Thursday, 19 March 2015

Aspiring Solicitors Debt Collection Nola Burke

Aspiring Solicitors Debt Collection Nola Burke being spammed with an excel document.

These emails aren't from these companies at all , they are just being used to make the email look more genuine, ie. from a real company.
Note
It's also worth remembering that the company itself  may not have any knowledge of this email and it's link(s) or attachment as it won't have come from their servers and IT systems but from an external bot net.

It's not advised to ring them as there won't really be anything they can do to help you.
WARNING:
While details of exactly what this .XML based word document does, one report
shows that the payload will auto-run even if macros have been disabled



Message Header::

From: Nola Burke {Erin.04e@hellomynameiskeith.com}
Subject: Aspiring Solicitors Debt Collection
Message Body (Our Client Examples)
Our Client Bank of Scotland PLC
Our Client Barclays PLC
Our Client HSBC BANK PLC
Our Client Lloyds Bank PLC
Our Client Lloyds Corporate Finance
Our Client National Westmenister Bank PLC
Our Client Royal Bank of Scotland PLC

Message Body (One example)
Aspiring Solicitors
Ref : 957527144
Date : 02.10.2014
Dear Sir, Madam
Re: Our Client HSBC BANK PLC
Account Number:25839771
Balance:       2,345.00
We are instructed by HSBC BANK PLC in relation to the above matter.
You are required to pay the balance of GBP 2,345.00 in full within 7(seven) days from the date of this email to avoid Country Court proceedings being issued against you. Once proceedings have been issued, you will be liable for court fees and solicitors costs detailed below.
Court Fees  GBP 245.00
Solicitors Costs  GBP 750.00
Cheques or Postal Orders should be  made payable to HSBC BANK PLC and sent to the address in attachment below quoting the above account number.
We are instructed by our Client that they can accept payment by either Debit or Credit Card.If you wish to make a payment in this wa, then please contact us with your Card details. We will then pass these details on to our Client in order that they may process your agreed payment. Kindly note that any payment made will be shown on your Bank and/or Credit Card Statement as being made to HSBC BANK PLC
If you have any queries regarding this matter or have a genuine reason for non payment, you should contact us within 7 days from the date of this email to avoid legal proceedings being issued against you, by filling the contact us form in attachment below.
Yours faithfully,
Nola Burke
Aspiring Solicitors
Department CCD, Box 449
Upper Ground Floor
1-5 Queens Road Quadrant
Brighton
BN1 3XJ
United Kingdom

 Attachment:
957527144.doc
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Detection:
Currently these are being detected using Sanesecurity ClamAV signatures as:

Sanesecurity.Malware.24790.XmlHeurGen.Dd

NOTE

The current round of Word/Excel/XML attachments are targeted at Windows users.

Apple and Android software can open these attachments and may even manage to run the macro embedded inside the attachment.

The auto-download file is normally a windows executable and so will not currently run on  any operating system, apart from Windows.

However, if you are an Apple/Android user and forward the message to a Windows user, you will them put them at risk of opening the attachment and auto-downloading the malware.

Currently these attachments try to auto-download Dridex, which is designed to

steal login information regarding your bank accounts (either by key logging, taking auto-screens hots or copying information from your clipboard (copy/paste))

Cheers,
Steve

63 comments:

Anonymous said...

got this msg just now


Aspiring Solicitors

Ref : 790835820
Date : 02.10.2014
Dear Sir, Madam
Re: Our Client Lloyds Corporate Finance
Account Number:35315485
Balance: 2,345.00
We are instructed by Lloyds Corporate Finance in relation to the above matter.

You are required to pay the balance of GBP 2,345.00 in full within 7(seven) days from the date of this email to avoid Country Court proceedings being issued against you. Once proceedings have been issued, you will be liable for court fees and solicitors costs detailed below.

Court Fees GBP 245.00

Solicitors Costs GBP 750.00

Cheques or Postal Orders should be made payable to Lloyds Corporate Finance and sent to the address in attachment below quoting the above account number.
We are instructed by our Client that they can accept payment by either Debit or Credit Card.If you wish to make a payment in this wa, then please contact us with your Card details. We will then pass these details on to our Client in order that they may process your agreed payment. Kindly note that any payment made will be shown on your Bank and/or Credit Card Statement as being made to Lloyds Corporate Finance
If you have any queries regarding this matter or have a genuine reason for non payment, you should contact us within 7 days from the date of this email to avoid legal proceedings being issued against you, by filling the contact us form in attachment below.

