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Kathryn Wordeman (real person) and James Campbell

We have included Ms Wordeman's name (but deleted her Kentucky address) because her stolen identity is being used to attempt to defraud New Zealand lawyers. The very real Ms Wordeman has absolutely no knowledge of this scam, which uses the old breach of loan agreement approach.

First email:

From: Kathryn Wordeman <>
Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2013 14:07:16 +1200
Subject: Re:Legal Assistance

Dear Counsel,

My name is Kathryn Wordeman, I am in an urgent need of legal
representation from your law firm regarding a breach of Loan agreement I
had with a friend of mine.

I need legal advice and assistance to know the
best way to handle this issue. If this is your area of practice, please
contact me to provide you with further Information.


Kathryn Wordeman. 

Second email:

Dear Counsel,

Good day to you and thanks for responding to my email.

My name is Kathryn Wordeman and my address is [Address deleted]. On March 7th, 2011, I lend James Campbell whom now resides in your jurisdiction the sum of $450.000.00 with 8.5% interest on two years fixed term and to pay back March 7th, 2013. He had only paid me $75,000 but still owing $375,000.

He used to live here in Kentucky before the loan was made, but He had now relocated to your jurisdiction [mispelled New Zealand location inserted here]. I was advised to seek legal assistance in my borrower new jurisdiction which is why I contacted you to act as my counsel in retrieving these funds. There has not been any attorney working on this case. Different payment dates have been promised and I still have not received anything. My last contact with my Borrower, I was told I would receive payment not later than Mid April 2013 and till now, nothing has been paid.

Kindly let me know what your fees would be in order for me to inform Mr. Campbell to expect contact from you as you have been authorized to act on my behalf. On your approval, I would like to forward your details to him so He knows a law firm is representing me and, I could sue for breach of agreement if He does not oblige to the terms of the loan agreement. I would like to give him this last chance to fulfill his obligations before we start legal proceeding if need be.

Please do get back to me so I can furnish you with the required details to contact my borrower on my behalf as I know He respect the law and wouldn’t want to be litigated. Before we proceed, kindly forward your fee/ letter of engagement for my review and if satisfied with terms and conditions upon receipt; I shall make immediate provision for the fee for you to begin work.

Thank you for your anticipated co-operation and understanding. Contact me should you require more information. I have attached here a copy of the Loan Agreement Promissory Note and proof of partial payment He made for your perusal. My borrower’s name is James Campbell.


Kathryn Wordeman. 

The scammer attaches some forged documents to this email. These are: (1) Promissory Note Loan Agreement; (2) Proof of Advance of Loan; (3) "Proof of Partial Payment He Made" - this is a scanned "Cashiers Check" drawn on an internationally known bank. 

Third email:

The scammer made a slip-up here, addressing the lawyer by a different name. Too many scams to manage.... 

Good day Mr. [Name],

Thank you for your prompt response. Fee accepted. In the meantime, due to the urgency it desired in having my borrower {Mr. Campbell} reimburses me my due loan without further delays, send letter of engagement for my review and if satisfied with the terms and conditions; I shall make immediate provision for the fee.

At the time He requested for the loan, He had just relocated but the loan hasn’t been released. It was after his return we negotiated in details and sort out the interest accrued. That was when the loan was passed and we further agreed since his new place of residence is now New Zealand, should there be a default, and the New Zealand law shall govern.

I do not think this matter would result to litigation as He is not disputing the claim neither did He want to contest it. All I need is a reputable law firm like yours to act on my behalf as I am sick of his various excuses. He agreed to pay but kept giving me numerous excuses and turning me around. Each time he noticed I am about to seek a legal counsel to sue for breach of the agreement we had, he always come up the notion that he want to pay and the moment I cool off, he won’t come up with the payment.

Mr. Campbell and I used to be in a relationship and we both used to live here in Kentucky. He later relocates to your jurisdiction after our relationship broke down due to some personal differences and views about life and family just couple of months after the loan was released to him. I do not have his house # but I do have his email I have asked him for his present physical full address.

He has sufficient income, means and assets to satisfy a judgment for the balance of the debt. He is well to do business man but just wouldn’t want to come up with the balance on time as agreed. He owns properties here in KY, New Zealand, and also in Canada.

He emailed me agreeing to pay after I notified him of my intention to sue him for breach of the agreement we had. He had previously made several promises to come up with the payment and none he ever kept and that is the more reason I told him this time around, I am seeking a legal counsel that will retrieve this funds from him and if need be, litigate him for breach of the agreement.

I am seeking a counsel basically because it is taken much longer for him to come up with the settlement as agreed on the Promissory Note, and I know with a counsel involvement, these funds would be release as soon as possible without going to court. After I notified him of my intention, He has already requested for your firm contact details to enable him establish contact with you and set up an arrangement on how to remit the money he owed without delays or possible litigation.

Kindly send me letter of engagement for my review and if satisfied with the terms and conditions; I shall make immediate provision for the fee.

Thanks as I look forward in receiving the agreement.


Ms. Wordeman. 


Last updated on the 4th October 2013