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Javontae is moving on to the Volunteer State

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No sooner did we publish “Law Office Scammer, Javontae Holloway” and how he was then focusing his efforts on the Florida Bar, that we received another inquiry this week, from Nashville, Tennessee. It didn't work in Nashville. His song fell flat in Davidson County. His story got about as much traction as a log floating down the Cumberland River. I am happy to report his efforts were again thwarted when the lawyer picked up on a few factual discrepancies, did an online search and found the Lombardi Law Firm blog posts about Javontae Holloway. Apparently, and of course I do not have the lawyer’s notes, but the name Carl Torrence once again, came up. Isn’t that interesting?

Carl Torrence called us this morning in Nashville. He was rear-ended by a U-Haul truck on 1-40. Paraplegic. Needed rent and electric paid because his colostomy bags needed to be cleaned. But U-Haul does not do partial payments when he called and asked. And, no he did not have that number with him. But someone named John would be there at 11:30 to sign the release for $1.5 million. He thought they had an umbrella for at least $5 million, a lawyer in Mississippi had all but confirmed it. But he could not wait. As I heard the story, I asked if a wreck this bad was covered in the news. He did not know because he was in the hospital and then recovering at his sisters in MS. So, I googled his name and this blog was the first hit…

It's the same scam, but with slightly different facts. This type of scam has been around since the 1980’s. Back then it was mostly employed in the “Rust Belt”.

Good luck and if you are contacted please let us know so we can continue to track him. As is always the case we will never use the lawyer’s name unless asked to do so. 

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6 Comments to "Paraplegic Law Office Scam"

Carl Torrence 225-540-4890, same facts. We are in a very small town in NE TN north of Knoxville. Same facts. As the paralegal I screen the more serious calls. Before returning his call, I checked for a news report regarding a serious accident with a U-Haul on or about the date he gave us and found all the notes about this scam. When I called him back to ask some questions, he had someone in the background coaching him and he very quickly said "never mind" and hung up. So he's moved to working NE TN now and that means that NC probably will be next.
Posted by Sharon on April 20, 2017 at 12:37 PM
This same person called our lawfirm today with same story. We are out of Fayetteville, GA.
Posted by Amanda Thomas on April 17, 2017 at 07:49 PM
Same "Carl Torrence" story today in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with a new phone number. (225) 259-0228
Posted by Angela on April 12, 2017 at 12:05 PM
"Carl Torrence" just called our office yesterday with a similar story. His current phone number as of today is 225-259-0317. Our personal injury law firm is located in Lafayette, Louisiana. Mr. Torrence stated his accident occurred in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but he was currently living in Houston, Texas, where his landlord "Roger Davis" was demanding he pay the rent or he would be evicted in the morning. Mr. Davis spoke to us, and was very adamant that we send him $189.00 to cover his wife's medication, otherwise he would evict Mr. Torrence. All of the hospitals I called that were provided by Mr. Torrence showed no results under his name. Good luck tracking him.
Posted by Jeremy on April 4, 2017 at 10:54 AM
"Carl Torrence" contacted our law office in West Virginia yesterday with the same story as quoted above. When our attorney contacted the company, he was told that he was the 7th attorney that day who had made the same inquiry about this fraudulent claim.
Posted by Terri Robinette on February 13, 2017 at 12:51 PM
Same call... same sad sad story... the red flags went up immediately... while lawyers, as a whole, are a skeptical group, the greed factor here makes one see how a newbie or someone with less street smarts would fall victim.
Posted by Paul J. Molinaro, M.D., J.D. on February 2, 2017 at 05:21 PM

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