Yours faithfully,
Carey Hickman
Aspiring Solicitors

Department CCD, Box 449
Upper Ground Floor
1-5 Queens Road Quadrant
Brighton
BN1 3XJ
United Kingdom

Anonymous said...

I got one claiming to be from Barclays

Anonymous said...

What I find unusual about this is they mentioned 'Cheques or Postal Orders should be made payable to National Westmenister Bank PLC and sent to the address in attachment below quoting the above account number.' Which means they are accepting payment via cheques / postal orders to this address.. And the address is of an actual Debt collectio service (Sechiari, Clark and Mitchell Solicitors).

Could it therefore not be that someone working there is actually behind this, instructing the reception to send all letters / cheques / postal orders sent to Aspiring Solicitors to him / her??

Anonymous said...

just had one for exactly same ref Lloyds

Anonymous said...

Had an identical email 'from' this email : Tracie.e7@gosolarpowerforhomes.com.

Content exactly the same, bank mis-titled 'Bank of Scotland plc'. Signed off
Lidia Rodgers
Aspiring Solicitors

Department CCD, Box 449
Upper Ground Floor
1-5 Queens Road Quadrant
Brighton
BN1 3XJ
United Kingdom

Anonymous said...

An obvious giveaway in these messages - if one was needed - is that they refer to a 'Country' Court (instead of County).

The idiot who sent the email to me didn't even include the attachment!

Ragged said...

Yep, got this...spookily I have an outstanding debt for £2345, so made me jump!!

Aspiring Solicitors

Ref : 160892333
Date : 02.10.2014
Dear Sir, Madam
Re: Our Client Lloyds Bank PLC
Account Number:70378682
Balance: 2,345.00
We are instructed by Lloyds Bank PLC in relation to the above matter.

You are required to pay the balance of GBP 2,345.00 in full within 7(seven) days from the date of this email to avoid Country Court proceedings being issued against you. Once proceedings have been issued, you will be liable for court fees and solicitors costs detailed below.

Court Fees GBP 245.00

Solicitors Costs GBP 750.00

Cheques or Postal Orders should be made payable to Lloyds Bank PLC and sent to the address in attachment below quoting the above account number.
We are instructed by our Client that they can accept payment by either Debit or Credit Card.If you wish to make a payment in this wa, then please contact us with your Card details. We will then pass these details on to our Client in order that they may process your agreed payment. Kindly note that any payment made will be shown on your Bank and/or Credit Card Statement as being made to Lloyds Bank PLC
If you have any queries regarding this matter or have a genuine reason for non payment, you should contact us within 7 days from the date of this email to avoid legal proceedings being issued against you, by filling the contact us form in attachment below.

Yours faithfully,
Gay Tucker
Aspiring Solicitors

Department CCD, Box 449
Upper Ground Floor
1-5 Queens Road Quadrant
Brighton
BN1 3XJ
United Kingdom

Anonymous said...

I've just had one saying the below. I think I'm going to ignore it ;) :

Aspiring Solicitors

Ref : 356499779
Date : 02.10.2014
Dear Sir, Madam
Re: Our Client Bank of Scotland PLC
Account Number:17913310
Balance: 2,345.00
We are instructed by Bank of Scotland PLC in relation to the above matter.

You are required to pay the balance of GBP 2,345.00 in full within 7(seven) days from the date of this email to avoid Country Court proceedings being issued against you. Once proceedings have been issued, you will be liable for court fees and solicitors costs detailed below.

Court Fees GBP 245.00

Solicitors Costs GBP 750.00

Cheques or Postal Orders should be made payable to Bank of Scotland PLC and sent to the address in attachment below quoting the above account number.
We are instructed by our Client that they can accept payment by either Debit or Credit Card.If you wish to make a payment in this wa, then please contact us with your Card details. We will then pass these details on to our Client in order that they may process your agreed payment. Kindly note that any payment made will be shown on your Bank and/or Credit Card Statement as being made to Bank of Scotland PLC
If you have any queries regarding this matter or have a genuine reason for non payment, you should contact us within 7 days from the date of this email to avoid legal proceedings being issued against you, by filling the contact us form in attachment below.

Yours faithfully,
Nikki Maddox
Aspiring Solicitors

Department CCD, Box 449
Upper Ground Floor
1-5 Queens Road Quadrant
Brighton
BN1 3XJ
United Kingdom

Anonymous said...

