It seems that yet another alleged scam targeting attorneys is going around — one perpetrated by an non-existing person named Andy Liu and asking for help collecting a $555,000 debt (or a similarly large one).
Now, I know full well that there is a certain amount of liability that comes with dropping names if I am, in fact, libeling a real person. However, I feel pretty safe about mentioning the apparently fictitious Mr. Liu as the same scam has been reported by at least two other sources. You can find scam reports similar to the one I’m putting together by clicking here and here.
The exact text of the email I received is as follows:
My name is Mr. Andy Liu. I am requesting your assistance in the litigation of a $555,000 debt owed to me by my late wife’s brother, Mr. David Smith. I need a lawyer that will help me enforce the agreement we had, and force him to pay back what he owes me.
Hope to hear from you soon.
Fishy, right? I do believe I am safe in calling this one a big, fat scam.
Meanwhile, this blog has not been updated for months. That is changing, so stay tuned.
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