Internet scammers have invented a new racket. The scammer searches the public bankruptcy files, obtains the name and telephone number of a bankruptcy debtor’s attorney, places a telephone call to the debtor using a caller I.D. that misrepresents itself as the attorney’s number, and, posing as the attorney, advises the debtor to wire money to an account. The calls typically occur outside regular business hours, when the debtor cannot contact his actual attorney to determine the validity of the call.
This practice was reported at http://www.oknb.uscourts.gov/news/warning-phishing-attack-targeting-bankruptcy-debtors.