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If using Ambasun watch out for their financial advisor - it cost me £5000 that I am fighting to get back

Amba Sun has a dodgy financial advisor - Extreme caution advised
07 May 2010 @ 04:00

I had a great trip with AmbaSun locating perfect property - BUT they have an in house Independant Financial Advisor (Teresa Lovett) who gave us inaccurate financial advise. causing us to deposit £5000 on a property.  When the incorrect advise prevented us purchasing the property, we found Teresa Lovett seemingly has no qualifications, tried to stitch up the UK financial advisor we used on the remortgage and actually gave incorrect figures from the start.   Unfortunatly Amba Sun do not understand the issue, will not return our deposit, but offered more thanthe deposit to enable us to complete.  They have never understood the position their advisor has put us in either.  She was also very lax in her organisation and unhelpful when filling out forms etc.  It was very suspicious thet they would offer anything to get the sale through, but not our deposit back.. Also what we were being offred mortgage wise was as far as I could find out, illegal in Spain.  There is something very fishy going on there.

I would be grateful of anyone who has experienced similar and how they managed to get their deposit back.  I am forwarding the complaint to the spanish equivilent of the FSA - Is their anyone else who should be informed, this can be stopped.

Re Question on details of Ambasun,

The details I have are as follows,

Ambasun Costa Blanca

Commercial La Ronda

Locales 5/6

03189

Alicante

Tel 965.320.675

Fax 965.321.016

e-mail:--sales@ambasuncostablanca.es

 

 

I suspect they are one and the same team/organisation.



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21 Comments


Melvyn Donaldson said:
07 May 2010 @ 20:23

I am involved with a Spanish Off Plan Construction in Jumilla Spain, which has gone pear shaped and I was introduced to it by Ambasun who had offices in Birmingham (UK) and Cabo Roig(Spain).
They seem to have disappeared from the Radar, if you know where they are based know, I would be very grateful if you would share the information.
Regards,
Melvyn Donaldson.


Chrissie said:
07 May 2010 @ 22:24

If you ring the telephone number at the top of the page, the manager is a k..b head (his name is Mr Hurst). He has an attitude that stinks and he deserves to be in prison. He said the Town Hall in Spain have been keeping their post and they have changed their address on numberous occasions. You will not see any of your money if you have gone via Ambasun because they are as crooked as they come.

The most up to date address is:
Ambasun Costa Blanca
Lomas de Cabo Roig
C/Caborca
Local 5/6
Orihuela Costa 03189 Alicante.
0034 96532 0675

Their Head Office which was based in Birmingham has gone into liquidation (lasgt year) but you will be able to speak to a nice man who has taken over the offices on 01675 43781, the offices are now owned by Irwin Mitchell. Sorry to sound so bitter but Ambasun are crooks and do not deserve to be able to sell properties at all. My advice is dont go near them with a barge poll. I have posted this on EOS on a number of occasions but still people fall into their trap.


redman said:
08 May 2010 @ 00:07

Thanks folks, we've been looking for these crooks for some time. Stole money from my credit card without my permission. Had my credit card details for initial deposit and when I returned to UK realised they had also taken extra €700 euros. Will be visiting them shortly...




brian neale said:
13 June 2010 @ 18:27

i was ripped off as well big time this year by ambasun im just waiting my time i allso will be visiting mr hurst when i got time with some not very nice friend ha ha e mail me if you like


brian said:
13 June 2010 @ 19:35

ambasun ripped me off as well and mr hurst have not heard the last of me yet but good luck i do not like this man


lcaaj10 said:
10 August 2010 @ 20:45

i know where Mr Hurst Lives


Chris said:
25 September 2010 @ 14:36

My husband and I were ripped off by Ambasun. We know were Mr Hurst lives his full name Michael George Hurst.


Eve said:
16 December 2010 @ 22:35

I am afraid you are sadly all wasting you time as they went into liquidation this year.I worked for them for 3 years but left before they changed their name to Ambasun Ccsta Blanca,and sack all of their staff with no redundancy payment.They were Ambasun international in Spain.

Ambasun Costa Blanca
Lomas de Cabo Roig
C/Caborca
Local 5/6
Orihuela Costa 03189 Alicante.
0034 96532 0675
This is not their most up to date address,but they are still on the Commercial La Ronda and a now called SPAIN PROPERTIES or something very close to that.They have changed their name but are still trading.Mr Hurst has been threatened many times but its mostly just all talk.All of Ambasuns assets were were taken away by La Guardia but they have been allowed to start a new business next door to the office under a different name.


richard said:
29 December 2010 @ 10:38

Hi Eve
I would very much like to contact you privatly as I am in a mess with Amba Sun but in Bulgaria but it is all under one umberella i.e brendan maxwell. I am not sure how this can be acheieved?


