Scams Targeting Attorneys | Attorney Aaron Hall

Scams Targeting Attorneys

I have heard from a number of attorneys that scam artists are targeting lawyers claiming to need legal help. I have decided to posts these email messages here in case other attorneys receive them and wonder whether they are legitimate. There may be similar scams preying on other professions and businesses.

How Does the Scam Work?

The scam begins by the purported client contacting the attorney or law firm, asking for representation, signing a retainer agreement, and providing evidence of the legal issue. Then, the purported client notifies the lawyer that the matter has been resolved and a check is being sent from the opposing party to the law firm. The purported client tells the attorney to deduct from the payment the law firm’s legal fees and wire the rest to the client. After the firm wires the money to the client, the firm’s bank notifies the firm that the payment was fraudulent (for example, a fake cashier’s check). Unfortunately, the firm has already wired the money and wired funds cannot be recovered.

What You Should Know About the Scam

First, it is worth noting that the people named below are generally not real people. They are aliases developed by scam artists.

Second, the aliases are often very developed, including websites, business listings in directories, and in one case, what appeared to be a Dunn & Bradstreet profile. While your purported client may be false, the purported defendant is often a real company.

In one case, I spoke with a purported defendant who said attorneys around the country had been contacting him. Needless to say, a lot of people were wasting a lot of time on the scam. I have heard of at least one attorney falling victim to this scam.

How You Can Help Stop this Scam

If you receive other scam emails, please add them in the comments section below. Fortunately, some attorneys will be cautious and will search online for the names included in the email before engaging in the fraud. This web page will be a growing list of these fraudulent emails.

Also, if you have received one of these emails, please add a comment regarding the date and your general location, so we can track the activities of these scam artists.

Other Sites with Attorney Scams

Since I started posting scams here, I have encountered other attorney blogs with related scams (and some of the scams I have received). Rather than posting scams I receive here that are already online, I will be listing the sites where I found the scam posted.

Examples of Scam Emails

Without further ado, here are samples of the emails I have received:

Steve Larson:

From: Steven Larsen <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, Jun 1, 2011 at 3:41 PM
Subject: I need a commercial litigation lawyer
To:

I need a commercial litigation lawyer to handle a collection matter, I
will also need a referral if this is not your line of practice. Thank you
as I look forward to your response soonest.

Sincerely,
Larsen.

——

From: Steven Larsen <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 4:24 PM
Subject: RE: I need a commercial litigation lawyer
To: ahall.

Thanks for your reply. I represent Steven Lawson Tex Co Ltd based in United Kingdom. We got your contact information from the online Lawyers Directory as a result of our search for reliable firm to provide legal services as requested.

We request your representation to counsel us in litigation and enable us collect a debt owed to us in the amount of $900,000.00USD by a delinquent seller in your jurisdiction. We are of the opinion that once our presence is established in your state via a legal representative, our seller will have no option but comply with payment request and accompanied with legal action and litigation will push for the accounts to be paid to effectively.

We believe that a normal scenario will require a phone call or demand letter from you to our seller if your services is retained and litigation should be applied as a last resort.

We understand the concept of running a conflict check that is why we are providing our delinquent seller located in your state for your conflict check and to enable you present to us your retainer agreement for your services.

Falconer’s Cleaners & Laundry,
1229 E Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55407-1620

We will like to have a telephone conference with you on this issue as to let you know further details of this transaction.

We happened to have place an order of Machinery Equipment worth $1,800,000.00, and they demanded we pay 50 percent of the funds before delivering our products. Payment to the seller was made in January of 2011 and our calculation shows that delivery is above three Months late, for the regular purchase agreement requires seller to effect goods not later than 60 days upon payment or legal action may be enforced if delivery delay exceeds 90 days.

It will be very helpful if we receive your retainer agreement for review. This will enable our board decide on the conditions of the retainer in our next board meeting. Also once we have reviewed your agreement I will forward you supporting documents i.e., proof of payment, sales invoice, wire transfer slip. This will enable your firm start working on this case. I will also call you to follow up on this matter once your firm has agreed to take on this case.

We thank you for your business as we look forward to your prompt response.

Sincerely,
Steven Larsen.
President
Larsen Fabrics Limited
19-23 Grosvenor Hill,
London W1K 3QD
Tel:+447045706686
Fax:+448447747720

Kevin Brady:

From: Kevin Brady <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 3:23 PM
Subject: CASE DETAILS
To: Aaron Hall

Dear counsel,

Thank you for your earnest response. Let me start by introducing the company I represent. Channel Electronics and Security Limited are acknowledged security and electrical experts throughout United Kingdom, it’s authorized to cooperate with foreign individuals and partners for a comprehensive range of security solutions for domestic and commercial premises in the European regions and other parts of the world. We export and Import some of our products in North America and Europe.

We request your representation to counsel us in litigation and enable us collect a debt owed to us by a delinquent seller. We do appreciate your time in reviewing our request and we will do everything possible to insure a smooth and hitch free business relationship. We are ready to work with you to achieve our goal as the importance of your services cannot be over emphasized.

We are of the opinion that once our presence is established in your state via a legal representative our seller will have no option but comply with payment request and accompanied with legal action and litigation will push for the accounts to be paid attention to effectively.

We believe that a normal scenario will require a phone call or demand letter from you to our seller if your services is retained. Although we believed that litigation should be applied as a last resort as we intend to preserve the relationship we have with our seller. Though we do hope not to resort to litigation unless all other options are exhausted but we will like the comfort of knowing that the option is available and letting our seller know that litigation may be enforced if the option becomes necessary.

We understand the concept of running a conflict check that is why we are providing our delinquent seller located in your state for your conflict check and to enable you present to us your retainer agreement for your services.

Allied Electronics Inc,

6120 EARLE BROWN DR

BROOKLYN CENTER , MN 55430.

This particular seller owes approx. $950,720.00 and the delivery is overdue as our regular purchase agreement requires seller to effect goods not later than 60 days upon payment or legal action may be enforced if delivery delay exceeds 90 days. We happened to have placed an order of enclosures, racks and cabinet materials worth $1,901,440.00, and they demanded we pay 50 percent of the funds before delivering our products. Payment for this seller was made in 10th February of 2010 and our calculation shows that delivery is a Months late.

It will be very helpful if we receive your standard retainer agreement. This will enable our board decide on the conditions of the retainer in our next board meeting. Also once we have reviewed your agreement I will forward you supporting documents i.e., proof of payment, sales invoice, so your firm can start working on this case. It’s not my company policy to give out documents when we have not agreed on retaining your firm.

We thank you for your business as we look forward to your prompt response.

Sincerely,

Mr Kevin Brady
Business Executive
Channel Electronics and Security Ltd
23 Avon Riverside Est, Victoria Road
Avonmouth Bristol BS11 9DB
Land Tel-+44 7526305058
Mobile-+4470457526952,+447045733570
Fax-+441173376725
[email protected]
[email protected]
www.ceasltd.co.uk

 

Howard Fox:

Howard Fox
[email protected]

Hello,

My name is Howard fox and I am inquiring about the availability of your firm in the civil litigation of a default loan agreement. Please let me know if this is an issue your firm can handle.

Sincerely
Howard Fox

Robert Brooks:

Dear Counsel,

In regards to your mail, below is the contact email of Mr Brooks.

Mr Robert Brooks.
Email-([email protected])
Tel-9172100194.

Please send me the engagement letter so that we can proceed with this issue with Mr Brooks and attach is the payment slip of the payment made to Mr Brooks.
Howard Fox
Director
Bristol medical equipment ltd
20 surrey close,Granby industrial estate,
weymouth, dorset, dty 7ty Uk
www.bristolmediequip.co.uk

Owen Reid:

Mr.Owen Reid
[email protected]
+447024077495
I need a business litigation lawyer to handle our collection matter.

Mr. Owen Reid

Johnson Smith:

Johnson Smith
[email protected]

Dear Counsel,

I need a business litigation lawyer to handle
collection matters, do get back to me for details.

