Commercial Litigation Subpoena – Fraud

Another variation of bogus lawsuit spam is making the rounds in high volume, claiming to be from:

Subject:     Commercial Litigation Subpoena
From:     Brian Willmer – Wilmer Hale Law <>

These emails actually originate from a server in Australia:

from ([]

Litigation is threatened in order to trick recipients into following a hyper-link. While spammers and con artists aren’t known for their proofreading skills, this one amuzingly starts out with the very first word misspelled:

Trough this document we hereby inform you of the Litigation process started by Browns Media Marketing LLC
against the company you represent.
You are required to produce the originals of all documents and other items which are responsive, in whole or in part, to any description set forth in this “Subpoena Schedule,” regardless of where located, that are in your possession, custody, or control, or in the possession, custody or control of any of your partners,
associates, employees, agents, representatives, accountants, or attorneys, along with all copies of any such document which differ from the original by virtue of any addition, deletion, alteration, notation, or inscription on any part of the document, including its back.
The complete list of the required documents can be found at:

as well as the number of the complaint against your company placed for copyright infringement on 12.21.2010 by the legal representative of Browns Media Marketing LLC. Failure to produce and present the requested documents can display in fines dictated by the court.

Brian Willmer
Senior Attorney
Willmer Hale Law

The document linked in the email has been removed and a quick review of proves there is no one named “Brian Willmer” working for that firm.

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