As you will be aware European Fine Wines have now been placed into Liquidation and we are currently working with the appointed Liquidator.
However, it has been brought to our attention that some customers have received telephone calls and letters (see below) from unknown individuals, claiming to be from London City Bond (LCB) and offering to buy their wines or in exchange for a fee, secure your stocks from the Liquidator.
These people do not work for LCB and we never cold call any customers offering such services.
Should you receive any such calls, we would urge you not to accept any offer under any circumstances.
If you are able to ascertain any details about the caller, number used etc we would be grateful for this information in order that we can pass this on to the Police.
Please feel free to contact our Customer Services team on 0843 659 3617 or at email@example.com for any further assistance.
12th Feb 2015
We write to confirm that we have located fine wine assets under your name which have been within our bonded warehouse. The storage for your assets are now due for renewal and so can you please inform us how you wish to proceed. We can offer you an option to sell your case of wine and we have been approached by an interested buyer who would like to present a formal offer of £7,228.91.
If you are happy to accept this offer of sale, a fee of £722.89 will be due to cover fees for the sale of which we will complete on your behalf.
Should you have any further queries, please contact us on 0207 859 4313.
Abbott Fielding/Grant Thornton – fake employees
This is a variant of the fake employees at London City Bond. This time the scamsters claim falsely to be employees the liquidators and for a fee can release clients' wines. Again this looks like advanced fee fraud.
Message from Nedim Ailyan of Abbott Fielding Limited: