Allen & Overy has warned that a scam using the firm’s name is currently operating in a number of countries, including Belgium, Germany and Luxembourg.
The fraud has consisted of an email which comes from a ‘Dr Jur Thomas Boss’, in the examples seen to date, and originates from a Gmail account incorporating the words ‘allenovery’, rather than the legitimate ‘@allenovery.com’ email address.
The email offers for sale, at heavily discounted prices, optical goods such as binoculars or night vision devices originating from the liquidation of a French trading company called ‘Schmidt & Bender — analtytikjena DOCTER – NIGHT-TRONIC — MAKURA — SWAROVSKI — ZEISS — me-opta — Steiner’ and attaches price lists for those items. It also includes the contact number 00316 27 110589 and the contact email email@example.com.
These emails are fraudulent and do not originate from Allen & Overy. Neither the above names nor the products are known to Allen & Overy. Please contact the police in your local jurisdiction to report the fraud.