THOUSANDS of people in Spain and other European countries received threatening emails apparently sent from a Torrevieja law firm’s address.
The messages, supposedly sent on behalf of a client, demanded rapid payment of an outstanding bill for €655.34 and accused the late-payer of being “shameless.”
No method for making payment was provided, although the emails gave numbers for a 24-hour landline and a mobile. Attempts to call these numbers were fruitless, with no reply from one and a recording on the other without an option for leaving a message.
The Guardia Civil are now investigating the emails’ origins, although communications’ experts told the Spanish media that the demands were probably an attack on the law firm’s reputation, possibly from a disgruntled client.