NH lawyer out $240,000 for online scam Saturday, July 17, 2010 CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Officials say a New Hampshire attorney is out $240,000 after falling for an online scam. The New Hampshire Attorney General's Office says the lawyer agreed through e-mail to deposit a check from someone claiming to be from a company in China. When the bank notified him the money was available, the attorney wired $240,000 — about half of what he had received in the first place — to an account held by a "supplier" of the company. Assistant Attorney General Karen Gorham says the check was later deemed bogus and that the attorney, who is not being named, is now liable because people are responsible for checks they deposit. The New Hampshire Bar Association has posted a message on its website warning that sophisticated scams are targeting lawyers. I'm trying to find out who it was. When I do find out, I think I'll start forwarding him all the spam e-mails I get asking me for some advance money to free up typically 5 million dollars or pounds that is on deposit in an African bank somewhere. Nice, how they hide this lawyer's identity, just like they used to do with the New Hampshire Supreme Court's "secret docket" about a decade ago.