Scammers use UK lawyers ID for email fraud

| 12/06/2009

(CNS): In the wake of reports that e-mail scammers are using the identity of a genuine UK lawyer, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) is warning all residents to be on their guard against the emails in circulation purporting to be from these legal chambers in the UK as they are fraudulent. The emails claim to be from legal representatives,and following the usual e-mail scam approach, they inform the recipient that they may be related to a deceased person who has left a substantial amount of money unclaimed.

In one case, the scam artists are using the genuine identity of Jonathon Grace from Deans Court, London, and the legitimate law firm has issued a warning.  “It has come to our attention that the identity of Mr Jonathan Grace of Counsel is being used in one-mail scam, through which undesirables are attempting to extort money through offerings of fictional windfalls and inheritances,” the warning states. “Some of the scam e-mails have been cleverly created so that they appear to come from Mr Jonathan Grace at However, they do not originate from Deans Court Chambers and have been sent without the knowledge or authorisation of Mr Jonathan Grace.”

The RCIPS said other emails in circulation claim to come from Solomon Martins Law Chambers and anyone who receives an e-mail which talks of inheritances or windfalls is are urged to ignore it and delete it immediately.

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  1. Evolution says:

    Economic Darwinsim is how I see it.  A fool and his money are soon parted.  A  greedy fool who wants money for nothing has his money parted fastest of all.

  2. Anonymous says:

    We already have enough people coming around here pretending to be real lawyers.  

    Maybe they should apply for a job advising SPIT?  The absence of legitimate credentials doesn’t seem to bother them!  Plus, their budget seems to have PLENTY of room for pissing away money with nothing to show, so they pay ought to be great!

  3. Anonymous says:

    CNS reports 419 scam email – read ‘ll ’bout it.


    Do you believe that there are people on these islands that fall for these idiotic scams?
    If so then why don’t you issue advisories about the bogus opportunities I am offered to lose weight, or to enhance my qualifications or my manly facilities?
    This is not a news story.