Thanks for getting this warning uploaded so quickly. I was just googleing them to find out if this is genine.

Martin

englishmaninitaly.org said...

Thanks for the useful post, They are still sending out their spam demands. I wonder how many people fall for them?

Anonymous said...

Just received the same...

Aspiring Solicitors

Ref : 460448377
Date : 02.10.2014
Dear Sir, Madam
Re: Our Client Royal Bank of Scotland PLC Account Number:97684744
Balance: 2,345.00
We are instructed by Royal Bank of Scotland PLC in relation to the above matter.

You are required to pay the balance of GBP 2,345.00 in full within 7(seven) days from the date of this email to avoid Country Court proceedings being issued against you. Once proceedings have been issued, you will be liable for court fees and solicitors costs detailed below.

Court Fees GBP 245.00

Solicitors Costs GBP 750.00

Cheques or Postal Orders should be made payable to Royal Bank of Scotland PLC and sent to the address in attachment below quoting the above account number.
We are instructed by our Client that they can accept payment by either Debit or Credit Card.If you wish to make a payment in this wa, then please contact us with your Card details. We will then pass these details on to our Client in order that they may process your agreed payment. Kindly note that any payment made will be shown on your Bank and/or Credit Card Statement as being made to Royal Bank of Scotland PLC If you have any queries regarding this matter or have a genuine reason for non payment, you should contact us within 7 days from the date of this email to avoid legal proceedings being issued against you, by filling the contact us form in attachment below.

Yours faithfully,
Israel Copeland
Aspiring Solicitors

Department CCD, Box 449
Upper Ground Floor
1-5 Queens Road Quadrant
Brighton
BN1 3XJ
United Kingdom

Anonymous said...

Thanks for uploading this comment, we've just received this purporting to originate with Lloyds, who we do actually bank with, how are they able to accurately target in this way? Think Aspiring should try and do something about it even tho appreciate it did not originate with them!

Anonymous said...

I just received the same but referring to Bank of Scotland

Anonymous said...

I knew it couldn't mean that I owed £2,345 - but I dread to think how an elderly person would respond to this kind of email.

Anonymous said...

I also received one to a work email

Aspiring Solicitors

Ref : 248357121
Date : 02.10.2014
Dear Sir, Madam
Re: Our Client Lloyds Bank PLC
Account Number:79890324
Balance: 2,345.00
We are instructed by Lloyds Bank PLC in relation to the above matter.

You are required to pay the balance of GBP 2,345.00 in full within 7(seven) days from the date of this email to avoid Country Court proceedings being issued against you. Once proceedings have been issued, you will be liable for court fees and solicitors costs detailed below.

Court Fees GBP 245.00

Solicitors Costs GBP 750.00

Cheques or Postal Orders should be made payable to Lloyds Bank PLC and sent to the address in attachment below quoting the above account number.
We are instructed by our Client that they can accept payment by either Debit or Credit Card.If you wish to make a payment in this wa, then please contact us with your Card details. We will then pass these details on to our Client in order that they may process your agreed payment. Kindly note that any payment made will be shown on your Bank and/or Credit Card Statement as being made to Lloyds Bank PLC
If you have any queries regarding this matter or have a genuine reason for non payment, you should contact us within 7 days from the date of this email to avoid legal proceedings being issued against you, by filling the contact us form in attachment below.

Yours faithfully,
Mack Monroe
Aspiring Solicitors

Department CCD, Box 449
Upper Ground Floor
1-5 Queens Road Quadrant
Brighton
BN1 3XJ
United Kingdom

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this advice, just got a similar email.

Anonymous said...

I also had one from "Darla McKee, Royal Bank of Scotland"

It had spelling mistakes as well and of course a real firm of solicitors would write not email.

Anonymous said...

Had same message sent to our work email supposedly from a Pearl Beard

Anonymous said...

I've had 2 since 12.30 for the same amount, one for Barclays and one for RBS. Very annoying!!

Anonymous said...

Me too...asking for a deposit to an RBS account. What a great site to warn us so quickly.

Anonymous said...

Had the same purporting to be form Lloyds. If you look at the source code for the email, I accept that most won't know how to do this. In Mozilla Thunderbird highlight the message in the list of received emails and click Ctrl+U. From this I can see that the email was sent from a Polish IP address (enter the from IP into http://www.iplocation.net/). Hardly likely to be from a legitimate source.