BS said:
06 May 2012 @ 00:59

We have been waiting over 3 years for a refund from Amba Sun, they took 6000 euros for a deposit, due to circumstances we could not complete. When we asked for the return of our deposit they had spent it!!.
We have received some money back, I have upto recently been contacting Mick Hurst on his Ambasun email, however recently the account was not recognised. Luckily I found his 'new address'
mhurst@spainpropertyshop.com the guy in overall charge is Carl ..., I do not know any more. If anyone has more RECENT info, address, telephone numbers etc I would be grateful.
Has anyone tried to take legal action against them?


g fleet said:
08 June 2012 @ 04:05

I worked for amba sun in 2006 as a property sales advisor , and they are defo on the wrong side of shady, crooked as they come.


Richard said:
25 June 2012 @ 08:07

A Brazilian invester is coordinating a group who also have been ripped off by Ambasun, he has managed to get the police interested in undertaking an investigation. It has been on going for several months now. I can tell you the investigation is active and is being undertaken by the MET.

To support that and widen the investigation to include the combined fraud perpetrated by the various officers and companies concerned with Bulgaria, Brazil, Spain and wherever else these folk have been operating you need to make a formal complaint. The details are below. So let's pull it together and lodge complaints as required. I have submitted mine this morning.
We need to contact Action Fraud to lodge our individual complaints to get a new investigation into Amba Sun Ltd, Amba Sun Invest Ltd, Amba Sun International and Vision Land Ltd instigated

lodge a complaint via the Action Fraud website which is http://www.actionfraud.police.uk

If you know of any other forum this needs to be on, please copy it. It is important as many people as possible make a complaint so their will be an individual officer assigned to the case.


Julia said:
25 June 2012 @ 17:51

Hi,

We have also been ripped of by Amba Sun Invest, bought 2 plots of land in Brazil and parted with 12,000, only to now find out company no longer exists. We have also been in contact with the Brazil invester who is trying to get as many people as possible to make a complaint, will be lodging ours this evening.


Louise said:
16 August 2013 @ 19:33

I used to work for Amber Windows which was ALSO run by Brendan Maxwell and his son Ben, the Ambasun office was in the same building. Alwasy thought it was a dodgy set up, I'm glad I got out of there when I did!



Louise said:
16 August 2013 @ 19:35

sorry, scrap that, Brendan Maxwell and his daughter Dawn Roberts who is married to Ben Roberts


shanel5 said:
29 August 2014 @ 17:01

I was also ripped off by Ambasun both in Spain and Brazil over £30.000 I am a single mom who bought up 5 kids on my own I kook out a loan on my house to pay these crooks I tried to get my money as the property wasn't built the lawyer took the developer to court I won but he dissapeared I may never get a penny Ambasun just didn't care once they took my money as for mr Hurst I hope he rots in hell and he will as what goes around comes around. I have lost my dream but he has worst to come. The lawyers are just as bad they want me to pay more money to take the bank in Spain to court but I have no faith in these people and I cant afford to loose another penny.


geordiejenny said:
22 November 2016 @ 14:08

I also was ripped off by Amba Sun 2006. See Sunday Post article 12 companies fine
for cold calling 4 million times in 2years Mr Maxwell and Mr Paul Bevan company
fined £50000. It all comes back to Birmingham and is there in clear sight. Log in
to www.sfo.gov.uk top left of screen contact us click 3 obtains will be given pick. middle option .Good luck everyone get your story to them more the merrier. Might
get some action !!!!!


LindaMcG said:
29 December 2016 @ 16:53

Hi there, Ambasun took £23,000 off of me in 2008 and then disappeared, I'd be very interested in hearing more on how we can get our money back? Is there a way?


LindaMcG said:
29 December 2016 @ 16:54

Hi there, Ambasun took £23,000 off of me in 2008 and then disappeared, I'd be very interested in hearing more on how we can get our money back? Is there a way?


LindaMcG said:
29 December 2016 @ 17:15

Actually, it was £29,000, I've just done what Geordie Jenny suggested and added my complaint to the Serious Fraud Office website in case there's enough people complaining and now I'll add it to Action Fraud as suggested by Richard above.


jhamiltonsmythe said:
12 April 2019 @ 09:41

Thought I would pass on an update regarding the whereabouts of the directors and head honchos of the now defunct Ambasun who owe not inconsiderable sums of monies to many of their clients and staff. Carl Wilson,Michael Hurst and several of the Ambasun team set up a new business not far from Ambasuns
Old premises in Cabo Roig,and are now situated in the commercial centre in La Fuentes in Campoamor.They are trading as Spain Property Shop.S.L.
Carl Wilson is a named director together with a Spanish lady as co director. Presumably the old head honchos are now merely employees. Hope this helps...


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