The email message below: "Reference:-Customer ID:87465362, Case File No PQ - 221254- Lawsuit," which appears as if it came from the law firm: United States Law Firm Group, claiming there are pending legal actions or a lawsuit against the recipients, is a fake sent by scammers. Scammers are sending the same fake email message with the names of different law firms that have nothing to do with the fake email messages. Scammers use legitimate law firms in their fake email messages to make their scams seem legitimate, to help frighten their potential victims into following the instructions in the same bogus email messages. The scammers’ aim is to trick their potential victims into sending them money by pretending to be debt collectors. So, if you have received email messages like the one below, claiming that you own money or an arrest warrant was issued for you, please delete the email messages.
The Fake Legal Notice Email Message
From: Department of Justice [attorney.peterdavidson@ gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2016 4:25 PM
To: Attorney.Peter Davidson
Subject: Reference:-Customer ID:87465362, Case File No PQ - 221254- Lawsuit
CUSTOMER ID: 87465362
CASE FILE #: PQ – 221254
PAST DUE AMOUNT - $ $1081.74
Arrest Warrant ID-HJG/36522 which will be issued on May 02, 2016.
CREDITOR - UNITED STATES LAW FIRM GROUP
Accounts Department of USLFG has decided to mark this case as a flat refusal and press legal charges against you.
You are going to be legally prosecuted in the Courthouse within couple of days. Your S.S.N is put on hold by US Government, so before something goes wrong we would like to notify you about this matter.
Consider this as a final warning. And we will be Emailing/ Fax this issue to your current employer to make sure they take strict action against you. Your salary wages will be garnished too.
THERE ARE 3 SERIOUS ALLEGATIONS AGAINST YOU:
(1) VIOLATION OF FEDERAL BANKING REGULATION
(2) COLLATERAL CHECK FRAUD
(3) THEFT BY DECEPTION
We will be forced to proceed legally against you and once it is processed the creditor has entire rights to inform your employer and your references regarding this issue and the lawsuit will be the next step which will be amounting to$3931.08 and will be totally levied upon you and that would be excluding your attorney charges. If you take care of this out of court then we will release the clearance certificate from the court and we will make sure that no one will contact you in future.
Do revert back if you want to get rid of these legal consequences and make a payment arrangement today or else we would be proceeding legally against you. And this is to notify you that this notification will also be sent to your current employer. The opportunity to take care of this voluntary is quickly coming to an end. We would hate for you to lose the option of resolving this before it goes to the next step which is a Lawsuit against you, but to do so you must take immediate action.
If you want to resolve this matter then immediately contact us thru email between working hours 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (EST)
UNITED STATES LAW FIRM GROUP
Department of Law & Enforcement(USLFG)