I use this method to check any emails, that SpamAssasin doesn't pick up, which don't obviously seem to be spam.

Other email clients usually have means to view the source code or headers, you'll need to google to find out how.

Anonymous said...

Just received TWO these same dates and amounts just different banks. Googled the company and found this blog. Saved me a lot of worry Thanks

Anonymous said...

I too have just rec'd a similar email.

The email had a Columbian address:
Maryellen Rose




Aspiring Solicitors

Ref : 683199484
Date : 02.10.2014
Dear Sir, Madam
Re: Our Client Barclays PLC
Account Number:49503879
Balance: 2,345.00
We are instructed by Barclays PLC in relation to the above matter.

You are required to pay the balance of GBP 2,345.00 in full within 7(seven) days from the date of this email to avoid Country Court proceedings being issued against you. Once proceedings have been issued, you will be liable for court fees and solicitors costs detailed below.

Court Fees GBP 245.00

Solicitors Costs GBP 750.00

Cheques or Postal Orders should be made payable to Barclays PLC and sent to the address in attachment below quoting the above account number.
We are instructed by our Client that they can accept payment by either Debit or Credit Card.If you wish to make a payment in this wa, then please contact us with your Card details. We will then pass these details on to our Client in order that they may process your agreed payment. Kindly note that any payment made will be shown on your Bank and/or Credit Card Statement as being made to Barclays PLC
If you have any queries regarding this matter or have a genuine reason for non payment, you should contact us within 7 days from the date of this email to avoid legal proceedings being issued against you, by filling the contact us form in attachment below.

Yours faithfully,
Maryellen Rose
Aspiring Solicitors

Department CCD, Box 449
Upper Ground Floor
1-5 Queens Road Quadrant
Brighton
BN1 3XJ
United Kingdom

Anonymous said...

I have just had one to which put me in a panic so tried to ring and what a surprise no number on the email so I then googled and came across your information...Thanks you for this advice

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the alert. I too received what could be mistaken for a debt letter, but was suspicious of the email address "Vickie Castillo [Freda.cbb@buddyprince.com]" which is clearly nothing to do with Aspiring Solicitors. The £2345 amount is also suspicious, as is the Country Court but the biggest giveaway is is National Westmenister Bank.

Straight to junk!

Anonymous said...

I have just received one from a Celina Ruiz but the email address was Gilbert.dd09@fasttrade-eg.com
How can these scammers keep getting away with it?
Does my head in!!!!

Anonymous said...

I received one too but from Clara Delgado of Aspiring Solicitors supposedly acting on instructions from "Barclays plc". The sum claimed remains a remarkably consistent £2,345. However, the attachment on the email I received was a Word document and not an Excel file.

Anonymous said...

I have just received something similar but before realising what it actually was I opened the attachment by mistake.

Will this now cause me a lot of problems with my system?

Anonymous said...

I have just received this email and the originator is at an Italian isp. Note the use of the Country Court, not County Court. I have forwarded emailscams@lloydsbanking.com
with a copy but have warned them that the attachment may contain a trojan!

Anonymous said...

jUST GOT THIS EMAIL AND ALMOST HAD A HEART ATTACK!
iVE DELETED THE DOWNLOADED FILE FROM MY SMART PHONE, DO i NEED TO DO ANYTHING ELSE?

Anonymous said...

We just received the same:
Aspiring Solicitors

Ref : 809112267
Date : 02.10.2014
Dear Sir, Madam
Re: Our Client Royal Bank of Scotland PLC
Account Number:24068090
Balance: 2,345.00
We are instructed by Royal Bank of Scotland PLC in relation to the above matter.

You are required to pay the balance of GBP 2,345.00 in full within 7(seven) days from the date of this email to avoid Country Court proceedings being issued against you. Once proceedings have been issued, you will be liable for court fees and solicitors costs detailed below.

Court Fees GBP 245.00

Solicitors Costs GBP 750.00

Cheques or Postal Orders should be made payable to Royal Bank of Scotland PLC and sent to the address in attachment below quoting the above account number.
We are instructed by our Client that they can accept payment by either Debit or Credit Card.If you wish to make a payment in this wa, then please contact us with your Card details. We will then pass these details on to our Client in order that they may process your agreed payment. Kindly note that any payment made will be shown on your Bank and/or Credit Card Statement as being made to Royal Bank of Scotland PLC
If you have any queries regarding this matter or have a genuine reason for non payment, you should contact us within 7 days from the date of this email to avoid legal proceedings being issued against you, by filling the contact us form in attachment below.

