Property Lawyers Warned about E-mail Scam
Yet again in another property scam victimizing lawyers in New Zealand, the Law Society of New Zealand raises high alert concerning an e-mail on round asking lawyers to purchase a house in the country on behalf of an Englishman, reports Scoop INDEPENDENT NEWS on November 8, 2011.
The mastermind behind the scam, Mike Garry accustoms lawyers of his present residence in London and assures them of shifting in New Zealand along with his family in a short while.
To make the scam more authentic, the scammer sends detailed information on the house to be purchased and sends a snap of a fake passport.
Diane Bradley, Society Financial Assurance Manager states that the message of e-mail accustoms recipients of the claimer to have already viewed the house at Pukehina beach near Te Puke, as reported in stuff.co.nz on November 8, 2011.
According to Bradley, the modus operandi involved in the scheme is inclusive of the scammer sending a fake cheque to be banked by the lawyer. This plan also involves the payment of the money in the account of the accomplice.
However, no news related to the loss of money by any lawyers has been claimed so far, though the lawyers hold the view that people should be proactive towards this particular scam as the language used is polished and leaves no reason for doubts.
Bradley also reveals that malware scam targeting lawyers unfortunately contains common traits. However, lawyers who consider being trapped in these scams can contact the Law Society or check the special scam section at the website "my lawsociety". It is advised that trapped lawyers should not try to communicate with the scammers.
According to the Security experts, it is very usual that scammers use the name of property or any business professions for scamming. In the same year August (2011), citizens from many cities which belongs to US, victimized of unclaimed property email scam, from which Louisiana city is one of them. The emails which was used in August 2011 scam, said the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators is holding a package for the individual who is asked to provide name, address, age, telephone number and other vital data to retrieve the unclaimed asset.
Security experts while detailing on the same also describes that scammers usually names a property or any business professionals to depict a true picture of their fraud. Unclaimed property email scam flooded the American citizens in August 2011. These mails announced the arrangement of a gift package by the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators for individuals who are asked to provide their names, addresses, age, telephone number and other necessary details required to retrieve the unclaimed asset.
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