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How to spot fake emails:
You may receive an email falsely claiming to be from Reeves and Associates or Reeves Miller Zhang & Diza or any other attorneys from our office. Sending fake emails is called “phishing” because the sender is “fishing” for your personal information. This is to to trick you into giving up your personal, account or financial information. Phishing emails may ask you to visit a fake website, or call a fake customer service number. Phishing emails can also contain attachments that install malevolent software on your computer when opened.
Keep in mind that receiving a fake email doesn’t mean your account has been compromised. If you think an email is fake, don’t open it, don’t reply to the email, don’t click any links, or don’t download any attachments.
Scammers have been sending e-mails claiming to represent Reeves and Associates and/or Reeves Miller Zhang Diza. The e-mail claims to provide an opportunity to immigrate to the United States. These e-mails are not coming from the Reeves and Associates and/or Reeves Miller Zhang Diza, and you should not respond to these e-mails.
How to recognize scam/s:
- Inquiry from someone far away, often in another country
- Western Union, Money Gram, cashier’s check, money order, shipping, escrow service, or a “guarantee”
- inability or refusal to meet face-to-face before consummating transaction
How to sidestep would-be scammers:
- Deal directly with any of the four offices of Reeves Miller Zhang & Diza and/or REEVES & Associates only – follow this one rule and avoid 99% of scam attempts.
- Never give out financial information (bank account number, social security number, ebay/paypal info, etc.) To anybody other than any authorized staff or representative from Reeves Miller Zhang & Diza
- Never wire funds via western union, MoneyGram or any other wire service – anyone who asks you to do so is likely a scammer.
- Fake cashier checks & money orders are common, and banks will cash them and then hold you responsible when the fake is discovered weeks later.
- Reeves Miller Zhang & Diza and/or Reeves & Associates, APLC is not involved in any traveling, bond or other insurance transaction, and does not handle payments, guarantee transactions, provide escrow services, or offer “buyer protection” or “seller certification”
- Robert Reeves does not use the title attorney general. That is a government position not a reference to a private attorney.
- No one at Reeves Miller Zhang & Diza and/or Reeves & Associates uses the title senior U.S. immigration advocate.
- Any document you receive using those names or titles are not from Reeves Miller Zhang & Diza and/or Reeves & Associates
- Who should I notify about fraud or scam attempts?
- S. Federal Internet Fraud Complaint Center
- FTC online complaint form
- FTC toll free hotline: 877-FTC-HELP (877-382-4357)
- Consumer Sentinel/Military (for reports from services members or their families)
- SIIA Software and Content Piracy reporting
If you are defrauded by someone you met in person, contact your local police department.
If you suspect that a Reeves Miller Zhang & Diza and/or Reeves & Associates, APLC post may be part of a scam, please give us a call at (800) 795-8009.