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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