Sioux City attorney,
Dan Dykstra, sent an email message to the bar office last week asking that
information concerning a different type of scam be sent to members as a
Dykstra was contacted
by a procurement agent from a company in the Netherlands about the sale of a
piece of equipment. Since he does some work for companies in the Netherlands,
he wasn’t surprised at the contact. However, the red flags came up when a check
arrived as the deposit with a request that he immediately wire monies
He called the real
agent in the Netherlands and the named buyer, which was an Iowa company. Both
denied the transaction.
and his firm did not get caught or damaged even though the fake broker used a
real business brokerage company in California and a real name.