Johnson Smith

Naomi Dyer:

From: Naomi Dyer [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Tuesday, December 08, 2009 10:36 AM
Subject: Re:Legal Representative

Hi Counsel,

My name is Naomi Jean Dyer. I am contacting your firm in regards to a divorce settlement with my ex-husband (Ashak R.Dyer) who resides in your jurisdiction. I am currently on assignment in Asia. We had an out of court agreement (Collaborative Law Agreement) for him to pay $848,900.00 plus legal fees. He has only paid me $184,000.00

I am hereby seeking your firm to assist in collecting the balance from
him. He has already agreed to pay me the balance but it is my belief that a Law firm like yours is needed to help handle the collection process from my ex or litigate this matter if he fails to pay as promised.

Sincerely,

Naomi Jean Dyer

On Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 4:40 AM, Naomi Dyer <[email protected]> wrote:

Attention: Aaron Hall

I tried calling a couple of times and with the time difference (+16 hrs EST) it is difficult to gauge the best time to reach you.

We agreed under this Collaborative Law Agreement for a one time cash settlement of $848,900.00. To his credit, he has paid me $184,000.00 but still owing $664,900, He is aware of my intention to seek legal actions.

I want you to act as my attorney in the collection of this payment from Ashak Rustom Chipman. You are to represent me in connection with any matter with the resolution of the settlement expressed in the collaborative law agreement reached. I understand that if my ex-husband does not voluntarily pay, it may be necessary to file a legal proceeding against him.

The lawyer that helped me with the matter earlier is retired now and based in Ireland, find contact details below for reference.

Sanzone Randolph
Address: 96 Seamount St Helens Blackrock Co. Dublin
Tel: 00353 877 537 550

My Ex-Husband want to have a record showing that he has paid the balance to me.

I will be pleased to provide further information on this matter on request. I expect this to be a non-litigation matter. I have just advised him of my intention on retaining your firm. This was an out of Court agreement, therefore I never dealt in front of Court for divorce. This agreement is private and never approved by a Judge.

I am having troubles attaching my agreement files, could you provide me with a fax line and give details on retainer procedure.

Sincerely,

Naomi Jean Dyer
179 Prince Edward Road West,
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: +852-8125-4852
Fax: +852-3015-1820

Jenifer Kama:

On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 6:57 AM, <[email protected]> wrote:

Dear in-Christ,

I am contacting you to let you know my desire to establish a charity foundation in your country with this sum $5.500.000 (five Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars) which I inherited from my late husband (Proffessor Kingsley Kama) It is my desire to see that this money is invested to any business / organization of your choice in your country and distributed each year among the charity organizations, motherless baby’s home, mosques, churches, Schools, supporting destitute aged men and women or whatever you may have in mind that will be to the benefit of the less fortunate.

I took this decision because I am presently hospitalized here in (Benin Republic ) where I am undergoing treatment for my up coming breast cancer surgery operation and alternative treatment for my cerebrovascular disease (stroke).

As you may wish to know there are no risks involved in this whole transaction, I therefore look forward to your early reply so that I will give you all the relevant information that will authorise the release and transfer of the said fund across to you as my duly assigned representative.

Thanking you in advance for your consideration,

Mrs.Mrs.Jenifer Kama,
NO: 7485 Chime _ Avenue
City: Cotonu
Benin Republic,
Off Douglas Dagogo Jack crescents,
G .R.A, Cotonu,
E-mail: ( [email protected] )

From,
Mrs.Jenifer Kama.

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86 comments
Stephanie Weaver says December 6, 2011

Bruce Shattock contacted our law firm on 11/29/2011. We are located in Columbus, Ohio.

Mark Watson says December 10, 2011

Bruce Shattock contacted our law office in Zanesville, Ohio in late November. He used a fake Citibank Official check. Fortunately no money was lost.

Diana says May 29, 2012

Thank you for the warning. I have just received an email from a one Liudmila Yuldasheva claiming to have entered a Divorce Settlement with her ex-husband. As i was searching the net for a background checck, i landed on your message. Thank you so much. It has saved me lots of time.
Kind regards,

Bame Kang Everistus says May 30, 2012

Just recieved an email from one Liudmila Yuldasheva claiming to have divorce settlement agreement to be enforced. I smelled faoul play and when I checked online for the lawyers whose name feature on the boguds agreement I landed on this site.
Thanks a zillion I am a lawyer in Douala Cameroon West Africa

BusyClerk says June 13, 2012

I just got an email from Liudmila Yuldasheva with the same bit about divorce settlements. Last week I got a similarly worded email from a Jennifer Wong, with an invalid return email address.

Cheers, guys, this saved me a lot of time.

I’m in Minneapolis.

Kiwilawyer says June 14, 2012

I just received an email from Liudmila Yuldasheva – googled her and came up with your site. Great service, thanks! I’m in New Zealand.

Aaron Hall, Minnesota Lawyer says June 14, 2012

Kiwilawyer,

We’re glad we could help!

Sherif Hefni says June 20, 2012

Just received the email from Liudmila Yuldasheva. Thanks for the heads up.

Sherif – Egypt

Jan Mauric says June 23, 2012

I received also an e-mail from Liudmila Yuldasheva. I answered and became back documents with the divorce settlement. I wondered that the scanned documents are too clear as made direct from MS Word. Also the signatures are evrywhere the same. So I tried to google some information and found your site. Thanks a lot.

Jan Mauric

I’m from Prague, Czech Republic.

vitor albuquerque says August 6, 2012

I also received an email from Liudmila Yuldasheva. After my answer i received another email with same documents, including an american passport. I tried same other information and i find your site.
Thanks.
I,m from Lisbon, Portugal

vitor albuquerque

Jennifer Escobar says October 17, 2012

“Kathleen Lyn Hernandez” & “Brian Smith” & “Real Japan Co., Ltd” got the best of us today. Wish we would of known of this site beforehand.

Our firm is located in Boca Raton Florida.

From: Kathleen Hernandez [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Tuesday, October 09, 2012 11:54 PM
To: William Shaheen
Subject: Re: Signed Agreement.

Dear Mr. Shaheen,

Good day to you. Sorry for not getting back to you soon as promised. Work has been highly demanding over here lately.

Attach is the signed copy of the agreement. This is to inform you that a retainer fee for $7,500 as requested has been mailed to your office; also my borrower (Mr. Smith) had just confirmed to me that they have made a partial payment in the amount of $160,000.00 in your firm’s name without delay to avoid being litigated.

I am presently away on a reconstruction contract. I will give you a follow up call as soon as time permit hopefully, within the week.

Please note that as soon as you receive the funds, do notify me for further directives.

Once again, thank you so much for making this happened.

Ms. Hernandez

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Anne Brady says November 6, 2014

Hello Anne,

Thanks for reaching out. We contacted Walgreen and requested they give us a price list of some goods we needed urgently. They responded confirming those goods were available and at a great price too, so we decided to deal with them. We placed an order for importation of medical equipments from the said company after a signed agreement. We met all the conditions contained in the agreement including the 50% payment due before the delivery of the goods. We had understanding and these orders are expected to arrive here after one month of payment. We wrote them after one month of the payment as the time we agreed upon has elapsed, to make them aware that we have run out of patience and want our money refunded. We have tried to resolve this issue amicably but our entire plea has landed on deaf ears, which is why we have decided to put an end to it finally. We know we cannot do this alone again, which is why we need a reputable firm like yours to step in.

This has lingered for months and we have sourced the equipments from another company after notifying them. Note, that our agreement is that they will refund the 50% we paid them if they fail to supply the said goods before the stipulated date stated in the agreement. After much pressures and threats of lawsuit, they made a part payment of the 50% sent to them. We have been in communication with them daily and attached to this email, you will find all documents regarding this transaction for your read-through. In our last correspondence, walgreen asked us to give them more time to complete the payment and we did. Till date we have not heard nor receive any payment from them. We therefore want you to take legal actions to compel the return of our money without further notice to Walgreen. Below are the company details.

WALGREEN
2610 W THUNDERBIRD RD
PHOENIX, AZ 85023

Our business have suffered so much because of this time wasting, and has caused a great strain on our company’s operational capital. As you may understand, losing seven-figures would indeed be devastating to nearly any Business, besides we like to keep a very healthy relationship with people we do business with. We are tired of letting this company take us for a ride and see us like fools. Even if it means litigation at this point, we are ready. What we require from your firm is to provide legal advice, and bring actions in court against Walgreen, if need be. We would like to know a few things about your firm and also how you intend to handle this case. Find our concerns below.

• What kind of background or experience do you have in this specific area? • Have you actually taken a similar case to trial before? • How will you be charging for your representation? If it is hourly billing – how often do you bill, what items are billable, and what are the hourly rates? • What are your firm’s communication policies? • What are the possible outcomes and alternatives of my matter? • Do you recommend exploring settlement or attempting to negotiate with the other side? • How familiar are you with the jurisdiction that the case will be handled in? However, if you are able to help us with legal services do have your fee agreement prepared and forwarded to us for proper review of your terms and conditions to enable us know if we can employ your services. If you have any questions contact me personally anytime by email or call. You would find contact details at my signature block.

Best Regards,

Luke Hart
Managing Director, Creo Pharma Ltd
Felsted Business Centre Felsted, Essex CM6 3LY United Kingdom
PHONE: +447937416985
FAX: +44 (0) 1371 822044
Company Number 6082846

Bob says November 11, 2014

We also received the Walgreen/Luke Hart email below at our law firm in Michigan in November 2014. One clue, the email address domain didn’t match the company’s domain. The poor grammar is another clue. Thanks for posting these scams.

Derek Phillips says April 20, 2015

Dear Thompson Hall:

I received this e-mail today:

Hello,

Please I want to file a complaint with respect to a contract dispute and I need your legal representation.

Sincerely,
Uku Liive.
—————————

While someone nominally Uku Liive has an equally nominal LinkedIn profile, he’s listed as having an Estonian background. Incongruously, the e-mail address is attributed to a Taiwanese hospital.

One more shark in the waters to avoid.

Thanks for curating this collection.

Derek Phillips

Brad Bettin says June 3, 2015

Here’s one ..

Phil Coffey – a reputable architect in the UK – was in the States visiting when his dog was run over. An uncle put him in touch with an attorney friend, who he hired (and paid a $3,000 retainer) and a settlement was negotiated immediately. Unfortunately, the attorney, who was a sole practitioner, died before the agreement was consummated, and now the other party isn’t paying.

Looked up the attorney, called the phone number, which directed me to the Court appointed attorneys who are wrapping up his practice. There’s no such client, no such file, no such retainer.

Quote “client” a retainer – he can’t tender it in local funds, he’d have to wrire it in . . . blah blah blah.

Nathan says July 1, 2015

Here’s another:

Dear Counsel,

This letter is to inquire if your law firm handles Purchase transactions and agreements in your area. A referral will be welcome if this is not your area of practice or Jurisdiction.

Sincerely,
Ka Chung Ng
Director
Wo Yuen Co Ltd
RM A2 6/F Hong Kong Indl Bldg 444-452 Des
Voeux RD W, Western District, Hong Kong.

Vanessa Prieto says July 19, 2015

I also received 2 calls from a scam in England-the Phil Coffey/dog death scam. He’s a fraud!

Mike DeRose says July 22, 2015

Everything about this company checked out. So I’m not sure if they’re legit and being victimized or whether the scam artists are extremely sophisticated and covered their tracks to the extent you could pull up info on this company thru google going all the way back to 2003. I know the “defendant” is a legit individual who was victimized and notified our local bar of the scam through his in-house counsel. I talked to this individual briefly through an email, and basically told him if you can work it out great, if not, call me and we’ll see if something can be done. Three days later there was a check on my desk in an envelope for the entire amount with a voicemail from a guy claiming to be Chris Ploutarhou. I called back and he asked me to cash the check, deduct the fee, and then wire him the money. But he asked if there was anyway we can wire the money that day because he had a retreat to attend in Germany. I told him there was absolutely no chance that we would wire money before the check cleared with the bank, at which point he simply said okay and we hung up. I never did anything with the check because it seemed very suspicious and then two days later I rec’d the email from our local bar about this exact individual attempting to scam people around the county where I work. Why would anyone EVER wire money before the check clears?????? Hopefully amongst lawyers this scam works 0% of the time. Here it is:

Michael,

Christopher Ploutarhou of gpad Architecture & Interior Design UK here.

We provide high end architectural and design services.

I have a breach of contract issue against a client in Princeton New Jersey ,i am owed $170,000 USD in unpaid debts for architectural and design services rendered.

A friend recommended i contacted a local attorney,she reckons that will get the client’s attention which is why i you are receiving this email.

Hopefully this is a matter you can handle for me.

Best wishes

Christopher Ploutarhou, CEO
gpad, ltd
Unit 1
9a Dallington Street
London EC1V oBQ
+447452181099
[email protected]

Len Hart Nibbrig says September 18, 2015

I was contacted by “Christopher Ploutarhou” from “GPAD, Ltd.” and “Danny Shafrir” of that entity. They alleged that they were owed $170,000 by a client at a local address. After reviewing Mr. DeRose’s July 22, 2015 posting, I refused to pick up the certified mail sent to me. I must thank this law firm for this site and Mr. DeRose for his posting.

Mike Fleming says October 12, 2015

I just received the “GPAD Architects” e-mail from “Danny Shafrir”. Identical to the one Mike DeRose posted except for the name and the location of the Defendant. GPAD has two nice websites with Mr. Shafrir and Mr. Ploutarhou both listed as principals. Pretty elaborate scam. Thanks for posting this.

Josh C. says October 12, 2015

I just received the “GPAD” e-mail from “Danny Shafrir” a few days ago as well. Here is the e-mail I received:

Top of the day to you,

My name is Danny Shafrir,I am the Head Architect at GPAD Architects here in the Uk.

We specialise mainly high end architectural designs and we also do renovations of historic and listed ones.

I am contacting you because we have an unpaid debt issue against a former client in Charleston County, SC, We are owed $170,000 USD in unpaid bills for design services.

Our efforts to reach him has been futile so an old friend recommended i retained local counsel,he reckons that should get his attention.

I await your prompt response to this matter.

Regards
****************************************************************
The alleged defendant was a real defendant with a real local address. As Mr. Fleming mentions below, the scam is fairly elaborate.

Francois says November 10, 2015

I just received this email from Shamoon Patwari of Diamond Architects:

Francois,

Top of the day to you,i am Shamoon Patwari of Diamond Architects. I am was referred to you by the Bar Association. We have an unpaid bill matter against a client in Santa Ana California,we are owed $97,000.00 USD in Architectural and design services rendered.

We have been trying to get in touch but his responses are very sporadic so an old colleague recommended that we contacted local counsel,she reckons that should get us moving.

I await your prompt response to this matter on steps that can be taken.

Regards

Shamoon Patwari.
DIAMOND ARCHITECTS
23-28 Penn Street, London N1 5DL
Tel; +44 123 380 0644
[email protected]

Dr. Michael Paroussis says November 17, 2015

Beware of Christine Hoffmann!
Law Firm Dr. H. Papaconstantinou and Partners, Athens, Greece

The fake case to handle:

My name is Christine Hoffmann and my address is 48 Av. Hermes,
Candiac, Quebec J5R 3R7, Canada. On March 4th, 2013, I lend Michael
Wolf whom now resides in your jurisdiction the sum of $620.000.00 with
8.5% interest on two years fixed term and to pay back March 4th, 2015.
He had only paid me $140,000 but still owing $480,000.

He used to live here in Quebec before the loan was made, but has ever
since relocated to your jurisdiction (Athens). I was advised to seek
legal assistance in my borrower new jurisdiction which is why I
contacted you to act as my counsel in retrieving these funds. There
has not been any attorney working on this case. Different payment
dates have been promised and I still have not received anything. My
last contact with my borrower, I was told I would receive payment not
later than Mid April 2015 and till now, nothing has been paid.

Kindly let me know what your fees would be in order for me to inform
Mr. Wolf to expect contact from you, as you have been authorized to
act on my behalf. On your approval, I would like to forward your
details to him, so he knows a law firm is now involved, and that I
could sue for breach of agreement if he does not oblige to the terms
of the loan agreement. I would like to give him this last chance to
fulfills his obligations before we start legal proceeding if need be.

Please do get back to me so I could furnish you with the required
details to contact my borrower on my behalf. I know he respects the
law, and wouldn’t want to be litigated. Before we proceeds, kindly
forward your Fee / Client Engagement Agreement for my review, and if
satisfied with terms and conditions upon receipt; I shall make
immediate provision for the fee for you to begin work.

Thank you for your anticipated co-operation and understanding. Contact
me should you require more information. I have attached here a copy of
the Loan Agreement Promissory Note and proof of partial payment He
made for your peruse. My borrower’s name is Michael Wolf.

Regards,

Christine Hoffmann.

R. Kocken says November 22, 2015

We’ re a fairly small law practice in Haarlem, The Netherlands. We received an e-mail from Christine Hoffmann (via : [email protected]). The First ons was send to my office on the 12th of November last. I just received a second one, simular to the one Dr. Michael Paroussis receiver (see blow).

Higbie says November 30, 2015

I received this email that after some digging I’ve come to believe is a scam.

On Mon, Nov 23, 2015 at 4:13 PM, Akira Muira wrote:

Good Day,

My name is Akira Muira, operatinos manager for Globe CO Ltd. Japan. I found your email in an online legal directory and wish to hire your service to recover a Long overdue debt from a customer in USA who has refused to pay. Please let me know if you offer this kind of service and how to proceed.

Thanks and regards

Akira Muira

Operations Manager

Globe CO. Ltd

1-9-1 Miyamoto Cho Handa City, Aichi pref. Japan
[email protected]

Michael Wolf says January 14, 2016

My name is Michael Wolf . I am not a lawyer . My name and address is being used in one of the scam letters below . I have received letters from four law firms to date .Three located in Germany and one in Greece . I have contacted the firms involved and alerted them to this scam .Question…Can I be held liable for anything involving this scam ?

James Ono says January 15, 2016

I received recently an email from Shamoon Patwari, Architect from Diamond Architects of London, about a claim against some individual who owed them $97,000.00 for design work. I noticed the same guy has a similar claim against someone in Santa Ana, CA. These are scams.

About some months ago, I got an email from Toshiaki Higashihara, claiming to be with Hitachi Group, and is owed some $400,000 from a company in SO. California. Also a scam. They even sent me a check for $250,000 on a Canadian bank…didn’t deposit.
Be careful out there, if it sounds to good to be true, it’s a scam!

Kristin Irwin says January 22, 2016

I received an email from Shamoon Patwari, same as James Ono describes, below, except it was for a claim in the area where I work. They have an extremely elaborate website, linked-in profile etc. but it didn’t pass the smell test. This was the text of the email:

Kristin,

I am Senior Architect at Diamond Architects based in the UK.I found you from the State Bar of California and am contacting you regarding an unpaid invoice matter against a client in Thousand Oaks CA,The unpaid invoice is the amount of $98,000.00 USD.

The design services were completed as per the contract and the whole project was completed in November 2014.

We have been requesting payment for a while now to no avail,so an old colleague recommended that we contacted local counsel which would get his attention.

Do let me know if this is something you can handle.

Regards

Kevin Nash says January 27, 2016

Another one to watch out for!

__________________________________

Mami Sasaki

7:23 AM (9 hours ago)

to me
Hello Kevin

I want to inquire if your firm handles Purchase Transactions and preparing of Agreements in California, USA. A referral will be welcome if this is not your area of practice.

Best Regards,
Mami Sasaki
Director
Daito Trust Construction Co., Ltd
http://www.kentaku.co.jp/e/

________________________________________

Hello Kevin,

This is a follow up email in regards to my request to you in my previous email; My company is in the process of selling one of its Dredgers. Please find below the name of the proposed buyer for your conflict check. I want to know your hourly rate for preparing a purchase agreement.

PROPOSED BUYER:

Manson Construction
772 Tuna St # C, San Pedro
CA 90731, United States

I await your prompt response.

Best Regards,
Mami Kunihiko Sasaki
Director
Daito Trust
Construction Co., Ltd
http://www.kentaku.co.jp/e/

Ana says February 5, 2016

Yesterday:

From: Jeyasri Pakeerathan ([email protected])
Re: Case:

Please advise if you are in a position to assist me with a breach of contract case.

Regards


I replied that it was not my area of expertise and asked if their case was even in California, thinking it probably didn’t and I just direct them to the appropriate lawyer referral service.


Today

Dear Ana,

We appreciate you giving us a chance to discuss our case. We placed an order for some goods from Fastenal Company back in August, 2015 and the terms of the sales contract requires we to pay 50% of the total cost of the ordered goods before delivery and the balance after we have received the same goods. However, after we made the 50% initial deposit, we did not receive any goods as required. The goods ought to be delivered in September, 2015. More time was given to them to deliver the goods which they were still unable to meet with. Hence, we requested for a refund.

We have made several efforts to have them refund the initial deposit, but to no avail. We have therefore decided to resort to legal means since there is an existing agreement prior to the transaction. Find below details of the supplier for your conflict check.

Fastenal Company
1011 25th St
San Francisco, CA USA 94107

We have suffered so much loss as a result of this failed transaction and we are ready to proceed with litigation if the need should arise. Let us know the best way to have this issue tackled and we will comply as long as we get results. Furthermore , we have concerns and would like you to respond in detail in your reply.

Are they any foibles you see in this case? If litigation is involved, the distance gives us some concern with regards to court appearances. How can this be handled?
How much is your legal fee? Do you charge on hourly basis or contingency? What should we expect from you? Any guarantees? Please advise on your assessment of this case. A quick response will be appreciated.

Regards,
K. S. Wong
Founder and Chairman of the Board
Smart Timing Steel Limited
Unit 913 914 9th Floor New East Ocean
Ctr No 9 Science Museum Rd Kowloonhk, Hong Kong

Richard says February 9, 2016

Almost identical email Ana received from Smart Timing Steel, except the debtor was supposedly Home Depot. This web page and Ana’s post helped us sniff it out.

Eduardo Bertran says February 9, 2016

Just received a similar email from Smart Timing Steel. We’re a commercial litigation boutique based out of Miami, Florida

Ivan says February 10, 2016

I also got email from the scammer, i am an advocate from Jakarta, Indonesia.

Jisoo Kwon Feb 8 at 8:30 PM

Please advice if your firm handles breach of contract cases related to business law/Litigation.

Bryan says February 10, 2016

I received this email today.

We appreciate you giving us a chance to discuss our case. We placed an order for some goods from Fastenal Company back in August, 2015 and the terms of the sales contract requires we to pay 50% of the total cost of the ordered goods before delivery and the balance after we have received the same goods. However, after we made the 50% initial deposit, we did not receive any goods as required. The goods ought to be delivered in September, 2015. More time was given to them to deliver the goods which they were still unable to meet with. Hence, we requested for a refund.

We have made several efforts to have them refund the initial deposit, but to no avail. We have therefore decided to resort to legal means since there is an existing agreement prior to the transaction. Find below details of the supplier for your conflict check.

Fastenal Company
9490 Deereco Road
Timonium, MD USA 21093

We have suffered so much loss as a result of this failed transaction and we are ready to proceed with litigation if the need should arise. Let us know the best way to have this issue tackled and we will comply as long as we get results. Furthermore , we have concerns and would like you to respond in detail in your reply.

Are they any foibles you see in this case? If litigation is involved, the distance gives us some concern with regards to court appearances. How can this be handled?
How much is your legal fee? Do you charge on hourly basis or contingency? What should we expect from you? Any guarantees? Please advise on your assessment of this case. A quick response will be appreciated.

