Hacked off

Hacked off
HACKED INTO: Mystery emails probably sent to damage Torrevieja law firm’s reputation Photo credit: Pexels

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.

Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.


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