Yours faithfully,
Dale Gilmore
Aspiring Solicitors

Department CCD, Box 449
Upper Ground Floor
1-5 Queens Road Quadrant
Brighton
BN1 3XJ
United Kingdom

Anonymous said...

I suppose it would be too difficult for our wonderful Police Force to make one payment and follow the money to arrest all the Scumbags involved in this!

Geoffrey said...

I just received one exactly the same purporting to be from Daisy Hodge (Marisol.b8e2@bezeqint.net)

Quite frightening that these auto-download macros can infect PCs like this.

Anonymous said...

Yes I have just got one of these emails saying that I owe money to Royal Bank of Scotland. Thankfully I know about these scams and was able to Google it but I feel for some people who will think it genuine and will pay the money.

Anonymous said...


I just received the following e mail:Aspiring Solicitors

Ref : 763616682
Date : 02.10.2014
Dear Sir, Madam
Re: Our Client National Westmenister Bank PLC
Account Number:80413412
Balance: 2,345.00
We are instructed by National Westmenister Bank PLC in relation to the above matter.

You are required to pay the balance of GBP 2,345.00 in full within 7(seven) days from the date of this email to avoid Country Court proceedings being issued against you. Once proceedings have been issued, you will be liable for court fees and solicitors costs detailed below.

Court Fees GBP 245.00

Solicitors Costs GBP 750.00

Cheques or Postal Orders should be made payable to National Westmenister Bank PLC and sent to the address in attachment below quoting the above account number.
We are instructed by our Client that they can accept payment by either Debit or Credit Card.If you wish to make a payment in this wa, then please contact us with your Card details. We will then pass these details on to our Client in order that they may process your agreed payment. Kindly note that any payment made will be shown on your Bank and/or Credit Card Statement as being made to National Westmenister Bank PLC
If you have any queries regarding this matter or have a genuine reason for non payment, you should contact us within 7 days from the date of this email to avoid legal proceedings being issued against you, by filling the contact us form in attachment below.

Yours faithfully,
Juliet Cross
Aspiring Solicitors

Department CCD, Box 449
Upper Ground Floor
1-5 Queens Road Quadrant
Brighton
BN1 3XJ
United Kingdom

Anonymous said...

Just had one exactly the same from Hal Blair, Bank of Scotland

Anonymous said...

Two emails received so far today. I put a comment on AS' Facebook page as well (somebody else did too) in case they weren't aware and also wanted to say anything to reassure people about these spam messages, but they've just deleted the posts. Their website's offline now so I guess they're aware of this issue.

Anonymous said...

And I've just had this one,

Aspiring Solicitors

Ref : 038026819
Date : 02.10.2014
Dear Sir, Madam
Re: Our Client Bank of Scotland PLC
Account Number:74810400
Balance: 2,345.00
We are instructed by Bank of Scotland PLC in relation to the above matter.

You are required to pay the balance of GBP 2,345.00 in full within 7(seven) days from the date of this email to avoid Country Court proceedings being issued against you. Once proceedings have been issued, you will be liable for court fees and solicitors costs detailed below.

Court Fees GBP 245.00

Solicitors Costs GBP 750.00

Cheques or Postal Orders should be made payable to Bank of Scotland PLC and sent to the address in attachment below quoting the above account number.
We are instructed by our Client that they can accept payment by either Debit or Credit Card.If you wish to make a payment in this wa, then please contact us with your Card details. We will then pass these details on to our Client in order that they may process your agreed payment. Kindly note that any payment made will be shown on your Bank and/or Credit Card Statement as being made to Bank of Scotland PLC
If you have any queries regarding this matter or have a genuine reason for non payment, you should contact us within 7 days from the date of this email to avoid legal proceedings being issued against you, by filling the contact us form in attachment below.

Yours faithfully,
Crystal Wong
Aspiring Solicitors

Department CCD, Box 449
Upper Ground Floor
1-5 Queens Road Quadrant
Brighton
BN1 3XJ
United Kingdom
<038026819.doc>

Anonymous said...

Aspiring Solicitors

Ref : 403242504
Date : 02.10.2014
Dear Sir, Madam
Re: Our Client National Westmenister Bank PLC Account Number:20539201
Balance: 2,345.00
We are instructed by National Westmenister Bank PLC in relation to the above matter.

