Separation agreement scam using the name Lysa Walter
Date First Reported: May 2015
Primary Name Associated: Lysa Walter
Description of Potential Fraud:
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Lysa Walter looking to retain them with regards to a collecting overdue payments resulting from a separation agreement.
This is a classic bad cheque scam that presents as legal matter requiring the assistance of a lawyer. In this scam lawyers will be duped into wiring real funds from their trust accounts after depositing a fake cheque received as payment from the debtor (who is part of the fraud).
See our Confirmed Fraud Page for more of an explanation of how these frauds work and to see other names associated with it. Our Fraud Fact Sheet lists the red flags of a bogus legal matter that is really a fraud.
Here is the initial email sent by the fraudster to the lawyer:
From: Lysa Walter [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: May-06-15 7:02 PM
Subject: DEAR COUNSEL
I wish to file a case against my ex-husband ( Morgan Walter ) for failure to complete court ordered payments of Child Support, Spousal Support, Equitable distribution and Medical support in our separation agreement.Kindly respond to confirm your readiness to assist.
I am earnestly waiting for your reply.
May 11, 2015 at 8:24 am, Valerie said:
Thank you for posting this. I also received this email (word for word) this weekend through our website contact.