Monday, April 18, 2011

Machinery Lawyer

From: James Parker
Subject: Re: Lawsuit!!
Date: April 18, 2011 2:05:20 AM PDT

I represent Premier Textiles Limited. We are based in United Kingdom.


We got your contact information from the online Lawyers Directory as a result of our search for reliable firm to provide legal services as requested.


We request your representation to counsel us in litigation and enable us collect a debt owed to us in the amount of $900,000.00USD by a delinquent seller in your jurisdiction. We are of the opinion that once our presence is established in your state via a legal representative, our seller will have no option but comply with payment request.



We believe that a normal scenario will require a phone call or demand letter from you to our seller if your services is retained. Although we believed that litigation should be applied as a last resort as we intend to preserve the relationship we have with our seller. Though we do hope not to resort to litigation unless all other options are exhausted but we will like the comfort of knowing that the option is available and letting our seller know that litigation may be enforced if the option becomes necessary.


We understand the concept of running a conflict check that is why we are providing our delinquent seller located in your state for your conflict check and to enable you present to us your retainer agreement for your services.


(A local business company name with an address goes here)

We will like to have a telephone conference with you on this issue as to let you know further details of this transaction.


We happened to have place an order for Machinery Equipments worth $1,800,000.00, and they demanded we pay 50 percent of the funds before delivering our products. Payment to the seller was made in August of 2010 and our calculation shows that delivery is about five Months late, for the regular purchase agreement requires seller to effect goods not later than 60 days upon payment or legal action may be enforced if delivery delay exceeds 120 days.


It will be very helpful if we receive your retainer agreement for review. This will enable our board decide on the conditions of the retainer in our next board meeting. Also once we have reviewed your agreement I will forward you supporting documents i.e., proof of payment, sales invoice, Wire transfer document. This will enable your firm start working on this case.


We thank you for your business as we look forward to your prompt response.


Sincerely,
James Parker.
President
Premier Textiles Limited
Green Lane
Green Lane Industrial Estate
Stockport
Cheshire
SK4 2JR
Tel:+447045759554
Fax:+447045759685
www.premier-textiles.com

3 comments:

  1. I got this same email yesterday. Actually it started with a short email which, unlike nearly all of these, actually used my name. I still smelled spam, and emailed back, saying that if they really had a legitimate matter, they should be able to find me and call or write with actual details. Later in the day they sent the exact wording you have here, listing an actual local industry. So I searched online for this company and any email scams associated with them, and found this one. Thanks for posting these, I get several of all the same types every day; usually addressed "dear Counselor" or something, referring to a debtor in my unnamed "jurisdiction." Amazing that people fall for this.
    Gerald Villella, Esq. Erie, PA

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  2. MICHAEL FATE, ESQ.October 28, 2011 at 2:29 PM

    I GOT ONE TODAY FROM A NEW PLAYER. THE LANGUAGE OF THE LETTER WAS THE SAME BUT THE SENDER WAS STEVEN LANGFORD, PRESIDENT OF COTTON & TEXTILE TRADING LTD, LONDON, ENGLAND AND THE ALLEGED DEBTOR WAS HAIFA INTERNATIONAL, INC., CULVER CITY, CA

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  3. We have received many of the more typical (and transparent) "dear counsel" scam emails. We received one from "Steven Langford" recently that sent the warning bells ringing, but decided to play it out to see what happened. We emailed back, double--checked that the sending company and the vendor/defendant company were legitimate, and then sent an engagement letter. Today we received an email announcing that the mere threat of hiring us facilitated a settlement and to expect a check. Also today in the mail we received a very legitimate-looking check for $350,000 drawn on a Royal Bank of Canada account. We've since verified that the local vendor referenced in the scam has no connection to any of this.

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