Mrs. Tracy Gold Fraud Letter: Attorney Scam

Our office recently received a physical scam letter from Mrs. Tracy Gold. The fraudulent letter claims that Mrs. Tracy Gold was directed to contact our office in order to settle a loan owed to Mrs. Hillary Higgins Green. The scam letter came with fraudulent cashiers check in the amount of $145,500. Click here for more information on scams targeting attorneys.

December 9,2011

Dear Aaron Hall

PAYMENT NOTIFICATION

I was instructed to contact you by Mrs. Hillary Higgins Green regarding the loan money
owed to her because you are going to file a case against me in court. It is my hope that we
don’t have to go that far as I intend to pay every cent back.

I experienced some economic downturn just like a lot of businesses, which explains why
I have not settled the debt so far and I would be very grateful if we can settle this matter
without going to court. As proof that I am serious about paying the money back I have
enclosed a Cashier’s Check for $145,500.00 as part payment of the loan and will make
sure I get the remainder of the balance to you as soon as possible. I arrived in Toronto,
Canada some few days ago to attend the finale closing sale of my property and have
promised her that after the sales I would be paying her some money but I got a message
from her that she doesn’t want to communicate with me anymore and that she has
contacted you and you where filing a case against me in court, please I intend to pay up
the money and will initiate the payment of the remaining balance upon my return.

I apologies for any inconvenience I might have caused her and am very sorry for the
delays.

Yours sincerely

Mrs. Tracy Gold

Our office then received this email from one Ms. Hillary Higgins Green on December 16. The email requests help in settling a debt, even though–at least according to Mrs. Tracy Gold–we’ve already been retained in the matter.

MS. Hillary Higgins Green.
mrs.hillaryhigginsgreen@rocketmail.com
Please I am in need of a lawyer in America that will help me get back my money.I
believe you will be able to help me, and you will take your charges. I
lent money to my in-law who has paid me only 20 percent of the
money and has refused to pay me the balance so I want legal action to
be taken, because I have lost all I have in the crisis in Japan.you can
contact me on this email address:
mrs.hillaryhigginsgreen@rocketmail.com
MS. Hillary Higgins Green.

Here’s another correspondence from Mrs. Hillary Green:

From: hillary green green [mailto:hillgreen02@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 2:41 AM
To: Aaron Hall
Subject: urgent

Dear Aaron Hall,

How are you doing? My In-law contacted me saying she made some payment to
your firm.I will like you to please confirm if your office received
any payment of such.

Looking Forward to your mail.

Thanks for your help so far.
Mrs Hillary Green.

Here are Mrs. Hillary Green’s wire transfer instructions:

From: hillary green green [mailto:hillgreen02@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 9:04 AM
To: Aaron Hall
Subject: Re: urgent

Dear Aaron Hall,

Thanks for the update, i am happy she decided to send the payment. Bellow is my wire instruction, I would be glad if you can send the money today. Please once the wire is sent send me a copy of the wire transaction. I was also advised by the bank that in other for the wire to go through swiftly the instructions have to be as they are nothing should be omitted or added.

Thanks


Wire Instruction

BANK NAME:…….KEIYO BANK
BANK BRANCH:…….KASHWA BRANCH
BRANCH CODE:……231
SWIFTCODE:…..KEIBJPJT
ACCOUNT NUMBER:……8461531
BANK ADDRESS:……CHIBA KEN, KASHIWA SHI CHUO CHO 1-1, JAPAN
COMPANY/BENEFICIARY NAME:……SOMEYA KAZUKO
ADDRESS:…..CHIBA-KEN, KASHIWA SHI, SAKASAI 4-26-1, SAMVILLAGE B-101, JAPAN

After notifying Mrs. Hillary Green that there may be a problem with the check Mrs. Tracy Gold sent our firm, Mrs. Hillary Green responded with the following:

From: hillary green green [mailto:hillgreen02@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 10:54 AM
To: Aaron Hall
Subject: Re: urgent
Please what problem is that?