that because I do not have a Mexican bank account that I have to have money in my account as a verification, which I do not understand I have been working with 2 attorneys in Mexico - that I did not hire, they came to me - so I do have names of people to contact and a contract that they sent me with the amount we were granted by Mexican court.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Maverick replied 10 months ago.

Welcome to Just Answer! My name is***** give me a few minutes to review your inquiry. Thank you for your patience.

Expert:  Maverick replied 10 months ago.

Did you have a timeshare in Mexico upon which you were defrauded?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
We paid money for a non existent timeshare and also were to sell them our 2 existing timeshares
I have been working with Mexican lawyers and have a settlement. Bank in Mexico wants a validation deposit for cross border transaction of about $1937.00. This is what is throwing up a red flag for me. I have contacts, documentation, emails. of what Mexican government granted us. Just want to make sure is legitimate before putting that money in my account. Law firm is MBS Empresarial and the bank is Banco de Mexico. Sr attorney Lic rodrigo Jimenez(###) ###-####and bank contact is Alberto Navarro Ramos
TELEFONO #52-55-3687-7146
DOMICILIO-Avenida 5 de Mayo #2, Colonia Centro
Código Postal 06059, Delegación Cuauhtémoc***@******.***
Expert:  Maverick replied 10 months ago.

Here is my suggestion to you. If all that is at stake is $1,937.00, it is unlikely that you will be ale to retain a private attorney to assist you with this. If it were me, I would book an appointment with the local Department of State's office and take all my paper work there and see if they can recommend a course of action for you where you would not later be accused of participating in criminal activity. Just a record of your meeting with them first BEFORE you act may serve to protect you.

As you rightfully have sensed, there are a lot of check deposit scams in play these days and it is unclear whether this might be one of them.

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