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Lawyer’s Identity Stolen in Timeshare Scam

By on May 10, 2019 in Criminal Law

A scammer targeting timeshare owners desperate to sell their properties stole the identity of a Florida lawyer to further his scheme, reports the ABA Journal.

The scammer would call people who had placed ads to sell their timeshares and tell them their property could be sold if they forwarded closing costs to the lawyer, David Eaton.

Eaton learned of the scam when the Florida Bar contacted him, according to a Tampa Bay Times article. The Bar told him that a woman had complained that  she sent money to someone who claimed to be David Eaton. The bar concluded that Eaton’s identity had been stolen and called Eaton as a courtesy to let him know.

Read the ABA Journal article.