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I would like to know if anyone can get a email address with lawyer.com
How can I verify this person is real lawyer or not.
Hi, in what jurisdiction does the person say he/she is in who claims to be a lawyer on Lawyers.com?
he has a email address lawyer.com not lawyers.com
OK...does he say where he is a lawyer?
Thanks for helping out
he is in Malaysia not sure where he is a lawyer. can anyone can get a lawyer.com
no worries...if he represents where he is a lawyer, then you can look him up in the roles of the local/state/provinces bar association.
As far as that goes, I'm not certain what the criteria are.
Let me take a look at the website and see if I can tell.
I just want to know if it is anyone can get a email with lawyer.com
ok...give me a second...I'm reviewing their website to see if they verify legal qualifications
or only qualified lawyer can have
Thank you... you are wonderful
OK...I can see right away that they will allow "office managers" to register on the site.
That means that anyone can get on their and claim to be a lawyer and get an email address from them.
Are you facing some sort of scam?
so it is not offical legal website
No...it's not an official site. It's a site that is supposed to be used by lawyers or law firms to advertise to people.
It looks like anyone can pay to get an account with them
So, the person claiming to be a lawyer may have simply registered and opened an account to try to make it seem like he is legitimate
If I may...what is he trying to convince you to do?
ask me to pay money to help a business
That doesn't sound like something a lawyer would be doing.
I'd be very very sceptical of what he is asking if I were you
I told him that I have not money to help. but he said he is going to ask thebuyer to put some money into my account to help the business transition
Ah ha...that's definitely a scam.
He's going to ask for your bank account information and then will extract money from it.
I'm not exactly sure how it will work, but that sounds like the common theme of such a scam.
but I have his phone in Malaysia and mobile phone as well
Even so...why would he ask you?
I don't have any money in my bank account
How did he contact you?
via my email and my mobile phone
He also has my copy of my drive lience
I am scare now
OK. Whatever you do, do not give him your bank account information.
What other personal information does he have?
my address and my drive licence
Please help me
OK. I advise you to start monitoring your credit.
they don't have my credit card
Yes, but he has some of your personal information. He could attempt to use this to open up a credit card account. Or to try to gain access to other information about you which would allow him to open up a credit account
Do you think they use my personal information to open a new credit card
So I do need to concell my licnece
I'm not certain how it would work in Australia, but in the US, you can contact credit agencies and put a hold on your credit
No...I don't think you need to go that far.
Do AustralXXXXX XXXXXcenses have your tax id or government ID number on them?
no, just my name and my address and my drive licence no & date of birth
ok. I don't recommend cancelling the drivers license. Just monitor your credit record and if possible contact the Australian credit agencies and ask them to put a "fraud alert" on your account.
ok, any suggestions??
I'm looking right now to see if I can determine who you should talk to.
Go to this website:
It has a list of credit agencies in Australia
check each site and see if they have any sort of "fraud protection" program you can sign up for.
Also, alert your bank that you have a potential fraudster who is trying to access your accounts
Do I just ask my bank put on hold
No. Just tell them what is going on and ask them to put an alert on your account.
Also, check out this website:
It has some information about how to get a credit report
A credit report will tell you whether anyone has opened a credit account without your authorization
If you monitor it, you can protect your self by timely disputing any unauthorized credit accounts
It may also provide you with information on how to put a fraud alert on your credit history
In Australia, to be able to open a new credit card. this person need hav 100 points I dont; think they can do in Australia
Hopefully that is true. But with someone who is "after you" so to speak, it's best to keep an eye out on your report just to be safe
but no sure if US
Credit fraud is one of the most common crimes
Do you have any credit links in the US?
Do I dont'
OK. Then just monitor your Aussie credit
Well...the best thing I can tell you is that it sounds like you've caught the would be lawyer in his scam before you've given him your bank account info
As that is the case, it is likely that you won't have any problems
But just keep an eye on your credit history to protect yourself.
Is there any reason you think this person would be able to physically contact you in Australia?
he said he would come with the germstones
I am stupid. trust someone online.
Well...it sounds like a creative scam to say the least.
I don't think anything else will happen to you.
And people fall for scams all the time...you are not the first and you won't be the last
Don't beat yourself up over it
However, if you have any concerns for your safety or see something suspicious, then alert the local police
Is there anything further I can do for you?
well, he said he is going to ask the buyer to put the deposit into my bank account. The person I contacted. The email from Afgenistan. I trace the email ID and it was from Saudi Araba
Do you think I should report to the police
You can try...since you are dealing with someone internationally, you should contact the Australian federal police.
There may be a "cyber" crimes division which could assist you further.
Thank you very much.
you have a good day!!!