Friday, December 17, 2010

Phishers Move to Avvo for email Mining

I was getting a bit worried. Things were starting to slow down here. I had discontinued my listing with lawyers dot com and martindale dot com. That was where a bulk of my phishy emails were coming from. Lucky me! The phishermen (phisherpersons?) have moved past this old-school advertising model and onto the new kid on the block. And, of course, Avvo is a much better resource, given they have every lawyer listed, rather than only those that can afford the service.

I am still disappointed to see that the phishers have not taken the time to use some of Avvo tools to narrow searches and seek lawyers that are specific to the particular spam they wish to cast out for. For what they lack in talent, they make up for in tenacity. Here is the latest:



Attention; Counselor

We, the management of Youren Ceramic Co.Ltd,China require your legal representation for our American Customers. We are of the opinion that the ability to consolidate payments from North America will eradicate delays due to inter-continental monetary transaction between Asia and America. We understand that a proper Attorney Client Retainer will provide the necessary authorization and we are most inclined to commence talks as soon as possible. Your consideration of our request is highly anticipated and we look forward to your prompt response / request. Kindly reach me via mail on:yourenltd101@hotmail.com

Sincerely,

,
Youren Ceramic Co.Ltd
3rd floor, B block, YingKe
YiJia Mall of Ceramics & Sanitary wares JiHua No.4 Road.
Foshan,Guangdong china

4 comments:

  1. Got one today!

    Honkwang Pte Ltd
    10, Alley 5, Lane 89,
    Sec 3 Nanjing E. Rd, Taipei,
    Taiwan 104

    Attention:

    Request for Legal Representation.


    This is an official request for legal representation on behalf of Honkwang Pte Ltd. My name is Lee Jae Joon, a Korean based in Taiwan. We specialize in manufacturing,mining,metals,hardware kits, and their virtually finished goods.To give you a better understanding of what your responsibilities will be as our legal representative, it is important that you understand some difficulties we are faced with presently in receiving funds from clients in United States and other part of Europe.Your services will be:

    1, Provide consultation and legal advise in cases of clients with delinquent payments.
    2, Receive funds on our behalf from all part of Europe clients/customers with delinquent accounts.

    We propose that cases of customers with delinquent payment will be billed on a case to case bases and let us know your retainer fee or charge for any funds received by you for regular payment on behalf of Honkwang Pte Ltd I do hope this is acceptable to you. Upon receipt of your acceptance, I will update you on how we may proceed and open negotiation for remuneration accordingly. It is imperative that you respond promptly as we are poised to utilize your services
    with immediate effect.

    On behalf of Honkwang Pte Ltd, Please accept my sincerest appreciation in advance for your willingness to render your services as we look forward to your prompt response to our request.Your decision to consider our proposal will be invaluable to us and we are eagerly looking forward to your prompt response.


    Best Regards,

    CEO - LEE JAE JOON
    HR Department- Ana Teodoro

    Confidentiality Notice: This e-mail is from a law firm and may be protected by the attorney-client or work product privileges. If you have received this message in error, please notify the sender by replying to this e-mail and then delete it from your computer.

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  2. I received a new scam in my email in-box this morning from a company proporting to be from the "Aksel Group Company" out of Finland and Denmark. There is a real website, and the company claims to be listed on the Finnish Nasdaq. A comprehensive search and look at the Finnish exchange reveals no such company exists. The writer claims to be seek contract attorney services (the need for which, of course, is immediate!)

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  3. California LawyerMarch 3, 2011 at 2:39 PM

    I received an email request to contact them regarding a collection matter. Thanks for the heads-up!
    California Lawyer. 3/3/11

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  4. Got the same today:

    Attention: Counsel

    This is an official request for legal representation on behalf of H-kwang Elect. Pte Ltd. My name is CHEW Lei, based in Taiwan. We specialize in manufacturing, mining, metals, hardware kits, and their virtually finished goods. To give you a better understanding of what your responsibilities will be as our legal representative, it is important that you understand some difficulties we are faced with presently in receiving funds from clients. Your services will be:

    1, Provide consultation and legal advice in cases of clients with delinquent payments.
    2, Receive funds on our behalf from all part of Europe clients/customers with delinquent accounts.

    We propose that cases of customers with delinquent payment will be billed on a case to case bases and let us know your retainer fee or charge for any funds received by you for regular payment on behalf of H-kwang Elect. Pte Ltd I do hope this is acceptable to you. Upon receipt of your acceptance, I will update you on how we may proceed and open negotiation for remuneration accordingly. It is imperative that you respond promptly as we are poised to utilize your services with immediate effect.

    On behalf of H-kwang Elect. Pte Ltd, Please accept my sincerest appreciation in advance for your willingness to render your services as we look forward to your prompt response to our request. Your decision to consider our proposal will be invaluable to us and we are eagerly looking forward to your prompt response.

    Best Regards,
    DIR - CHEW LEI
    H-kwang Elect. Pte Ltd
    10, Alley 5, Lane 89,
    Sec 3 Nanjing E. Rd, Taipei,
    Taiwan 104

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