Bankruptcy Filers Beware: Con-Artists Posing As Attorneys - Parry Tyndall White
Victims of the bankruptcy scam are being instructed to immediately wire money to satisfy a debt that supposedly is outside the bankruptcy proceeding. Some consumers have been threatened with arrest if they fail to wire money to pay the debt.
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Bankruptcy Filers Beware: Con-Artists Posing As Attorneys

Victims of the scam are being instructed to immediately wire money to satisfy a debt that supposedly is outside the bankruptcy proceeding. Some consumers have been threatened with arrest if they fail to wire money to pay the debt.

— Bankruptcy Filers Beware: Con-Artists Posing As Attorneys

The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and the Vermont Attorney General have issued a warning to consumers about a new scam targeting bankruptcy filers.

The con artists are using software that “spoofs” the Caller ID system so that the call appears to be originating from the phone line of the consumer’s bankruptcy attorney. Victims of the scam are being instructed to immediately wire money to satisfy a debt that supposedly is outside the bankruptcy proceeding. Some consumers have been threatened with arrest if they fail to wire money to pay the debt.

In some instances, the perpetrators are using personal information from public filings to identify consumers, assume the identity of their attorneys and sound more convincing by phone. These calls are typically placed during nonbusiness hours, making it difficult for clients to verify the call by getting in touch with their attorney to ask about it.

Read more about this alert here.

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Jim White helps people and companies facing serious financial injury. He has successfully taken on banks, large financial institutions and other corporations in “David v. Goliath” cases.