You are required to pay the balance of GBP 2,345.00 in full within 7(seven) days from the date of this email to avoid Country Court proceedings being issued against you. Once proceedings have been issued, you will be liable for court fees and solicitors costs detailed below.

Court Fees GBP 245.00

Solicitors Costs GBP 750.00

Cheques or Postal Orders should be made payable to National Westmenister Bank PLC and sent to the address in attachment below quoting the above account number.
We are instructed by our Client that they can accept payment by either Debit or Credit Card.If you wish to make a payment in this wa, then please contact us with your Card details. We will then pass these details on to our Client in order that they may process your agreed payment. Kindly note that any payment made will be shown on your Bank and/or Credit Card Statement as being made to National Westmenister Bank PLC If you have any queries regarding this matter or have a genuine reason for non payment, you should contact us within 7 days from the date of this email to avoid legal proceedings being issued against you, by filling the contact us form in attachment below.

Yours faithfully,
Manuel Frank
Aspiring Solicitors

Department CCD, Box 449
Upper Ground Floor
1-5 Queens Road Quadrant
Brighton
BN1 3XJ
United Kingdom

Charles Cooper said...

Received 3 copies this morning,HSBC, LLoyds and Nat West -spelled Westmenister.
Has anyone has dealings with a Richard Blundell?

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the info i had one from royal bank of scotland .

Anonymous said...

They found my work email address too.
Aspiring Solicitors

Ref : 716632085
Date : 02.10.2014
Dear Sir, Madam
Re: Our Client HSBC BANK PLC
Account Number:54098830
Balance: 2,345.00
We are instructed by HSBC BANK PLC in relation to the above matter.

You are required to pay the balance of GBP 2,345.00 in full within 7(seven) days from the date of this email to avoid Country Court proceedings being issued against you. Once proceedings have been issued, you will be liable for court fees and solicitors costs detailed below.

Court Fees GBP 245.00

Solicitors Costs GBP 750.00

Cheques or Postal Orders should be made payable to HSBC BANK PLC and sent to the address in attachment below quoting the above account number.
We are instructed by our Client that they can accept payment by either Debit or Credit Card.If you wish to make a payment in this wa, then please contact us with your Card details. We will then pass these details on to our Client in order that they may process your agreed payment. Kindly note that any payment made will be shown on your Bank and/or Credit Card Statement as being made to HSBC BANK PLC If you have any queries regarding this matter or have a genuine reason for non payment, you should contact us within 7 days from the date of this email to avoid legal proceedings being issued against you, by filling the contact us form in attachment below.

Yours faithfully,
Daphne Riley
Aspiring Solicitors

Department CCD, Box 449
Upper Ground Floor
1-5 Queens Road Quadrant
Brighton
BN1 3XJ
United Kingdom

Lesley at Black Tent said...

Has anyone forwarded this to the police? If you Google Reporting scams to the police it will point you to a website where you can submit a report and an email address where you can forward the email to.

Anonymous said...

Got 2 of these today, one from Nicole and another from Marcia Foster!! One supposedly RBS the other HSBC.

Aspiring Solicitors

Ref : 415240260
Date : 02.10.2014
Dear Sir, Madam
Re: Our Client Royal Bank of Scotland PLC
Account Number:71925839
Balance: 2,345.00
We are instructed by Royal Bank of Scotland PLC in relation to the above matter.

You are required to pay the balance of GBP 2,345.00 in full within 7(seven) days from the date of this email to avoid Country Court proceedings being issued against you. Once proceedings have been issued, you will be liable for court fees and solicitors costs detailed below.

Court Fees GBP 245.00

Solicitors Costs GBP 750.00

Cheques or Postal Orders should be made payable to Royal Bank of Scotland PLC and sent to the address in attachment below quoting the above account number.
We are instructed by our Client that they can accept payment by either Debit or Credit Card.If you wish to make a payment in this wa, then please contact us with your Card details. We will then pass these details on to our Client in order that they may process your agreed payment. Kindly note that any payment made will be shown on your Bank and/or Credit Card Statement as being made to Royal Bank of Scotland PLC
If you have any queries regarding this matter or have a genuine reason for non payment, you should contact us within 7 days from the date of this email to avoid legal proceedings being issued against you, by filling the contact us form in attachment below.

Yours faithfully,
Nichole Dudley
Aspiring Solicitors

Department CCD, Box 449
Upper Ground Floor
1-5 Queens Road Quadrant
Brighton
BN1 3XJ
United Kingdom

Anonymous said...

Simply delete the message and its attachments, this is happening now as it seems this mail has gone to wide audience.

Anonymous said...

Yes also had the same email from Westmeinster bank - IGNORE IT.

Anonymous said...

Got 13 messages like this today. Used to be once a day!
Drives me crazy. Can anything be done agains those horrible emails?

Anonymous said...

I just recieved an email. It was for HSBC the exact same email as above. It was to my work email too, I have deleted the email and I never opened any attachments.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the useful posts. Just received one stating it from Lloyds Bank who I used to bank with, so they had me almost calling Lloyds until I thought the check the company out.

Anonymous said...

I also just had an email just like this this morning, purporting to be from Bank of Scotland. Was a bit worrying actually, since I bank with them! Thanks guys for this website. It gave me a good heads-up!

Anonymous said...

I got this email:



Aspiring Solicitors
 
Ref : 021624588
Date : 02.10.2014
Dear Sir, Madam
Re: Our Client Bank of Scotland PLC
Account Number:70652250
Balance:       2,345.00
We are instructed by Bank of Scotland PLC in relation to the above matter.
 
You are required to pay the balance of GBP 2,345.00 in full within 7(seven) days from the date of this email to avoid Country Court proceedings being issued against you. Once proceedings have been issued, you will be liable for court fees and solicitors costs detailed below.
 
Court Fees  GBP 245.00
 
Solicitors Costs  GBP 750.00
 
Cheques or Postal Orders should be  made payable to Bank of Scotland PLC and sent to the address in attachment below quoting the above account number.
We are instructed by our Client that they can accept payment by either Debit or Credit Card.If you wish to make a payment in this wa, then please contact us with your Card details. We will then pass these details on to our Client in order that they may process your agreed payment. Kindly note that any payment made will be shown on your Bank and/or Credit Card Statement as being made to Bank of Scotland PLC
If you have any queries regarding this matter or have a genuine reason for non payment, you should contact us within 7 days from the date of this email to avoid legal proceedings being issued against you, by filling the contact us form in attachment below.
 
Yours faithfully,
Leona Frye
Aspiring Solicitors
 
Department CCD, Box 449
Upper Ground Floor
1-5 Queens Road Quadrant
Brighton
BN1 3XJ
United Kingdom

Anonymous said...

Me too, Barclays Plc this time, the email seems to come from Spain. I also received a letter from Spain telling me I had won the Spanish lottery and would I send them my bank details - yes of course i will!! I have received many calls on my mobile, where no one speaks on the other end, and so now I ignore all numbers I don't recognize. To be targeted this comprehensively clearly means that someone has sold information on or someone has obtained this from another official source/database, such as lost CD or laptop. So, I have reported this to Barclays and will keep an eye on my accounts!! Crazy %%$$£!

Take care online all :o)

Anonymous said...

I just had one from NatWest....

Thomas Allen said...

I have had seven of these today, two from 'Aspiring Solicitors' and five similar from other senders.

Sarah83Liz said...

Had exactly the same email from this place. Same amounts but from NatWest bank. Never even banked with them. How these types of people get away with this is beyond me. Can we report it to the police?

Tony D said...

http://www.aspiringsolicitors.co.uk/scam-using-aspiring-solicitors-name/

Definitely a scam, as per Aspiring Solicitors themselves :)

Tony D said...

http://www.aspiringsolicitors.co.uk/scam-using-aspiring-solicitors-name/

Scam it is...from the horse's mouth...and breathe! :)

Anonymous said...

I manage a GP Surgery in North London and we had the same e-mail, with the same spelling mistakes. Any solicitor who can't spell words like County and Westminster would surely not be legitimate. My immediate thought was that if we incurred a debt in October, why have we not had a series of final demands over the past few months. Also, my lawyer wife tells me that such debts are not normally paid over to banks, but to the company who supplied the goods or the solicitors acting in the case.

Anonymous said...

i have just received one this morning

Anonymous said...

i got this email with appendix (word.doc) Before i've got this email i got two another, but without text, just with appendix (word.doc). Each email was from different email address:


Aspiring Solicitors

Ref : 756091716
Date : 02.10.2014
Dear Sir, Madam
Re: Our Client National Westmenister Bank PLC
Account Number:09432025
Balance: 2,345.00
We are instructed by National Westmenister Bank PLC in relation to the above matter.

