Received following yesterday from "Brentcross Tex Enerprise Co Ltd." Slightly different twist on previous "debt collection" scams posted here. This one seeks representation for recovery of alleged payment advance for "Electrical Equipment."
From: Steven Brentcross [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, February 04, 2011 5:57 AM
Subject: RE: Lawyer Needed
Sorry for the delay in responding.. We request your representation to counsel us in litigation and enable us collect a debt owed to us by a delinquent seller. We do appreciate your time in reviewing our request and we will do everything possible to insure a smooth and hitch free business relationship. We are of the opinion that once our presence is established in your state via a legal representative our seller will have no option but comply with payment request and accompanied with legal action and litigation will push for the accounts to be paid attention to effectively.
I represent Brentcross Tex Enterprise Co Ltd. We are based in United Kingdom, we are authorized to cooperate with foreign individuals and partners for Textile and fabric exploitation in the European regions and other parts of the world. We export and Import some of our products in North and South America.
We got your contact information from the online Lawyers Directory as a result of our search for reliable firm to provide legal services as requested.
We believe that a normal scenario will require a phone call or demand letter from you to our seller if your services is retained. Although we believed that litigation should be applied as a last resort as we intend to preserve the relationship we have with our seller. Though we do hope not to resort to litigation unless all other options are exhausted but we will like the comfort of knowing that the option is available and letting our seller know that litigation may be enforced if the option becomes necessary.
We understand the concept of running a conflict check that is why we are providing our delinquent seller located in your state for your conflict check and to enable you present to us your retainer agreement for your services.
Weems Electric Company Inc
220 Faith Hill Street
Ridgeland, MS 39157-4119
This particular seller owes approx. $900,000.00 and the delivery is overdue as our regular purchase agreement requires seller to effect goods not later than 60 days upon payment or legal action may be enforced if delivery delay exceeds 90 days. We happened to have place an order of Electrical Equipment worth $1,800,000.00, and they demanded we pay 50 percent of the funds before delivering our products. Payment for this seller was made in February of 2010 and our calculation shows that delivery is about ten Months late.
It will be very helpful if we receive your retainer agreement for review. This will enable our board decide on the conditions of the retainer in our next board meeting. Also once we have reviewed your agreement I will forward you supporting documents i.e, proof of payment, sales invoice, wire transfer slip. This will enable your firm start working on this case. I will also call you to follow up on this matter once your firm has agreed to take on this case.
We thank you for your business as we look forward to your prompt response.
Brentcross Tex Enterprise Co Ltd
22A Green Lane Industrial Estate,
Stockport , Cheshire U.K? SK4 2JR