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Man in Phishing Scheme Claims to Be Calling from Identified Law Firm, BBB Warns Consumers

Posted Jul 18, 2011 5:38 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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A Texas law firm focusing on serving the needs of individuals and small businesses has been impersonated by a group of Internet scammers who are trying to trick people into paying them money under the guise of collecting a debt.

Using fictitious names, they purport to be calling from or representing a law firm, seeking to collect on a past-due loan, reports the Killeen Daily Herald.

The local Better Business Bureau is also warning consumers, and the Carlson Law Firm has a scam alert about the phishing scheme posted on its website.

The fake callers reportedly seek to obtain personal information such as bank account and credit card numbers.

Related coverage:

ABAJournal.com: "Reports: Fake Law Firm Site Targeting Lawyers in Real Estate Scam Uses Actual Law Firm Info, Photos"

ABAJournal.com: "Law Firms Swindled Out of $500K in E-Mail Scam"

Updated on July 19 to link to additional ABAJournal.com post.

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