You are required to pay the balance of GBP 2,345.00 in full within 7(seven) days from the date of this email to avoid Country Court proceedings being issued against you. Once proceedings have been issued, you will be liable for court fees and solicitors costs detailed below.

Court Fees GBP 245.00

Solicitors Costs GBP 750.00

Cheques or Postal Orders should be made payable to National Westmenister Bank PLC and sent to the address in attachment below quoting the above account number.
We are instructed by our Client that they can accept payment by either Debit or Credit Card.If you wish to make a payment in this wa, then please contact us with your Card details. We will then pass these details on to our Client in order that they may process your agreed payment. Kindly note that any payment made will be shown on your Bank and/or Credit Card Statement as being made to National Westmenister Bank PLC
If you have any queries regarding this matter or have a genuine reason for non payment, you should contact us within 7 days from the date of this email to avoid legal proceedings being issued against you, by filling the contact us form in attachment below.

Yours faithfully,
Danielle Hickman
Aspiring Solicitors

Department CCD, Box 449
Upper Ground Floor
1-5 Queens Road Quadrant
Brighton
BN1 3XJ
United Kingdom

Jason shwartz said...

What great information sharing an email that is from a spam soliciting company. There are always those solicitors that are real when they send you emails though so that brings up a question. Is there a way to tell that certain solicitors are real or not? Thank you for taking the time to share. http://www.sandersonssolicitors.co.uk/

Geoff Henry said...

I just got this one


Aspiring Solicitors



Ref : 957503533

Date : 02.10.2014

Dear Sir, Madam

Re: Our Client Royal Bank of Scotland PLC

Account Number:19971934

Balance: 2,345.00

We are instructed by Royal Bank of Scotland PLC in relation to the above matter.



You are required to pay the balance of GBP 2,345.00 in full within 7(seven) days from the date of this email to avoid Country Court proceedings being issued against you. Once proceedings have been issued, you will be liable for court fees and solicitors costs detailed below.



Court Fees GBP 245.00



Solicitors Costs GBP 750.00



Cheques or Postal Orders should be made payable to Royal Bank of Scotland PLC and sent to the address in attachment below quoting the above account number.

We are instructed by our Client that they can accept payment by either Debit or Credit Card.If you wish to make a payment in this wa, then please contact us with your Card details. We will then pass these details on to our Client in order that they may process your agreed payment. Kindly note that any payment made will be shown on your Bank and/or Credit Card Statement as being made to Royal Bank of Scotland PLC

If you have any queries regarding this matter or have a genuine reason for non payment, you should contact us within 7 days from the date of this email to avoid legal proceedings being issued against you, by filling the contact us form in attachment below.



Yours faithfully,

Graciela Chapman

Aspiring Solicitors



Department CCD, Box 449

Upper Ground Floor

1-5 Queens Road Quadrant

Brighton

BN1 3XJ

United Kingdom



© 2015 Microsoft

Geoff Henry said...

I just got this one....Grrrrr!!!


Aspiring Solicitors



Ref : 957503533

Date : 02.10.2014

Dear Sir, Madam

Re: Our Client Royal Bank of Scotland PLC

Account Number:19971934

Balance: 2,345.00

We are instructed by Royal Bank of Scotland PLC in relation to the above matter.



You are required to pay the balance of GBP 2,345.00 in full within 7(seven) days from the date of this email to avoid Country Court proceedings being issued against you. Once proceedings have been issued, you will be liable for court fees and solicitors costs detailed below.



Court Fees GBP 245.00



Solicitors Costs GBP 750.00



Cheques or Postal Orders should be made payable to Royal Bank of Scotland PLC and sent to the address in attachment below quoting the above account number.

We are instructed by our Client that they can accept payment by either Debit or Credit Card.If you wish to make a payment in this wa, then please contact us with your Card details. We will then pass these details on to our Client in order that they may process your agreed payment. Kindly note that any payment made will be shown on your Bank and/or Credit Card Statement as being made to Royal Bank of Scotland PLC

If you have any queries regarding this matter or have a genuine reason for non payment, you should contact us within 7 days from the date of this email to avoid legal proceedings being issued against you, by filling the contact us form in attachment below.



Yours faithfully,

Graciela Chapman

Aspiring Solicitors



Department CCD, Box 449

Upper Ground Floor

1-5 Queens Road Quadrant

Brighton

BN1 3XJ

United Kingdom



© 2015 Microsoft