Sadly, internet fraud and email scams are rather common nowadays (for “popular” schemes se here). In some cases one of the fraudsters claims to be a German Rechtsanwalt, i.e. a German lawyer. In case you have doubts whether this German solicitor really exists and what his registered professional office address and phone numbers are, there is a very simple and quick way to verify: Simply visit the official website of the German Federal Bar Association (which is also available in an English version) and enter this persons name to serach the entire database of all German advocates admitted to the bar. If a fraudster uses the name of an existing lawyer they usually state a different phone number and/adress. So you can easily verify by calling or writing to the respective lawyer at his official address given on the Federal Bar website.
The law firm Graf & Partners (Germany) assists entrepreneurs, businesses and private clients. Do not hesitate to contact us by calling solicitor Bernhard Schmeilzl at +49 941 463 7070 or send an email to: mail [at] grafpartner.com