SCAMMERS POSING AS CREDITORS TRICK BANKRUPTCY FILERS INTO TRANSFERRING MONIES
A recent announcement from the Bankruptcy Court indicates that phone scammers are targeting Bankruptcy Filers in numerous States, using information garnered from Bankruptcy Filings and presented themselves as Bankruptcy Attorneys to trick purported victims to transfer monies or wire monies, to pay past or existing Debts.
The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys gave a Statement that, “Under no circumstances would a Bankruptcy Attorney or Staff Member telephone a Client and ask for a wire transfer immediately to satisfy a Debt. Nor would the Bankruptcy Attorney and Staff ever threaten arrest if a Debt isn’t paid.
According to the Announcement, Bankruptcy Filers in Vermont and Virginia have received calls, and the Attorney General of Vermont states that these Scammers use software to fool the Caller ID System, in order to create an indication that the Call is coming from the Office of the Filer’s Bankruptcy Attorney.
Usually, the phone calls from these Scammers are delivered either late in the evening or during non business hours, in order to make it difficult for the Bankruptcy Filer to determine the veracity of the phone call by contacting their Bankruptcy Attorney
If you receive such a phone call, the National Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys advise that you contact your Bankruptcy Attorney immediately. Do not transfer or wire financial or personal information to any such caller.
Jay Weller is a Bankruptcy Attorney who has practiced almost exclusively Bankruptcy Law, since 1993. Since 1993, Jay Weller and Weller Legal Group have represented over 40,000 Clients in Bankruptcy and Debt Related Matters.
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