Victim Location 80138
Type of a scam Identity Theft
I received a phone call from a "Louis R. Rogdriguez" telling me I had been named as a beneficiary in a class action lawsuit for a company who had defrauded people, including me, with timeshare sales/rentals. The caller had my credit card number and other private information, and said he was a part of the Benjamin Law Group in California. He forwarded me information about the suit, which is when I became suspicious. At the end of a lot of verbiage about them not taking a payment until I collected my money, the "Letter of Commitment" which he sent said I would need to send a payment of 1-3% to someone (I learned from a phone call this person is in Costa Rica) to get my money when the case was settled. I called the phone number on his email and it was elaborately set up to represent Mr. Benjamin’s firm. Here is where I was instructed to send information: [email protected] Here is the email address for Louis R. Rodriguez: [email protected] He listed "Orange County Paralegal Association" under his name Eventually, however, I found a contact for Mr. Benjamin which did not come from this person. When I contacted the "real" Mr. Benjamin, he asked me to call the police because this is a scam.