22 Jul, 2019 @ 13:25
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YOU TOO?: Brit scammed by bogus Sky TV box distributor fears ‘many more’ could be affected on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A BRITISH expat claims he has been scammed by a Costa Blanca company offering bogus Sky TV boxes.

Ray Gardner, who runs Moraira Plumbing, paid €99 for the set from Xpat TV Services back in March.

However, after months of failed promises and ignored emails, the box has still not turned up.

“The company kept telling me the courier couldn’t find me, but all my other deliveries get here,” Gardner told the Olive Press.

The longtime British expat, whose company has had a shop in Moraira for years, fears that the company has shut and now come back under a different name Sky Distributors Europe to scam more unsuspecting customers.

Neither Xpat TV Services nor Sky Distributors Europe are registered on Spanish Companies’ House.

None of the employees named in emails, including Sales & Programmer John Greenhill, could be contacted for reply.

Gardner feared ‘many more people’ could have been hit by the scam.

Have you been scammed by a TV box company? Call the Olive Press newsdesk on +34 951 273 575  or email [email protected]

Joshua Parfitt

Joshua James Parfitt is the Costa Blanca correspondent for the Olive Press. He holds a gold-standard NCTJ in multimedia journalism from the award-winning News Associates in Twickenham. His work has been published in the Sunday Times, Esquire, the Mail on Sunday, the Daily Mail, the Sun, the Sun on Sunday, the Mirror, among others. He has appeared on BBC Breakfast to discuss devastating flooding in Spain, as well as making appearances on BBC and LBC radio stations.

Contact me now: [email protected] or call +44 07960046259. Twitter: @jjparfitt

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