“Help, I Got Defrauded In Ecuador & Lost My Shirt..”
Unfortunately, it happens..Having the absolutely best of intentions, an unsuspecting foreigner while living in (or even just while visiting) our otherwise inviting and welcoming country of Ecuador, trusts in the wrong person (whether that person is/was a fellow foreigner or rather a national) and in effect the foreigner loses their shirt on an arrangement, deal, promise or signed/sealed agreement (often even fully notarized contract at that). In such a nefarious occurrence or situation, the question becomes a multi-faceted one of “who, what, when, where, why, how and if” is a foreigner to do, investigate and/or speak with, so as to avenge their already incurred or at least potential loss, in best attempting to not get stuck (or unstuck) from being “Up a River Without a Paddle” (mind the pun)?
The following article written by Attorney Sara Chaca that has been published on Cuenca High Life will examine the options that any foreigner has in Ecuador if/when faced with such a quandary, so as to clarify and shine light on the ways as well as the pros and cons of the most common (and legal) ways of prosecuting such an act/action committed against any foreigner’s interests in Ecuador: https://cuencahighlife.com/help-i-got-defrauded-in-ecuador-lost-my-shirt/
And as two for the price of one (yet again mind the pun), here too is a SECOND article written by Attorney Sara Chaca that has also been published on Cuenca High Life which well explains Ecuador’s legal system and how any filed legal case can transpire: https://cuencahighlife.com/ecuador-legal-cases-ecuadorian-court-matters-case-filings-appeals-and-the-like/
Of course, always feel free to contact Attorney Sara Chaca for a complimentary consult (free – $0.00) per any relevant legal matter, either in person, via phone or via Video Chat (i.e. WhatsApp or Zoom), through one of the below simple ways of reaching out to her at your convenience.
Phone: 099-296-2065 (Ecuador) OR 1-800-655-1581 (USA)
Physical Address: Calle Larga 6-16 & Hermano Miguel (2 story office building with balcony that shows directly above it the words “Ecuador Visas”)