What Are Barrister, Esquire, Lawyer and Attorney Scams?

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What Are Barrister, Esquire, Lawyer and Attorney Scams?

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Scam emails from legal practitioners are various types of scam emails where the scammer is claiming to be acting as legal council on authority of some organization or on another person's behalf and making claims that large sums of money are due. They will say that they either want to send you this money because it is due to you, or for you to help them receive this money on either their behalf, or on behalf of their client who they may also claim is already deceased. The financial compensation they will discuss can be for a variety of different fake reasons. Often is has to do with unclaimed funds, unpaid contract funds, or the recovery of some funds that are lodged with a bank or other financial institution. They may also claim in some cases that the money is due from a government and that they are representing a government entity.

These are all a type of scam known as Advance-Fee Fraud. Advance-Fee Fraud is best described as an offer of money, merchandise, services, employment, or even romance, but where the victim is asked to pay a fee in advance to obtain whatever is being promised to them by the scammer. The main scam strategy of all advance-fee fraud scams is to try to persuade the victim to send money, and then continue to send more money to the scammer, as many times as possible, until the victim eventually runs out of money and/or goes into debt as a result of losses from the scam.

Please click here to read more about the psychological techniques used to deceive people with Advance-Fee Fraud scams. The following article on Wikipedia also explains more about Advance-Fee Scams in general: Wikipedia Link

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