Bruce Shattock Fraud Letter: Attorney Scam

Our office has been contacted several times by Bruce Shattock, supposedly on Behalf of S&J Boring Inc. Similar scams targeting attorneys have been reported in Alabama. Within the scam emails, Bruce’s phone number is listed as 734 956 2445. The following are our firm’s correspondences with one Bruce Shattock.

Bruce Shattock:

Bruce Shattock
bruceshattock200@gmail.com

Dear Counsel,

On behalf of S & J Boring Inc., we request your legal

services and possible representation on a possible

litigation matter involving S & J Boring Inc. and a client

in your local area. Do let us know if you are

currently accepting new clients. We look forward to a

prompt response from you. Thank you very much.

Sincerely,

Bruce Shattock.
S & J Boring Inc.
31170 Industrial Road
Livonia, MI 48150

Here is another correspondence from Bruce Shattock:

Bruce Shattock
bruceshattock123@gmail.com
208-000-0000
Dear Counsel,

On behalf of S & J Boring Inc., we request your legal assistance and possible representation on a possible litigation matter involving a client in your jurisdiction.

Do let us know if you are currently accepting new clients.We look forward to a prompt response from you.Thank you very much.Email:bruceshattock123@gmail.com

Sincerely,
Bruce Shattock.
S & J Boring Inc.
31170 Industrial Road
Livonia, MI 48150

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Dear Aaron Hall,

Thank you for your prompt response to my email.I will be calling your office to further discuss this matter with you or you can reach me via the telephone number below at your earliest convenience.

We are requesting for your legal assistance in a debt recovery and a possible litigation matter.This debt is as a result of an outstanding payment for goods supplied to MAIN TOOL & MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC .7800 Beech Street NE Minneapolis, MN 55432,valued at $385,750.00.(Three Hundred and Eighty Five Thousand,Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars). The said outstanding payment was for goods delivered in good condition.An initial deposit of $85,000 was paid and the due date for the balance payment was set for the 5th of September, 2011 as stipulated in our supplier’s invoice.
After this agreement was breached,we had a lengthy negotiation and consequently agreed to extend payment to a deadline of 24th of October, 2011.
Quite unfortunately, the extended deadline was not honored.We will like to draw your attention to the relationship with our customer which has been cordial and we have had successful business relationship over the past few years,and it is in our position to maintain this relationship after collection of the outstanding sum owed to us.

We will like you to carry out a conflict check on my debtor,and let me know the outcome,then we can talk about the fee agreement.

We look forward to a prompt response from you.
Thank you.
Sincerely,
Bruce Shattock
President
S & J BORING INC.

31170 Industrial Road
Livonia, MI 48150
Direct Tel: 734 956 2445
Fax: 734 943 6044

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From: Bruce Shattock [mailto:bruceshattock200@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, November 21, 2011 2:04 PM
To: Aaron Hall
Subject: Re: Legal question submitted on November 15, 2011

Thank you for your email.I am glad that your firm do not have a conflict of interest.I would prefer a soft approach to this matter in order to save the business relationship.My expectation of your services for now will be within the scenario of a phone call and a demand letter to my debtor.Please,do put together a retainer agreement,stating your hourly rate of $250 per hour and the required retainer amount of $1,500 for my review and signature. Do not hesitate to call me if you have any questions.
I look forward to a timely response from you.
Sincerely
Bruce Shattock

After “Bruce” found out that I was exposing his scam online, he sent this:

From: Bruce Shattock [mailto:bruceshattock200@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, November 21, 2011 4:55 PM
To: Aaron Hall
Subject: Re: Legal question submitted on November 15, 2011

Mr. Hall,you are a BASTARD!!!!!!!!!!!

Update:

11/22/2011: I just received word that an attorney in San Luis Obispo, CA received the scam email from “Bruce Shattock.” Presumably, the email to attorneys are customized to their particular geographic location and jurisdiction.