Keith Renni RG Wire & Cable Attorney Scam

Our law firm was recently contacted by someone claiming to be Keith Rennie, Director of RG Wire & Cable limited. Our firm contacted RG Wire & Cable and inquired about the correspondance. Keith Rennie confirmed that the message was “an internet scam” and should be ignored. The scam was particularly convincing in that it used a real person and company, and also provided several convincing attachment documents.


How are you today? We would like to Thank you for your response to our inquiry for legal services.RG Wire & Cable Ltd, is a private limited company founded in February 2006.We provide recognized industry standard and custom built cable types covering many applications across a wide market range.

However,We wish to inform you that we would be needing your firms legal help to assist us with a breach of contract matter and also retrieve funds owed to our company.We ordered goods from WESCO Distribution Inc and was asked to make a 50% down payment before goods will be delivered to us and that we did and up till date no goods were delivered nor was a refund made.We hereby seek legal help from your firm to help us collect this money owed to our company as we do not wish to go any further with the said transaction. We have made several previous attempts to collect these funds which all ended negatively.We are aware that a conflict search will
need to be done.Please find below details of the owing company.

Here is the name of our supplier for your conflict check of interest- WESCO Distribution Inc at 601 Lakeview Point, New Brighton, MN 55112-3495.

In this email you will find attached contract,copy of invoice,copy of proof of payment for your perusal.We are prepared to pay a reasonable retainer fee for this service as soon as our board gets to review the terms of your engagement letter.So please have that sent to my attention via email if this is a case you are willing to

We would want your firm to Provide legal assistance, collect funds owed to us and bring actions in court against WESCO Distribution Inc,if the need be,We look forward to your prompt response to our email.we wanted to also inform you that the said funds owed to us has caused a great strain on our company’s operational capital and want this issue resolved.We would like to know a few things about your firm and also how this case would be handled.Find our concerns and questions below.

1. Have you handled cases like mine? Do you have a track record of success?

2. What course of action would you recommend for my business dispute?

3. What are the strengths and weaknesses of my case?

4. Do you have extensive experience in cases like mine?

5. Will you be handling my case personally?

6. How do your fees work?

7. How long have you been in practice?

8. How strong is my case and what are the possible outcomes?

9. How long do you think it will take to resolve this matter?

10.How often will you communicate with me about my case status?

11.Will you plan to pursue a settlement or fight for a court date? What about arbitration?

12.Who else in your office will work on our case?

13.What are our responsibilities in this case?

14.Will you work on a contingency basis?

However,if you are able to help us with legal services do have your retainer agreement prepared and forwarded to us for proper review of your terms and conditions to know if we can employ your services as time is of essence and we would want this issue to be resolved ASAP.

If you have any questions contact me personally anytime by email or phone which you would find details at my signature block.

Best Regards,

Keith Rennie
RG Wire & Cable Limited
67 Cavendish Way Southfield
Industrial Estate Glenrothes
Fife KY6 2SB,United Kingdom
TEL:+44 70457 09887
Fax:+44 1592 775822


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  • Rick M. Davis
    April 6, 2012, 8:00 am

    That sounds about right. Thanks for taking the time to respond to my inquiry and for alerting me to this scam. I was very excited about the situation but had some doubts. I was particularly skeptical about a large company using a Yahoo address. In any case, I greatly appreciate your time and effort.

  • Aaron Hall, Minnesota Lawyer
    April 5, 2012, 8:08 pm


    I don’t know the details of how this particular scam works, but the information provided to us was not legitimate.

    Here is an article I wrote about how these scams usually work:


  • Rick M. Davis
    April 5, 2012, 7:59 pm

    What’s the scam? How does it work?

  • Glenn C. Romano
    April 5, 2012, 10:31 am

    I am an attorney in Philadelphia and I received the same inquiry from Mr. Rennie. It had a bad stench from the get go. Why would a company director use a yahoo email account? In doing a google search on his company I found your warning. Thank you.