Phone Scammers Targeting Bankruptcy Filers
We were recently informed that phone scammers have been targeting bankruptcy filers in several states using personal information from filings and posing as attorneys to get intended victims to immediately wire money to satisfy a debt.
The article providing detailed information on the scam can be found at the Administrative Office of the United States Court’s website at the following link: http://www.uscourts.gov/news/2015/10/20/scam-targets-bankruptcy-filers
I wish to emphasize that the Bankruptcy Court does not disseminate personal information from filings to anyone. Information can be gathered from publically available websites and scammers are using the information to target potential vicitims.
We advise that you inform your clients of this issue and for them to contact you immediately in the event they receive a potential scam phone call.
Clerk of Court