FRAUD ALERT: Litigation scam attempt from "Andy Liu"
LIANS has been received numerous reports of the following scam attempt from “Andy Liu”:
From: Andy Liu <andyliu324 @gmail. com>
Date: Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 6:00 AM
My name is Mr. Andy Liu, i am seeking your assistance in the litigation of a debt owed to me by the uncle of my late wife. I am searching for a lawyer that will assist me in writing a formal demand letter to my debtor, file a law suit when necessary and generally represent me. I am partially paralyzed and disabled, because of this limitation i can’t physically go after him myself.
I truly hope you can assist me with this and I eagerly wait your response.
andyliu324 @ gmail.com
+852 2817 0144
As this had 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 email@example.com or 902 423 1300, x346.