Scammers Targeting Attorneys

Talk about the Nigerian 4-1-9 scam in all its many variations, such as bogus checks sent from Nigeria to purchase used cars in the U.S. and many other variations of this scam.
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Scammers Targeting Attorneys

Postby ATLEsquire » Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:55 pm

I've been contacted by e-mail AND by phone from different scammers claiming to represent "medical supply companies" that were "stiffed" on payment for delivered goods. Example of the e-mail I received:

Counsel,

Sorry we were able to send to your view only the signed page because of the much pages.After a careful review we have agreed to employ your legal services and
attached herewith is a copy of relating documents to our claim for your
records.

Furthermore we had talks with our delinquent customers and we have brought
the possibility of litigation to their notice as we forwarded all
correspondence with you to them. They informed us that some Payment will
be effected on or before 20 July 2011.

This is a positive breakthrough for us as this development will eventually
reduce time and cost for all parties involved. However we do not intend to
introduce any legal pressure unless the deadline of the 20 May 2011 is
breached. We do hope you understand our position as we intend to introduce
litigation as a last resort.

We instructed that further correspondence including payment be made via
our legal representative (your firm). That way they know that litigation
is around the corner and they have no option but act as instructed.

Please confirm name and mailing address check payments is to be made out
on so we can forward it to them at once. It is also our thinking that your
retainer fee of be deducted as soon as funds are received by your firm
from our customer and the balance held in trust pending further
instruction.

More so once the dead line is been breached we will have no other option
than to have your fees sent directly to you for you to start up with what
you know how to do best which is litigation.

We await your urgent acknowledgment and requested details as time is of
the essence thank you.

Sincerely,
Mr.Thomas Wright
Mr Martins Edwards
Sales and Marketing Director
Zenith Medical
8 Ridgeway, Salisbury Road
Horsham, West Sussex UK, RH13 0AL, UK
TEL: +447024056168 / +447024036225
FAX: +441730888281


Company and address for the company are fake of course.

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Re: Scammers Targeting Attorneys

Postby Pottapaug1938 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:01 pm

I love the way that scammers who are obviously barely literate in English hold themselves out as members of a profession which requires expert literacy.
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Re: Scammers Targeting Attorneys

Postby wserra » Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:12 pm

We get those all the time - even though our website makes it clear that it's not our field.
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Postby Judge Roy Bean » Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:39 pm

wserra wrote:We get those all the time - even though our website makes it clear that it's not our field.


In the scam business especially, "when your only tool is a hammer, every problem appears to be a nail." :roll:
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Re: Scammers Targeting Attorneys

Postby ArthurWankspittle » Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:34 pm

ATLEsquire wrote:I've been contacted by e-mail AND by phone from different scammers claiming to represent "medical supply companies" that were "stiffed" on payment for delivered goods. Example of the e-mail I received:

Counsel,
......
Sincerely,
Mr.Thomas Wright
Mr Martins Edwards
Sales and Marketing Director
Zenith Medical
8 Ridgeway, Salisbury Road
Horsham, West Sussex UK, RH13 0AL, UK
TEL: +447024056168 / +447024036225
FAX: +441730888281


Company and address for the company are fake of course.
Well, maybe not fake but certainly someone else's. Wonder if the first number is genuinely the scammer's?
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Re: Scammers Targeting Attorneys

Postby Olsenfin » Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:56 pm

You'd think "because of the much pages" would be a tip-off.

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Re: Scammers Targeting Attorneys

Postby Cathulhu » Thu Jul 07, 2011 1:42 am

I'd certainly think someone in the UK could find an English speaker to write the scam. One of my own favorite T-shirts (the one I would wear when teaching scam classes) says, "Can you be helping me to transfer my large cash payment to your American banking account?"
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Re: Scammers Targeting Attorneys

Postby LaVidaRoja » Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:12 am

I've always resisted the urge, when presented with one of these 'opportunities' to take their check, deposit it, send them a check on a long-closed account and then request my bank give me interest for the period of time before everyone discovered the first check was bogus.
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Re: Scammers Targeting Attorneys

Postby cdj1122 » Sun Aug 14, 2011 3:10 am

LaVidaRoja wrote:I've always resisted the urge, when presented with one of these 'opportunities' to take their check, deposit it, send them a check on a long-closed account and then request my bank give me interest for the period of time before everyone discovered the first check was bogus.

I like that idea, not that it would provide you much money, but the pleasure of hearing them scream when the check you send bounces would be worth it. And I believe that you would hear the visceral scream all the way from Nigeria or wherever they are currently headquartered without the use of a phone or e-mail accout.
Since they would be asking you to send then the proceeds from a transaction of an non-existant account, using a closed account seems to be just.

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Re: Scammers Targeting Attorneys

Postby Kestrel » Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:25 am

Don't bother with the closed bank accounts. Pay them with real bills:

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