Regards,
K. S. Wong
Founder and Chairman of the Board
Smart Timing Steel Limited
Unit 913 914 9th Floor New East Ocean
Ctr No 9 Science Museum Rd Kowloonhk, Hong Kong

Robert says February 10, 2016

I recieved this email yesterday:

We appreciate you giving us a chance to discuss our case. We placed an order for some goods from Fastenal Company back in August, 2015 and the terms of the sales contract requires we to pay 50% of the total cost of the ordered goods before delivery and the balance after we have received the same goods. However, after we made the 50% initial deposit, we did not receive any goods as required. The goods ought to be delivered in September, 2015. More time was given to them to deliver the goods which they were still unable to meet with. Hence, we requested for a refund.

We have made several efforts to have them refund the initial deposit, but to no avail. We have therefore decided to resort to legal means since there is an existing agreement prior to the transaction. Find below details of the supplier for your conflict check.

Fastenal Company
9000 Brentwood Blvd. Suite E
Brentwood, CA USA 94513

We have suffered so much loss as a result of this failed transaction and we are ready to proceed with litigation if the need should arise. Let us know the best way to have this issue tackled and we will comply as long as we get results. Furthermore , we have concerns and would like you to respond in detail in your reply.

Are they any foibles you see in this case? If litigation is involved, the distance gives us some concern with regards to court appearances. How can this be handled?
How much is your legal fee? Do you charge on hourly basis or contingency? What should we expect from you? Any guarantees? Please advise on your assessment of this case. A quick response will be appreciated.

Regards,
K. S. Wong
Founder and Chairman of the Board
Smart Timing Steel Limited
Unit 913 914 9th Floor New East Ocean
Ctr No 9 Science Museum Rd Kowloonhk, Hong Kong
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Richard Hyppa says February 15, 2016

I am an attorney in California. I received email from “Bridget Christena Green” who says her company wants to hire me to collect some receivables. Closed with “HR Personnel” so it appears bogus, in addition to the fact that I received it from an unusual email address at “uwo.ca” and it refers to collecting receivables. Wanted to alert others. I will let you know the outcome. Unless I am too busy spending 100’s of 1,000’s of new money. Bwahahaha!

Nezhia Burkes says February 16, 2016

I am an attorney in California. received an email from Shamoon Patwari:

I am Senior Architect at Diamond Architects based in the UK.I found you from the State Bar of California and am contacting you regarding an unpaid invoice matter against a client in Alameda County CA,The unpaid invoice is the amount of $97,500.00 USD.

The design services were completed as per the contract and the whole project was completed in November 2014.

We have been requesting payment for a while now to no avail,so an old colleague recommended that we contacted local counsel which would get his attention.

Do let me know if this is something you can handle.

Regards

Kerry says February 17, 2016

I received the email from Mr. Wong of Smart Timing Steel. I knew it was a scam when I googled the company and the first 3 pages of results were all good publicity. This is a trick used to clean up a bad online reputation.

It seems Fastenal Company moves around alot. They are now located in Paso Robles, CA.

The initial email was sent from Linda Pocztanski . I thought it was interesting that the email address appears to be from Western University in Ontario, Canada. Don’t know if that is traceable.

Follow up email was from: Smart Timing Steel Ltd

Ronen says February 22, 2016

We received fraudulent case inquiries from both Shamoon Patwari and K.S. Wong.

Jon Hatfield says February 22, 2016

All,

Here’s an identical scam with a new name – Kenji Kimura and Hong Kong Loon Steel Limited. Their scam email follows.

We appreciate you giving us a chance to discuss our case. We placed an order for some goods from fastenal Inc back in August, 2015 and the terms of the sales contract requires we to pay 50% of the total cost of the ordered goods before delivery and the balance after we have received the same goods. However, after we made the 50% initial deposit, we did not receive any goods as required. The goods ought to be delivered in September, 2015. More time was given to them to deliver the goods which they were still unable to meet with. Hence, we requested for a refund.

We have made several efforts to have them refund the initial deposit, but to no avail. We have therefore decided to resort to legal means since there is an existing agreement prior to the transaction. Find below details of the supplier for your conflict check.

FASTENAL COMPANY
1308 East Spring Street
Cookeville, TN USA 38501

We have suffered so must loss as a result of this failed transaction and we are ready to proceed with litigation if the need should arise. Let us know the best way to have this issue tackled and we will comply as long as we get results. Furthermore , we have concerns and would like you to respond in detail in your reply.

Are they any foibles you see in this case? If litigation is involved, the distance gives us some concern with regards to court appearances. How can this be handled?

How much is your legal fee? Do you charge on hourly basis or contingency? What should we expect from you? Any guarantees? Provide us with an agreement letter/Fees for our company’s review. The contract document would be provided asap. A quick response will be appreciated.

Kenji Kimura
Tel: +81 345 10 6584

John says February 23, 2016

I got a Smart Timing Steel e-mail scam supposedly involving Home Depot. When I asked why the e-mail address was not a Smart Timing address, but from an “outlook” address and where they got my offices information, they did not reply. Before finding this web site, I also asked today why their web site did not list the Osaka, Japan address in their e-mails and why a steel exporting company from Hong Kong was importing valves from the U.S. The reply should be interesting, if there is one. I will post it.

Bruce Greenhaus says February 23, 2016

Below is an e-mail that I recently received. I’m located in San Diego, CA. Thanks for posting these so that we can avoid wasting time on illegitimate matters.

Bruce W. Greenhaus

Subject:
Breach of Contract Case‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2016 10:14:50 +0000 (UTC)

From: Smart Timing
To: [email protected]

CC: [email protected]

Dear Bruce Greenhaus,

We appreciate you giving us a chance to discuss our case. We placed an order for some goods from Fastenal Company back in August, 2015 and the terms of the sales contract requires we to pay 50% of the total cost of the ordered goods before delivery and the balance after we have received the same goods. However, after we made the 50% initial deposit, we did not receive any goods as required. The goods ought to be delivered in September, 2015. More time was given to them to deliver the goods which they were still unable to meet with. Hence, we requested for a refund.

We have made several efforts to have them refund the initial deposit, but to no avail. We have therefore decided to resort to legal means since there is an existing agreement prior to the transaction. Find below details of the supplier for your conflict check.

Fastenal Company
1193 W, Morena Blvd.
San Diego, CA USA 92110

We have suffered so much loss as a result of this failed transaction and we are ready to proceed with litigation if the need should arise. Let us know the best way to have this issue tackled and we will comply as long as we get results. Furthermore , we have concerns and would like you to respond in detail in your reply.

Are they any foibles you see in this case? If litigation is involved, the distance gives us some concern with regards to court appearances. How can this be handled?

How much is your legal fee? Do you charge on hourly basis or contingency? What should we expect from you? Any guarantees? Please advise on your assessment of this case. A quick response will be appreciated.

Regards,

K. S. Wong
Founder and Chairman of the Board
Smart Timing Steel Limited
Unit 913 914 9th Floor New East Ocean
Ctr No 9 Science Museum Rd Kowloonhk, Hong Kong

Debra says February 24, 2016

Here is the email I received in reply for my initial request for details:

We appreciate you giving us a chance to discuss our case. We placed an order for some goods from Fastenal Company back in August, 2015 and the terms of the sales contract requires we to pay 50% of the total cost of the ordered goods before delivery and the balance after we have received the same goods. However, after we made the 50% initial deposit, we did not receive any goods as required. The goods ought to be delivered in September, 2015. More time was given to them to deliver the goods which they were still unable to meet with. Hence, we requested for a refund.

We have made several efforts to have them refund the initial deposit, but to no avail. We have therefore decided to resort to legal means since there is an existing agreement prior to the transaction. Find below details of the supplier for your conflict check.

Fastenal Company
1001 Lower Landing Rd Suite 209
Blackwood, NJ USA 08012

We have suffered so much loss as a result of this failed transaction and we are ready to proceed with litigation if the need should arise. Let us know the best way to have this issue tackled and we will comply as long as we get results. Furthermore , we have concerns and would like you to respond in detail in your reply.

Are they any foibles you see in this case? If litigation is involved, the distance gives us some concern with regards to court appearances. How can this be handled?
How much is your legal fee? Do you charge on hourly basis or contingency? What should we expect from you? Any guarantees? Please advise on your assessment of this case. A quick response will be appreciated.

