Hauffe and Associates Law Firm Scam

I received a letter via fax at the Outpatient Cancer Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. The letter, which is similar to the one below, says sent from "Richard Hauffe, senior partner at Hackman Law Firm, Canada". I know the letter is a fake and scam, therefore, recipients are asked not to follow the instructions in it. The fake email which claims there is unclaimed permanent life insurance held by some deceased client is being sent by online scammers. The scammers are attempting to trick their potential victims into sending them money, by claiming potential victims have to do so in order to receive their so-called unclaimed life insurance worth thousands or millions of dollars. But, if potential victims send their hard-earned money to the scammers, they will never receive the money they were promised. The scammers will take their money and disappear.a

Hauffe and Associates Law Firm Scam

The Hauffe and Associates Law Firm Scam




Ontario L4M 383


Tel: +1 393 886 8218

Email: barry.hackmanlawca.cont

Website: www.hacknumlawca.com

RFF: HI F6459/41007/200120

Dear <FIrstname> <Lastname›

My narne is Barry Hackman JD; I am a senior partner at Hackrnan Law Firm, Canada.

Apologies if my letter came to you as a surprise, since there has been no previous correspondence between us. There is an unclaimed permanent life insurance held by our deceased client.

The transaction pertains to an unclaimed transfer on death'. (.70D") savings monetary deposit in the sum of Eleven Million Thirty Thousand Nine Hundred United States Dollars ($11,030,900. The policyholder was one of our clients, Late Dr. Amos <lastname> .0 was an Investor and precious stone dealer. He died in an auto crash. over Nine years ago. Since his death no one has come forward for the claim at all our efforts to locate His relatives have proved unsuccessful.

The insurance company code stipulates that "insured permanent policies'. not claimed must be turned to the abandoned property division of the state after 10 years. Therefore, I ask for your consent to be in partnership with me for the claim of this policy benefit, In view o the tact that you shoe the same last name and nationality with the deceased. If you permit me to add your name to the policy, all proceeds will be processed on your behalf. I wish to point out that toot 10% of th money to be shared among charity organizations while the remaining go will be shared between us. This is 100% risk free: I do have all necessary documentation to expedite the process in a highly professional and confidential manner. (will provide all the relevant documents to substantiate your claim as the beneficiary. This claim requires a high level of confidentiality and It may take up to thirty (30) business days, from the date of receipt of your consent. Kindly provide a reachable contact number, for faster communication.

Contact Me Via: BARRYHACKMANLAW@GMAIL.COM Direct: 1 343 886 8218

Your earliest response to this matter would be highly appreciated.

Barry Hackman


+1 343 886 8218

Hauffe and Associates Law Firm

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September 15, 2020 at 10:48 AM by
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an anonymous user from: Bloomington, Indiana, United States

We also received a letter. My first clue that it is fake is the spelling of Law Firm as Lawfirm...


September 11, 2020 at 10:53 AM by
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an anonymous user from: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

I also received the same exact letter via fax.


September 10, 2020 at 1:36 PM by
Hauffe and Associates Law Firm Scam
an anonymous user from: Clarksville, Tennessee, United States

Ol' uncle Amos must have been a gazillionaire! I got the same letter via fax with the same $11,030,900. I think I'll have my attorney, Hugh Jassole, Esq., handle this.


September 10, 2020 at 12:03 PM by
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an anonymous user from: Miami, Florida, United States

We received same letter in MiamI just check out how an attorney handling a law firm with a free Gmail account: RICH.HAUFFEATT@GMAIL.COM


September 9, 2020 at 12:57 PM by
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an anonymous user from: Lobelville, Tennessee, United States

I received this exact letter today via fax.


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Hauffe and Associates Law Firm Scam