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This happens all the time. People, I think erroneously, believe that stating they are represented by an attorney will get them favorable treatment or for the opposing party to drop the matter. So, they say they have an attorney when they in fact do not. It's plainly lying, but it is not a crime or a even a civil cause of action. Unless a person has a fiduciary duty to you, which a random person off the street does not, then their lying to you unless it is for some type of pecuniary gain like a sale is not fraud or fraud in the inducement. Obviously this person has no intention of stopping her practice based on you cease and desist. So, you'll need to in fact file a lawsuit for an injunction for unfair trade practice competition and infringement.
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