Regards,
K. S. Wong
Founder and Chairman of the Board
Smart Timing Steel Limited
Unit 913 914 9th Floor New East Ocean
Ctr No 9 Science Museum Rd Kowloonhk, Hong Kong

Debra says February 24, 2016

This is the email address the latest version of this scam is using:

[email protected]

Gary says February 24, 2016

I got the Fastenal email as well from a Naohiro Sako using an email address of [email protected].

Ann says February 24, 2016

received the Fastenal email from [email protected]

Tanya says February 24, 2016

Rec’d the Fastening email today from Wong Smart Timing Steel Limited [[email protected]]

Greg says February 25, 2016

Received the Shamoon email today myself.

Daphne says February 25, 2016

Received the Shamoon email from “Shamoon Patwari” today looking for an attorney in Alameda County, California.

Steve Kirby says February 26, 2016

Received the Hong Kong Loon Steel Limited scam email so I strung them along and they did send a phony cashier’s check for $489,200.00 dollars. I am waiting for their call to request an advance. I am laughing out loud. It is unfortunate but apparently at least one large law firm has bit at this scam and sent them $100.000 grand before the phony cashier’s check cleared.

SJ says March 1, 2016

I got a call from Shamoon Patwari. He sent me all of the “contract” documents. Asked me to send him a retainer. The next day, the “Defendant” sent a cashier’s check to my office for $98,500 in full settlement of the claims of Shamoon Patwari and Diamond Architects. I literally didn’t do any work or even contact the Defendant, but somehow he sent a settlement check.

I actually deposited the money in my bank. Thankfully my bank took a long time to do its due diligence to verify the check and ultimately rejected it as fraudulent. Shamoon hounded me for days to send him his share of the monies and to keep my attorneys’ fees from it. I kept telling him that I wouldn’t send him anything unless and until the funds were verified in the bank.

Once I was informed it was a sham, I strung him along. Told him the money was ready to be sent. But I said that I wanted my fees paid separately first. He refused to pay. I said, ok, then I am keeping all the money. Not surprisingly, he hung up and never called back again.

I actually was referred by a trusted colleague to this guy who had sent the email to him, but he didn’t handle that time of work, so he sent it over to me.

I am glad I waited for full confirmation of the funds before sending him anything and thank goodness for my bank going the extra mile to check.

PHR says March 2, 2016

Received the Shamoon Patwari email and phone call on 02/29/2016. Everything looked very legit but thanks to this site we did not fall for it.

Gordon Firemark says March 3, 2016

I received a very detailed and authentic looking email requesting my involvement in a contract negotiation matter. Following my reply, the correspondent sent another very detailed email, along with a draft contract (which was quite complete, actually), asking for me to run a conflict check, issue an engagement letter and invoice, and to review the documents.

I’ve been awaiting the retainer for several weeks, and today received:

“Thanks for the update, we have been notify by show promoter company that they have issue a
payment of $350,000.00 as part payment of the $650,000 they owe our company for an unpaid
invoice as stated in the letter of internet we have sent you earlier. The amount is also inclusive of your retainer.

We notified the debtor that you will be representing us in this matter and they decided to issue payment and promised to pay the balance
when the first check clears your bank, please deposit our money in your trust account once you have receive the payment. ”

My spidey-sense did its job, and I did some investigating. Glad to have found this site. It saved me some real headaches.

Incidentally, I responded by explaining that our firm isn’t set up to handle this kind of thing through our trust accounts, and inviting them to send a retainer by cashier’s check.

Doubtful they’ll keep trying. There’s lower-hanging fruit out there.

Thanks again!

Bradford says March 7, 2016

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John Brennan says March 22, 2016

I received a similar scam letter as well. The interesting thing is that the sender’s name and company checked out when I did a google search. But the pattern was the same, including a subsequent email in which he told me that the matter had been partially settled and that he wanted my services to process the settlement. Here is the initial email:

We have Intellectual Property Agreement litigation matter, if you are
interested we shall forward you the agreement for your review and the
other party information for your conflict check. A referral will be
welcomed if this is not your area of practice.

Regards,

Mr. Jerry Au-Yeung
Executive Director
HWG Technology (HK) Co.,Ltd
Unit H, 2/F, Ph 2, Wah Fung Industrial Centre
33-39 Kwai Fung Crescent, Kwai Chung
New Territories, Hong Kong 07048634
Phone: +852-3749-9270
http://www.szhwg.com/index.asp

Layla says March 31, 2016

I am a Paralegal and was sorting through my bosses emails when I found this. She had replied, but thankfully she was vigilant and asked for further information before continuing.

Here is the Letter:

Hi Counsel,

My name is Naomi Jean Dyer. I am contacting your firm in regards to a divorce settlement with my ex-husband (Ashak R.Dyer) who resides in your jurisdiction. I am currently on assignment in Asia. We had an out of court agreement (Collaborative Law Agreement) for him to pay $848,900.00 plus legal fees. He has only paid me $184,000.00

I am hereby seeking your firm to assist in collecting the balance from him. He has already agreed to pay me the balance but it is my belief that a Law firm like yours is needed to help handle the collection process from my ex or litigate this matter if he fails to pay as promised.

Sincerely,

Naomi Jean Dyer.

Cindy says April 4, 2016

Hello,I am Mr. James Renni; CEO of Maple Marine Solutions Limited, I am seeking your assistance in the commercial litigation of a debt owed to my Company by one of our Clients in your state. Assistance would be and not limited to writing a formal demand letter, file a law suit when necessary and generally represent us in the collection process.A quick response would be appreciated.
Regards,
James Renni
Owner & CEO
Maple Marine Solutions Ltd
British Columbia, Canada

Sharon says May 19, 2016

Here’s another scam email from Rob Kloos:

Hi,

We are a Europe based Marine Construction firm and we need an attorney to assist us in drafting a purchase and Sales agreement with a buyer in your area. Are you able to take this matter? If not, a referral will be appreciated.

Rob Kloos
Operations Manager
VEKA GROUP NV VEKA
Shipyard Lemmer
Sluisweg 13-16 8531 DJ
Tel:+32465765969
E-mail: [email protected] / [email protected]

Peter Kottenhahn says May 25, 2016

Dear Counsel,

Good day to you and thanks for responding to my email.

My name is Hannah Fischer and my address is 1420 Rue Notre-Dame O, Montreal, Quebec, H3C-1K9 Canada. On December 4th, 2013, I lend Klaus Schneider whom now resides in your jurisdiction the sum of $620.000.00 with 8.5% interest on two years fixed term and to pay back December 4th, 2015. He had only paid me $140,000 but still owing $480,000.

He used to live here in Quebec before the loan was made, but has ever since relocated to your jurisdiction (München). I was advised to seek legal assistance in my borrower new jurisdiction which is why I contacted you to act as my counsel in retrieving these funds. There has not been any attorney working on this case. Different payment dates have been promised and I still have not received anything. My last contact with my borrower, I was told I would receive payment not later than Mid January 2016 and till now, nothing has been paid.

Kindly let me know what your fees would be in order for me to inform Mr. Schneider to expect contact from you, as you have been authorized to act on my behalf. On your approval, I would like to forward your details to him, so he knows a law firm is now involved, and that I could sue for breach of agreement if he does not oblige to the terms of the loan agreement. I would like to give him this last chance to fulfills his obligations before we start legal proceeding if need be.

Please do get back to me so I could furnish you with the required details to contact my borrower on my behalf. I know he respects the law, and wouldn’t want to be litigated. Before we proceeds, kindly forward your Fee / Client Engagement Agreement for my review, and if satisfied with terms and conditions upon receipt; I shall make immediate provision for the fee for you to begin work.

Thank you for your anticipated co-operation and understanding. Contact me should you require more information. I have attached here a copy of the Loan Agreement Promissory Note and proof of partial payment He made for your peruse. My borrower’s name is Klaus Schneider.

Regards,

Hannah Fischer.

