At Henkels Law, we take the protection of our clients very seriously. This morning, we were notified of a scam that is targeting individuals who have filed for bankruptcy. The Department of Homeland Security is involved and is taking efforts to prevent such infringements.
The scam goes as follows:
“The culprit places calls to the debtor with the bankruptcy attorney’s phone number appearing in the caller ID window. The calls are done after hours and on weekends so the victim cannot verify by calling his or her bankruptcy attorney. The culprit informs the debtor that one of his debts was not listed in his bankruptcy, that it’s a big mess, and that the attorney has a contingency fund to compensate for these mistakes, but the debtor needs to wire $400 to the creditor immediately to avoid arrest and spending 14 days in jail, and then present a receipt to the attorney and the attorney will reimburse the debtor, and amend the pleadings.”
These types of calls can be intimating and convincing. Unfortunately, this is not the first time we have heard of people being scammed for money following the filing of a bankruptcy. If you receive a call with a similar script/tactic, please do not give them any information. Hang up on the caller, and contact our office.
Again, we take your protection seriously. We are here to help and to make this process as stress-free as possible for each and every one of you. Thanks for your time and attention to this. We will be actively notifying as many people that may be affected by this as we can. Please feel free to share or pass the word along.
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