The James Hoyer law firm in Tampa, Florida started receiving the telephone calls on 1 December. The apparent scam seems to be a way of getting the credit or debit card numbers of members of the public. People are told that they can ring a telephone number to claim a prize and if they ring back the number from which they seem to have been called, they are routed through to the law firm.
Law firm response
One of the practice area of the James Hoyer law firm is assisting fraud victims. Co-founder Chris Hoyer said: 'I would personally like to choke these bums.' Source: ABA