Oh noes. Bernie Madoff lawyer Ira Lee Sorkin is being impersonated over e-mail. Suspect numero uno would obviously be Ponzi-Boy, though the fact that the sender doesn't ask for any money gives us a moment's pause (but perhaps he does so in the follow-up).
Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2009 12:22 PM
Subject: FYI: Dickstein Shapiro Email Scam
A scam message is circulating purporting to be from Dickstein Shapiro LLP, and more specifically, Ira Sorkin. A sample of the message is provided below. These messages are not being sent from the Dickstein Shapiro email system, and the email address being used is firstname.lastname@example.org. We are currently investigating its origin and will be notifying the authorities with whatever information we can provide.
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From: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
Subject: Very Important
Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2009, 9:05 PM
I am Ira Lee Sorkin Co-leader of the Firm's Securities and the Defense Attorney to Mr. Bernard Lawrence Madoff Investment Securities LLC. Who was recently alleged for a
Ponzi scheme. I'm contacting you accordingly, because this crucial matter requires a matured partnership, co-operation and assistance to make a valuable change of
name to some of his assets and monies lodged with an offshore security company that might be discovered sooner or later by the Government.
Your view to this assignment is urgently needed,if you're willingly to work with me on this, then get back to me asap.
Attorney Ira Lee Sorkin
Dickstein Shapiro LLP