December 19, 2011
FBI Warns of Internet Advance-Fee Scam
The Richmond Division of the FBI has issued an alert regarding an advance-fee scam targeting attorneys in multiple states, including Virginia. A person holding himself or herself out as “Bruce Shattock” or “S & J Boring” of Livonia, Michigan, has contacted several attorneys via e-mail requesting assistance in the collection of a business debt, usually about $200,000.
Bruce Shattock is an identifiable person and S & J Boring has been identified as an actual business. It is believed that the perpetrator is impersonating these entities and neither is implicit in the scam.Updated: Dec 19, 2011