I just got an email a few minutes ago from a man in Uganda who wants me to help him transfer money from the United Kingdom to the US. He needs my bank account info to help.

Yesterday, a woman from China emailed me asking for help in her United States divorce settlement. All I have to do is collect on her behalf and keep a portion.

I received another email last week from someone in Africa who was probating a will – and I was going to inherit millions of dollars if only I would call and tell them where to wire it.

Amazingly, I didn’t believe a word of any of those emails.

So I wonder why Virginia employees get so scared when they receive a “cease and desist” letter stating that if they continue to work for XYZ corp., a lawsuit will be filed immediately.

Truth is, people sometimes lie, fib, and fluff to get what they want. I know you are not shocked to read this.

If you get a cease and desist letter, don’t drop and run. Call someone who can help you discern whether it is an honest warning, scare tactic, or worse, employment spam.

Lauren Ellerman
Lauren Ellerman

In 2011, Lauren Ellerman was named "Young Lawyer of the Year" by the Roanoke Bar Association for her work in the community. To speak with Lauren about your personal injury case, contact her at lellerman@frithlawfirm.com.