FRAUD ALERT: Collection scam attempt from "Andris Georgijs"

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We have received numerous reports from Nova Scotia lawyers who’ve received the following scam attempt from “Andris Georgijs”. The response emails were as follows:

From: Andris Georgijs [mailto: andrisgeorgijs2001 @ gmail. com]
Sent: 05 October 2016 16:42
Subject: Further Details.

Thank you for your quick response to our email. See further details with regards to our inquiry for your better understanding of the matter. We ordered for some goods from “JB Global Ltd” in August, 2015 and the terms of the sales contract demands us to pay 50% of the total cost of the ordered goods before delivery and the balance after we have received the same goods. However, after we paid the initial deposit, we did not receive any goods as required. The goods ought to be delivered on the 28th of October, 2015. More time was given to them to deliver the goods which they were still unable to meet with. Hence, we requested for a refund.

We have made several efforts to have them refund the initial deposit, but to no avail. We have therefore decided to resort to legal means since there is a legal document (sales agreement) prior to this transaction. Find below details of the supplier for your conflict check.

“JB Global Ltd”
DC2
Viscount Way
South Marston Industrial Estate
Swindon
SN3 4TN

We have suffered so much loss as a result of this failed transaction and we are ready to proceed with litigation if the need should arise. Let us know the best way to approach this issue and we will comply as long as we get results. Furthermore, we have some concerns and would like you to respond in detail in your reply.

Are they any foibles you see in this case?

If litigation is involved, the distance gives us some concern with regards to court appearances. How can this be handled?

How much is your legal fee? Do you charge on hourly basis or contingency?

What should we expect from you? Any guarantees?

Please advise on your assessment of this case. A quick response will be appreciated.

Best Regards,
Andris Georgijs.
Operations Manager
Hotronic Tools & Chips Company,
Shop 1, G/F Tak Lee Court 10 Ko Shan
Road To Kwa Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: 0085-25-8087510.
Email: headoperations @ hotronics-tool. com
Email: andrisgeorgijs2001 @ gmail. com
web: hotronics-tool. com

This has been confirmed as a scam attempt – any communication from these individuals may be simply dismissed.

Be vigilant with every request for services that you receive. Fraudulent requests for services can be made by email, paper mail and courier, as well as individuals who arrive in person to retain you and use your trust account to receive and disburse funds. Be cautious with all cheques received, especially if they exceed an agreed upon amount.

Visit our Fraud section to read more on current reported scams and how to avoid them. Remember that you must always confirm a prospective client’s identification in accordance with the Client ID Regulations of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society.

If you decide to proceed with a transaction, be sure to go to the bank website to verify branch transit number, address and phone number on the cheque. Wait until the bank confirms that the funds are legitimate and are safe to withdraw from the deposit. Where possible, use the Large Value Transfer System (LVTS), an electronic funds transfer system that allows large payments to be exchanged securely and immediately.

For tips to avoid being victimized, read a list of "Red Flags”, and visit the Fraud section on lians.ca. To report or seek advice on dealing with fraud and scam attempts, contact Cynthia Nield at cnield@lians.ca or 902 423 1300, x346.

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