Andy says May 27, 2016

The following email is interesting (and different from most) because the Taiwan firm apparently sending it is real, and its Internet server and telephone number correct. I have never accepted clients from the Internet or in any case without a “proper introduction”, but sometimes I trace these just for fun. Clearly the scammers hope that I will refer the case to someone else, who will then really on my reputation, not the scammer’s, in taking a client risk.

From: Wu Lien Chu [email protected]

We would like to retain your firm regarding Intellectual Property Agreement matter, if you are interested we shall forward you the agreement for your review including the adverse party for your conflict check. Please refer us to a reputable attorney if this is not your area of practice.

Best Regards,

Mr. Wu Lien – Chu
President
JIN RUH CO., LTD.
No.12, Lane 55, Sec.4, Hi Dien Road
Tainan, Taiwan(TW)
Tel: +886/6-2552136
http://www.jinruh.com/

Scott Ruggiero says May 31, 2016

I received the following e-mail:

The following contact message has been sent:

Name: Rob Kloos

Email: [email protected]

Zip Code: 16 8531

Phone Number: 32465765969

Subject: Please we need your assistance

Brief description of your legal issue: Hi,

We are a Europe based Marine Construction firm and we need an attorney to
assist us in drafting a purchase and Sales agreement with a buyer in your
area. Are you able to take this matter? If not, a referral will be
appreciated.

Rob Kloos
Operations Manager
VEKA GROUP NV VEKA
Shipyard Lemmer
Sluisweg 13-16 8531 DJ
Tel:+32465765969
E-mail: [email protected]nv.esy.es / [email protected]

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
*********************************
IP: 41.244.234.140

Vincent Shang says June 7, 2016

EMAIL REMOVED THE ATTACHMENTS AS MALWARE

Dear Counsel,
We communicate with you some time ago via email that we like to retain your firm for collection of the sum of $650,000.00 from our debtor in your jurisdiction and we also advise the debtor that you will be representing us in this collection matter against their company.
Today we are happy to notify you that the debtor has issued a part payment of $495,000.00 to your firm and promised to pay the balance after you have receive the first payment.
I have attached the invoice, purchase order and the bill of lading for your review if you don’t receive it I will re attach them please advice.
Please once you have receive the payment deduct your fee and forward us your retainer agreement immediately. We shall forward you the signed agreement together with our wire instruction for you to wire us the fund less your fee.

Yours Sincerely
Chih-Ye Chiang CEO
Seika Electric Co.,Ltd.
No.34,Lane 387, Min-An Road
Shin-Chuang Dist., 24258
New Taipei City, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Telephone : 886-2-22041212
Email:[email protected]
http://www.seika-capacitors.com.tw

Craig Barrett says July 11, 2016

On Jul 10, 2016, at 8:28 PM, Bomar, Diamond Deshawn wrote:

We wish to contact your firm to Inquire if you are in a position to assist my Company with a breach of contract case in the United States.

Hr Department

Jenifer Levini says August 9, 2016

Breach of Contract scam
From: Charles Bettes [email protected] via yahoo.com
Jenifer,

Charles Bettes here,Director at Gpad based in London UK.We have an unpaid balance situation with a client in Santa Rosa CA.All services stated in the contract were satisfied but the client has yet to pay the final balance of $97,500 USD which has been due since November 2015.

Though the client has never said he wont pay the balance,an old colleague feels it would be in our best interest to retain local counsel as that would get his attention and that is why we sought you out from the State Bar of California.

I would be very much obliged if you could take a look at the matter for me.

Best wishes
Charles Bates
Senior Architect

Ian Rothe says August 11, 2016

We appreciate you giving us a chance to discuss our case. We placed an order for some goods from Fastenal Company back in August, 2015 and the terms of the sales contract requires we to pay 50% of the total cost of the ordered goods before delivery and the balance after we have received the same goods. However, after we made the 50% initial deposit, we did not receive any goods as required. The goods ought to be delivered in September, 2015. More time was given to them to deliver the goods which they were still unable to meet with. Hence, we requested for a refund.

We have made several efforts to have them refund the initial deposit, but to no avail. We have therefore decided to resort to legal means since there is an existing agreement prior to the transaction. Find below details of the supplier for your conflict check.

Fastenal Company
1424 Trade Center Dr.
Traverse City, MI USA 49696

We have suffered so much loss as a result of this failed transaction and we are ready to proceed with litigation if the need should arise. Let us know the best way to have this issue tackled and we will comply as long as we get results. Furthermore, we have concerns and would like you to respond in detail in your reply.

Are they any foibles you see in this case? If litigation is involved, the distance gives us some concern with regards to court appearances. How can this be handled?
How much is your legal fee? Do you charge on hourly basis or contingency? What should we expect from you? Any guarantees? Please advise on your assessment of this case. A quick response will be appreciated.

Regards,
Miao Zhou,
Operations Manager
Qingdao Seasun Industrial Supplies Co.,Ltd
Tel: +813 4560 2386
http://www.seasuntools.com

Sara says August 16, 2016

Charles Bettes [email protected] via yahoo.com
Aug 3 (13 days ago)

to me
Sara,

Charles Bettes here,Director at Gpad based in London UK.We have an unpaid balance situation with a client in Sonoma County CA.All services stated in the contract were satisfied but the client has yet to pay the final balance of $97,500 USD which has been due since November 2015.

Though the client has never said he wont pay the balance,an old colleague feels it would be in our best interest to retain local counsel as that would get his attention and that is why we sought you out from the State Bar of California.

I would be very much obliged if you could take a look at the matter for me.

Best wishes

Mary says August 24, 2016

Dear Attorney:Mary J. Rocco,

Thank you for your prompt response to my inquiry.I ‘m (Audrey Julie Bratt) from (California) and my ex-spouse (Brown Derek Bratt) lives in your jurisdiction.

Consider my health i should have call but due to my sickness of diagnosed i became having hear problem that was the reason i can’t make call at the moment.

We both married and divorced in United Kingdom,London with 2 children, my ex-spouse (Brown Derek Bratt) relocated to (Oakbrook Terrace, IL), he is a business Man, he is into Real Estate Management, we both agreed under a Separation Agreement incorporated, merged into and made part of the court decree for a settlement of child support, spousal support, and medical support of ($578,000.00) , he has paid me ($78,000.00) but still owing ($500,000.00) and the stipulated time for completion of payment has long elapsed.

I ‘m hereby now seeking your legal assistance in collecting the balance or helping me enforce and have him honor the agreement. I will be providing further information upon your request. I have already advised (Brown Derek Bratt) my ex-spouse that i will be retaining lawyer, so he knows I am ready to take action to get my balance funds from him.

Please advise on the total cost of your (Retainer Fee) and send me your (retainer agreement) to sign for me to have your retainer fee send so that you can proceed from there.

See the attached copy of the Settlement Agreement, Decree of Divorce, Collaborative Law and Marriage Certificate together with my Driver’s License.

My Regards,
Audrey Julie Bratt
2244 2ND AVE San Diego,CA 92101

none says August 26, 2016

From: donna chipman

Attention Counselor.
I am Donna Lynn Chipman. I am contacting this firm in regards to my
settlement with my separated husband (Ashak R. Chipman) who resides in
your jurisdiction. I am currently on assignment in Asia . We had an
out of court agreement (Collaborative Law Agreement) for him to pay
$848,900.00 plus legal fees. He has only paid me $184,000.00 I am
hereby requesting your firm to assist in collecting the balance from
him. He is willing to pay me the balance but I would appreciate if
your office handles the collection process from my ex Husband to avoid
further delays or litigate this matter if he fails to pay as promised.
Sincerely,
Donna Lynn Chipman.
179 Prince Edward Road West,
Kowloon, Hong Kong

David says September 26, 2016

David,

Charles Bettes here,Director at Gpad based in London UK.We have an unpaid balance situation with a client in the Salt Lake city.All services stated in the contract were satisfied but the client has yet to pay the final balance of $97,500 USD which has been due since November 2015.

Though the client has never said he wont pay the balance,an old colleague feels it would be in our best interest to retain local counsel as that would get his attention and that is why we sought you out.

I would be very much obliged if you could take a look at the matter for me.

