SCAM WARNING: Barrister Larry James / Cambs Legal Consultants

Beware of scam letters from a “Barrister Larry James” claiming the letter recipient has inherited a huge sum of money from late “relative.”

The scam letters are mailed from Spain and include the following sender details:

Barrister Larry James
Cambs Legal Consultants
Calle de Zurbano 10, 28001 Madrid Spain
Tel. +34 (603) 150 681, Fax +34 (911) 820 379
E-mail Address:

Excerpt from the letter:

Dear [recipient],

Do permit me to introduce myself briefly; I am Barrister Larry James of the [fake company name]. Actually, I got your contact information through the [your country] public records while searching for a last name similar to my late client a business magnate by the name [fake name] who lived in Spain for Nineteen years; he died along with his family during Atlantic Hurricane Katrina which occurred in August 2005. Do not be amazed by this letter. I am contacting you based on Trust and confidentiality that will be attached to this transaction.
Prior to my explaining further, I must first make an apology for this unsolicited mail to you. I am conscious that this is certainly not a predictable way of approach to foster a relationship of trust but because of the circumstances and urgency surrounding this claim I decided to reach you via this media to join me to put claims on this vault before it is seized or confiscated by the authorities. Before the catastrophe; He deposited Consignment/Vault containing the sum of $11.4M (ELEVEN MILLION,FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND US DOLLARS) with a Finance/Safe Keeping company here in Spain and he did not disclose the exact content of deposited diplomatic box to the treasure house as cash but Personal valuables for security ad personal reasons.

(….rest of scam )

I wait for your quick response

Kindest Regards,
Barrister Larry James

Do not respond to such letters. Report the scam attempt to your local police and anti-fraud authorities.

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  • Myrna  On May 15, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    iam so glad to have not responded to this scam letter but instead put in the e-mail address of “larry james” i can only wonder how these scammers get my e-mail as i do change it from time to time. Thankyou for alerting us, it is really appreciated

  • Hello from Canada  On May 15, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    LOL I just got a scam letter from Barrister George Green. Well at least they had to spend money on stamps.

  • Gery  On May 16, 2012 at 4:00 am

    I got one also. May 15th. Genuine stamps from Spain. Very Official. Insignia and everything.

  • S  On May 17, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Received stamped letter today…. cable company is the only person to have my address

  • Joanne  On May 20, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    my 74 year old mother just received a letter form larry james, good thing i checked out this site.

  • Constance Renkema  On May 28, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    My husband just got the same letter only the name being used is Barrister George Green

  • Deb  On May 30, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    For my mom on May 30, 2012 Larry James sent the letter. Yes, stamps authentic but too bad the rest wasn’t. Would have been nice . . . . . :)

  • Ricardo from Canada  On June 11, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Received a letter today from “Cambs Legal Consultants” attorney: Barrister Mark Rawlins.
    Genuine stamp from Spain, posted in ALICANTE, Spain.
    Well at least this F guys are gonna reduce Spain debt,… buying stamps.

  • justin time  On June 17, 2012 at 7:07 am

    Here’s another one, this time sent by email by someone using the name Elliott Pedigo :

    From: Elliott Pedigo
    To: undisclosed-recipients
    Subject: RE: This is what i ask
    Reply to:
    Return path:


    I am a member of staff of Halifax Bank London. I am writing on behalf of my client following an Opportunity in my office that will be of immense benefit to my client and us. My client was a top government official in another country, who banked with us in the UK. I was his personal banker, who kept all his accounts and monitored all his investment for him here in the UK.

    My client’s bank account with us has been frozen due to some diminutive investigation on my client. My client is a very rich man, worth over $4 billion USD. A lot of these funds are frozen in different accounts due to the reason I gave above, and we need to transfer some funds to an unnamed account only I and my client know about, into your account. Now! All we need from you is to let us know if you are interested before we give you more information.

    If you decide to help us, I will assure you that you would gain a lot from my client, as he is a very generous man with the fear of God in him. The reason I am doing this for him is because he has helped my family and I, in fact my life changed when I met this man and I am 100% convinced that yours would change dramatically if you work with us.

    The amount in question is very large so you alone cannot receive this cash. I intend to use 4-5 people to conclude this transfer and the process shouldn’t take more than 5 days. For transparency I will fully outline the sharing pattern, we have agreed to give you a non-negotiable 10%, of the total money transferred and believe me, it is a lot of cash. Once the funds are in your account, we would then meet in a suitable place to discuss final disbursement according to the percentages indicated above.

    Honesty is the success of this business and trust is our watchword in this transaction. I guarantee you that this transaction will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. Please get in touch with me urgently by E-mail:

    Note: This transaction is confidential and risk free. All necessary arrangement for the smooth transfer of these funds to you has been finalized. We will discuss much in details when I receive your response.

    Best regards
    Mr. Elliott.

    ****************PRIVATE & CONFIDENTIAL**************
    This e-mail and any attached files are confidential and may be legally privileged.
    If you are not the addressee, any disclosure, reproduction, copying, distribution, or other dissemination or use of this communication is strictly prohibited.

  • Vianney  On June 26, 2012 at 12:40 am

    Sydney, Australia
    My husband has just been sent the exact same letter from a barrister named Mark Rawlins. Wish we were going to inherit $US8.8mil!

    • helena  On June 26, 2012 at 9:01 pm

      roxby downs south australia
      My letter says Mark Rawlins too.How stupid do these people think we are!!??

    • Leszek  On June 27, 2012 at 1:15 am

      Warren, Australia

      A barrister Mark Rawlins sent to me exactly the same letter. 8.8 mil US dollars as the spoils to be shared.

  • Daniel  On June 26, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    yes i just got one to from barrister Mark Rawlins would have been a nice 8.8 million in the bank

  • Christine  On June 26, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Also in Australia – Same letter from Mark Rawlins about $8.8 million. Fake company in Spain but letter posted from Portugal.

  • R Kloepfer  On June 27, 2012 at 4:24 am

    Newcastle, Australia.
    I have also received a letter today from Mark Rawlins. As soon as I started to read this letter I knew it had to be a scam.

  • Daniel  On June 27, 2012 at 5:43 am

    Adelaide, Australia
    Hi ya Sydney, we just got one for $US8.8mil as well. Ripped off!! People before us were getting offered $US11mil….

  • Brian  On June 27, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Brian June 28th 11.30 AM
    These guys certainly are persistant, I guess they get a response now and then but not from this bunny

  • Neville  On June 27, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Wirrabara, Australia
    Yes, another one from Mark Rawlins. $8.8m.

  • Brian  On June 27, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Manjimup, Western Australia
    Just received letter from Mark Rawlins, offering $us8.8mil. smelt fishy so checked google, glad I did.

  • craig  On June 27, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    sunshine coast,qld australia
    i too recieved a letter today from mark rawlins, 8.8 mill from spain but posted from portugal,nice try but we not stupid……….

  • Alex  On June 27, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    I talked to Mark Rawlings today on the phone, having received his 8.8mil letter offering 45% of the sum. The envelope had no stamps whatsoever so it came from a local assistant and was put directly into my mailbox. This guy is a sure spammer. He talks fast and lots without listening to you just like a sales telemarketer does, yet pretends to be a Barrister/Lawyer. I simply asked to verify his identity, before we engage in any serious business, by way of sending me another real letter bearing his notarial seal and wet signature on the firm’s blank. He did not want to get rich with me so I hung up. End of story. Greedy bastard wanted 55% of the deal, I would give him even 60% if he sent me the proof of his identity on the letter I asked for, but not a chance he would. Good luck everyone getting rich:D

  • fred  On June 28, 2012 at 2:10 am

    i got one from Mark Rawlins also. Responded and collected 4 million
    Ha Ha
    Good for a laugh!

  • Rolf  On June 28, 2012 at 7:02 am


    Thank god I received the letter in the mail yesterday,I was starting to feel left out.

    I thought that only you Australians were being given the opportunity to defraud someones estate of 8.8 million.

    I don’t know about your “Mark Rawlins”, but mine didn’t put too much effort in preparing his scam.

    1): The letter although well written,was all printed on the same printer,including the Header,signature and corporate seal, not very realistic.

    2): I doubt very much any barrister would put an offer to defraud in writing.

    3): If you look into the phone number,you’ll find it belongs to a restaurant just outside of Madrid, our scammer probably works there as a busboy.

    4): The fax number comes from the right area, but not the address listed in the header.

    5):The email domain is registered to **DRUM ROLL*:
    Microsoft Corporation. lol

    I will be sending them a little note about this.

    The above information came from doing a reverse phone look-up, and a whois search for domains . Took about 2 minutes.

    And now for the cherry on the sundae, my letter from Cambs Legal Consultants,Madrid ,Spain, was mailed from Lisbon, Portugal.

    In conclusion, I am truly disappointed in the lack of both effort and imagination by our “Mr. Rawlins”, and believe that we deserve a little more respect than this bullshit letter.

  • Jake  On June 28, 2012 at 11:33 am

    Just got the letter, we want to change the ratio !!NO DEAL!! hahahha

  • Dave  On June 28, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    I just reviewed one of these letters but the barristers name is mark Rawlings, is there anyway of tracking these pricks down?

  • Jim  On June 28, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Received the Mark Rawlins letter today. Laughable. We hear about scammers all the time, but Lord help those who do no checking, yield to the pleas, lose their money and then complain about having been bilked. What a joke.

  •  On June 29, 2012 at 7:23 am

    Received the letter from Mark Rawlins and it was Genuine stamped from Portugal. CRAZY TO THINK PEOPLE TAKE THE TIME TO PUT THIS TOGETHER…SCARY!!!!!!! I’M REPORTING THIS!!!!!

  • Julia Pantos  On July 1, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Hi,got same letter.Beware its a 100% scam.

  • Barry  On December 17, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Wellington, New Zealand
    I got a letter postmarked France, with a real stamp on it, from Alain Bissett of “Bissett & Mingo Legal Consultants”, offering 50% of $5.8 million ( times are getting harder folks). I tried to verify the company and ended up on this site, thanks for all the warnings. What really bothers me is that the letter had our latest address on it, we have moved 3 times in the past 18 months!

  • Maria Vermeulen  On December 18, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    Received Letter yesterday From Bissett & Mingo Legal Consultants 111 Avenue Victor Hugo ,75116 Paris France! The Email Here in New Zealand I don’t think the Authoritish can do much from here The Police in France should Check up on this I had Inherited $2.9 million!

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