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A New Hampshire lawyer is out $240,000 after falling prey to an international Internet scam, prosecutors said.
The attorney general's office declined to identify the lawyer but said he is one of two lawyers in the state who were targeted in recent weeks by scam artists who used Internet messages, fake companies and counterfeit checks to "retain" them.
The checks were said to be settlement money or retainer fees, and the lawyers were instructed to wire money to a different party in the case