Best wishes

Jen says October 10, 2016

Dear Counsel ,

We are a Europe based Marine Construction firm and we need an attorney to assist us in drafting a purchase and Sales agreement with a buyer in your area. Are you able to take this matter? If not, a referral will be appreciated. Thank you

Regards,

Jim Craig CEO
Ampelmann Operations B.V

Kluyverweg 1, 2629
HS Delft, Netherlands

+315 287 88107
[email protected]
http://www.ampelmann.nl

Jane says October 31, 2016

To me, 10/31/16:

Jane,

Charles Bettes here,Director at Gpad based in London UK.We have an unpaid balance situation with a client in Houston Tx .All services stated in the contract were satisfied but the client has yet to pay the final balance of $97,500 USD which has been due since November 2015.

Though the client has never said he wont pay the balance,an old colleague feels it would be in our best interest to retain local counsel as that would get his attention and that is why we sought you out.

I would be very much obliged if you could take a look at the matter for me.

Best wishes

Hans says November 7, 2016

I recieved the following scam email in Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 on November 078, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. MST:

Good day Attorney;

I got your contact through state bar referral directory. Do advise if your firm drafts sales and purchase agreement, A referral will be appreciated if your firm does not.

Thanks.
Regards
Mr. Paul Mosvold

Donald A. MacKay says November 15, 2016

From: Mark R. Henderson [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 6:09 AM
To: [email protected]
Subject: RE:

Dear Counsel

I got your contact through state bar referral directory, please let me know if your firm drafts sales and purchase agreement.

I have a buyer in your area. A referral will be appreciated if your firm does not.

Please email me directly on ( [email protected] )

Thanks.
Regards
Mr. Mark R. Henderson
Email: [email protected]

HCBM says November 15, 2016

We have gotten this email several times. It appears as though this was in Canada and has moved south to the US. It’s a bad check scheme according to the Canadian authorities. They ask if we handle family law, then send an email with a bogus separation agreement and court order that says this:
Dear _________,

Thank you for your prompt response. Am living in Hong Kong and Alan Soros (ex-husband) lives in Johnson City, TN. Due to the time difference (+13hrs EST) it is a little bit difficult to determine the best time to call you. Following our divorce, we agreed under a negotiated settlement agreement which is incorporated, merged into and made part of the court decree for a one-time payment of $955,500.00 for Family support (this includes child support, alimony and medical support). To his credit, he has paid me $565,800.00 USD but still owing $389,700.00 USD and the due time for completion of payment is over. Thus, I request your legal counsel and representation to enforce the final judgment thereby compelling him to remit the balance owed me. He is aware of my intention to seek legal actions. Attached is a copy of the separation agreement, and Final Judgment and I will be pleased to provide further information on this case upon request. I desire to retain your law firm, please forward your firm’s retainer fee agreement for review and furtherance of this case. I await your prompt response.

Regards,
Melissa Soros
8 Lo Wan Hill Rd,
Sha Tin, Hong Kong

Thomas says November 16, 2016

We received the following scam email today:

Thank you for your prompt response. Am living in Hong Kong and Alan Soros (ex-husband) lives in San Leandro, California. Due to the time difference (+13hrs EST) it is a little bit difficult to determine the best time to call you. Following our divorce, we agreed under a negotiated settlement agreement which is incorporated, merged into and made part of the court decree for a one-time payment of $955,500.00 for Family support (this includes child support, alimony and medical support). To his credit, he has paid me $565,800.00 USD but still owing $389,700.00 USD and the due time for completion of payment is over. Thus, I request your legal counsel and representation to enforce the final judgment thereby compelling him to remit the balance owed me. He is aware of my intention to seek legal actions. Attached is a copy of the separation agreement, and Final Judgment and I will be pleased to provide further information on this case upon request. I desire to retain your law firm, please forward your firm’s retainer fee agreement for review and furtherance of this case. I await your prompt response.

Regards,
Melissa Soros
8 Lo Wan Hill Rd,
Sha Tin, Hong Kong

Peter Wessel says November 16, 2016

We received a similar scam email today:

“Thank you for your prompt response. Am living in Hong Kong and Alan Soros (ex-husband) lives in New York, New York . Due to the time difference (+13hrs EST) it is a little bit difficult to determine the best time to call you. Following our divorce, we agreed under a negotiated settlement agreement which is incorporated, merged into and made part of the court decree for a one-time payment of $955,500.00 for Family support (this includes child support, alimony and medical support). To his credit, he has paid me $565,800.00 USD but still owing $389,700.00 USD and the due time for completion of payment is over. Thus, I request your legal counsel and representation to enforce the final judgment thereby compelling him to remit the balance owed me. He is aware of my intention to seek legal actions. Attached is a copy of the separation agreement, and Final Judgment and I will be pleased to provide further information on this case upon request. I desire to retain your law firm, please forward your firm’s retainer fee agreement for review and furtherance of this case. I await your prompt response.

Regards,
Melissa Soros
8 Lo Wan Hill Rd,
Sha Tin, Hong Kong”

Cathy Clamp says November 21, 2016

Received following inquiry in Texas Hill country on my private email. I do work for a law office/title company that has one attorney working family law. However, I don’t use my personal email on any company correspondence. A search of the email address brought up this alert page. Adding the full detail of the received email so future searchbots can add it to the alerts

from: [email protected] via ucalgary.ca
to:
date: Mon, Nov 21, 2016 at 1:47 AM
subject: Inquiry: Family law
mailed-by: ucalgary.ca
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I wish to retain your firm in a family law case. Advise if you are accepting new clients.

Masood says November 28, 2016

I received the following email today from a “[email protected]

I wish to retain your firm in a family law case. Advise if you are accepting new clients.

Donald Swartz says November 30, 2016

I also received the emails from a Melissa Soros, looking for family law help. I am in Batavia, Ohio, outside of Cincinnati. They exactly as everyone else is getting. Thanks everyone for the posts!

Marc Collins says December 20, 2016

Received the following email from “Melissa Soros” from email account: [email protected] on November 22, 2016, in Los Angeles, CA:

Thank you for your prompt response. Am living in Hong Kong and Alan Soros (ex-husband) lives in Los Angeles, CA. Due to the time difference (+13hrs EST) it is a little bit difficult to determine the best time to call you. Following our divorce, we agreed under a negotiated settlement agreement which is incorporated, merged into and made part of the court decree for a one-time payment of $955,500.00 for Family support (this includes child support, alimony and medical support). To his credit, he has paid me $565,800.00 USD but still owing $389,700.00 USD and the due time for completion of payment is over. Thus, I request your legal counsel and representation to enforce the final judgment thereby compelling him to remit the balance owed me. He is aware of my intention to seek legal actions. Attached is a copy of the separation agreement, and Final Judgment and I will be pleased to provide further information on this case upon request. I desire to retain your law firm, please forward your firm’s retainer fee agreement for review and furtherance of this case. I await your prompt response.

Regards,
Melissa Soros
8 Lo Wan Hill Rd,
Sha Tin, Hong Kong

Emmanuel L. Muwonge says January 19, 2017

I received the below email today, January 19th, 2017 and decided to do a google search of the purported entity requiring legal assistance. I did this because the person who sent the email said something that suggested he knew where we were located and therefore ought to know what we do, a marked departure from the type of service he purported they were looking to retain counsel for. Indeed, when I googled the entity, the word scam was one of the three choices Google offered and right there confirmed my suspicions. These are not the first and there is a lot of activity generated since our website was redesigned and launched to enable us market the firm better. The content below is what we received and, needless to state, it is bogus and a scam:
Dear Counsel,
We are a Europe based Marine Construction firm and we need an attorney to assist us in drafting a purchase and Sales agreement with a buyer in your area. Are you able to take this matter? If not, a referral will be appreciated and please message me directly on below email contact address. Thank you

Regards,

Jim Craig CEO
Ampelmann Operations B.V
Kluyverweg 1, 2629
HS Delft, Netherlands
+315 287 88107
Email Directly: [email protected]
Alternate Email:[email protected]
http://www.ampelmann.nl

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