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    Civil Case Settlement Scam?

    My wife received a letter with a $2975 check from "US Bank" enclosed stating that she was entitled to a $132K legal settlement as a victim of a fraud. The $2975 check was enclosed as an advance payment on the settlement. The letter does not provide additional details and states that the settlement was subject to a "gag order" as part of the settlement.

    Is this a fraud? I suppose we could try to deposit the check and see what happens, but I would like to avoid a bad check penalty from our bank. I tried to Google the law firm name "Hirschberg & Kaufman Law Group" without success although they appear to have a working 888 phone number.

    I suspect a fraud, but a mail order scam campaign would seem very expensive. Has anyone out there reported a similar letter?

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    Re: Civil Case Settlement Scam?

    Quote Originally Posted by iolanthe View Post

    I suspect a fraud, but a mail order scam campaign would seem very expensive. Has anyone out there reported a similar letter?
    This is advanced fee Nigerian 419 scam. Very simple and very effective.

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