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The Fake United States Law Firm Group Court Notice Email
From: "DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sep 4, 2016 7:39 AM
Subject: NOTICE OF COURT PROCEEDING: CASE FILE NUMBER- HFK-2544
To: "United States Collection Services" <email@example.com>
CASE REFERENCE NO#:HFK-2544
PAST DUE AMOUNT - $1284.36
CREDITOR - UNITED STATES LAW FIRM GROUP
Arrest Warrant ID- 63985/JK which will be issued on Monday at 2:30 PM..
SETTLEMENT AMOUNT - 798.00 within 24 hours then we will close this account as paid in full with zero balance.
Your Case No # HFK-2544 is handling by LEGAL DEPARTMENT OF UNITED STATES LAW FIRM GROUP and we are working with FTC, FBI and all the three credit bureaus, So now you may cooperate us in order to resolve the case file HFK-2544 BEFORE WE DOWNLOAD YOUR CASE FILE # HFK-2544 INTO THE COURT HOUSE.
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)