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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Jul 11, 2014

A Memphis lawyer was scammed out of $40,000, Local Memphis reports. Attorney Wes Fowler said he received a phone call claiming his sister would be arrested if he did not pay $800. Although Fowler did not follow through, the criminals were able to gather enough information about him to send a fake email to his bank requesting a $40,000 money transfer to an account in New York. There have been other victims of similar scams across the country, according to reports. The U.S. Attorney’s Office is investigating the case and has alerted the Secret Service and FBI.