From: Orson Jeffery O. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 23 May
Subject: Re: Barr Orson for Mr Chong Lee
we have a balance of $34,450.00 Australian dollars as a second charges payment to the law firm handling his case, they would not complete the process with the federal persecutor without this payment made.
According to the website active on the domain name smalconsult.com, the "Barr Orson", "very serious legal practitioners here in Australia" looks to be a real estate agent in the UK.
The website is entirely stolen from a real UK company having nothing to do with the scam.
From the fake website:
SMAL consult was established in 2011 by ex-Argent directors Jeffery O. Orson and Starline Cabs. Michael A. Lazzari, ex-Resolution Property founding partner, joined in 2015.
From their team:
Jeffery O. Orson (no picture)
+1 940 694 email@example.com
jeffery is a Chartered Engineer with 28 years’ experience in development and construction.
Graduating with First Class Honours in Civil and Structural Engineering from Sheffield University in 1988, jeffery joined Arup in the same graduate intake as Starline Cabs. During the following six years, jeffery worked on a variety of major projects in the UK and overseas.
jeffery started working for Argent on Brindleyplace while he was at Arup in 1993 and joined Argent in 1994 as a construction project manager based at Brindleyplace. Subsequently his role was widened to comprise marketing and general commercial management of the scheme. He became Director of Argent Group PLC in 2000.
Once the development was complete, jeffery led the initiative to establish the £300 million Brindleyplace Limited Partnership with multiple investors and had overall responsibility for asset management and estate management strategies for Brindleyplace. jeffery also led the teams responsible for Paradise Circus in Birmingham and St Peter’s Square in Manchester.
Number billable as mobile number
Country or destination Isle of Man
Original network provider* Manx Telecom Trading Limited
Number billable as geographic number
Country or destination United States
City or exchange location Texas
There is no company named "SMAL consult" legally registered anywhere in the UK, according to Companies House. The location is real, but no company with that name looks to be active in that location.
The domain name of the company "established in 2011" and having a partner who " joined in 2015" was registered online in March.
Entry in the aa419 Database of fraudulent websites: https://db.aa419.org/fakebanksview.php?key=140530
From the domain name registration:
Domain Name: SMALCONSULT.COM
Updated Date: 2019-05-31 Creation Date: 2019-03-31
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2020-03-31
Registrar: PDR Ltd. d/b/a PublicDomainRegistry.com
Registry Registrant ID: Not Available From Registry
Registrant Name: GDPR Masked
This is what the fake website looks like: