Rich Robertson Fraud Email: Attorney Scam

Our law firm recently received emails from one Rich Robertson that are part of a scam targeting attorneys. The scam involves requesting that a “mediator in the collection” of a debt supposedly owed by one Eric Muller.

The purpose of providing this information is to help other attorneys avoid being victims (lawyers searching for Rich Robertson or Eric Muller in Google will be able to find this page).

Attorney Scam Email 1

Hello Counsel,

I am inquiring about the possibility of your firm representing me in
the litigation of a loan matter.

Debtor: Eric Muller

Amount: $288,000.00

Amount Paid:$80,000

Balance $208,000.00 plus 7.75% annual interest.

If you or your firm can be of any assistance, please get back to me at
your earliest convenience so I can send you related documents.
Yours Truely,

Attorney Scam Email 2

Dear Aaron Hall,
Thank you so much for your respond to my email,
Mr Muller Lives in Minnesota, his full names are Mr Eric Muller ,His email address is

Please look into my agreement and see how best you can help. We agreed under this Agreement for a 48 time cash payment of $288,000.00. To his credit, he has paid me $80,000.00 but still owing $208,000.00 plus 7.75% annual interest.

I want you to act as my mediator in the collection of this payment from Eric Muller. I require your services to represent me in connection with any matter with the resolution of the payment expressed in the agreement reached.
Eric Muller has been avoiding me ,He has refused all entreaties for repaying the loan.I have just advised him of my intention on retaining your firm.

Find attached copies of my agreement for your review. Please send me your Engagement letter so that we may proceed.



Attorney Scam Email 3 – Supposedly from the Opposing Party (Eric Muller)

Hello Sir,
Mr Rich Robertson of the GB FINANCE AND LOAN FIRM,UK.informed me that you/your firm is holding brief on his behalf for the recovery of the said loan.
I am sorry things have gone this way ,Business have been so dull i do not intend to default ,i am ready for an out of court settlement .I plead for your leniency and understanding,
As of now I am in far away QATAR on a business trip I have discussed extensively with my finance advisor he said we can make payment from one of our offshore account.I have instruct him to prepare and send a part payment through your firm to RICH ROBERTSON.He will be in contact with you soon to discuss the mode of payment.

Please express my sincere apology to Mr Rich Robertson for the delay in repaying the loan.

I appreciate your understanding in this matter.

Eric Muller

Leave a Public Comment

  • Susan Bainbridge
    October 31, 2012, 6:35 pm

    Hi Aaron,

    I am not a lawyer, but attended law school summer school. I am a consulant, security person and private investigator. Like our colleagues who have written before me, I too have received emails with “Eric Muler’s” name, and “Alfred Odwod.” Mr. Odwod supposedly lives in New York.

    Everything else is the exact same wording. I called the GB Finance and Loan Firm telephone phone. The recording I received was in French.

    Many thanks.

    Peace to all,
    Susan Bainbridge

  • Nathalie Sinavong
    May 26, 2012, 7:34 am

    Hi Aaron, I’m practicing in France and received exectly the same scam, with ne name of Philips Gregory (although the alledgely “loan agreeement” mentions Eric Muller). The method used is identical. Thank you for your blog. Would be interested to know if there were real victims.

  • Basak Balci
    May 25, 2012, 8:49 am

    Hi Aaron,
    I have received e-mails from this guy and his debtor in the name of Philips Gregory. I got suspicious when these guys sent me these scam e-mails at the same time. I googled the Company name and found this blog. I guess now these people are trying to deceive attorneys in Turkey. Anyways, it really worked, thanks so much for the information.

  • Stephen
    April 18, 2012, 4:23 am

    Thanks for that. Same email, again, notwithstanding the fact I practice in New Zealand.

  • Christian Berger
    March 28, 2012, 11:43 am

    got the same email. thank you for this blog!

  • Fabian Lange
    March 5, 2012, 5:16 am


    I just received an Eric Muller- Scam. It’s identical with scam # 1. I’m practicing in Germany. So this scam guy really operates on an international scale :-) thanks for posting.

  • Paul Johns
    February 27, 2012, 3:06 pm

    Aaron, thank you for posting this email. I received an identical, suspicious email (despite practising in New Zealand, the names and amounts are identical) and you have helped me determine it is a scam very quickly.

    Wilsoms Dada, Aaron Hall is providing a valuable service here. If you are still concerned, Googling a short phrase from the email is quite enlightening e.g.

  • wilsoms dada
    February 10, 2012, 9:47 am

    My question is What is your proof that this is a scam? Otherwise remove this post from your site

  • Aaron Hall, Minnesota Lawyer
    February 8, 2012, 8:40 am

    Wilsoms Dada:

    The purpose of posting scams that target attorneys is to help other attorneys avoid such scams. I have received many letters of appreciation from attorneys who have (1) avoided being victims and (2) avoided wasting time with a scam artist after coming to our site.

    I spoke with the Minnesota Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board about whether our firm had any ethical duties, such as attorney-client privilege or confidentiality, to scam artists who purport to seek legal representation. The Lawyers Board stated that there were no such duties to scam artists who are not legitimate clients.


  • wilsoms dada
    February 8, 2012, 8:30 am

    Aaron what is your point doing this? You are an attorney you are suppose to keep attorney/client relationship discreet and secret .What is your proof that this is a scam?if you have been reap off base and cannot be of help why don’t you get lost and let the man breath