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The "SM Law Group Legal Notice and Arrest Warrant" Scam
From: Attorney Department for Debt Collection and Bank Fraud <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, March 18, 2018 2:55 PM
Subject: Re: URGENT : Invoice number 394413274
We received your Customer ID to our FINAL COLLECTION DEPARTMENT with the amount of $1285.85.
As we having your file showing that you took a loan of $500.00 from one of our WEBSITE and you never pay your debt back to the company. Now you have to pay $1285.68 and in this amount all charges will be included along with your ignition loan amount.
A summary of your original loan with other charges provided below.
Loan Fees: $67.33
Lender Interest: $505.99
Attorney Charges: $98.68
NSF Charges: $56.85
Other Charges: $57.00
A summary of your original loan terms is provided below.
If you are still willing to resolve this matter outside courthouse, you need to make this payment. Once your account will be paid in full with zero balance then we will send you a Payment Receipt stating that your account has been paid in full with zero balance.
If you will ignore this E-mail, we will download the case against you and once your case will be downloaded on your Name and Social thereafter we will send you the court paper at your door step as well as your employee which is in our file. In courthouse you have to pay Seven Thousand Five Hundred Ninety Dollars.
If you have any questions or concerns, our Customer Support Team is available SEVEN days a week to help answer all of your questions via E-mail.
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