I never did understand much about the telephone numbering system in the UK, but I did learn a little something about 070 codes. Specifically, that scammers outside the U.S. and the UK love to use them in connection with the British +44 international dialing code. I do occasionally see an American area code such as 206, though. See this article at 419scam.org.
This scam, supposedly from some UK "barrister" who is not listed in the Bar Standards Board, claims that his "client," a late "Engr Rollins," has made you beneficiary to his estate of 1.2 million GBP. Then he goes on to say that the money is for the needy, less fortunate, and for yourself as well. It sounds kind of reasonable, but no self-respecting lawyer is going to send you an e-mail about it without also posting you a paper letter complete with documentation. Other than that, it looks sort of okay until you get to the phone numbers, which begin with +44-701 and +44-709, and the names of his "partners" at the bottom.
I ran across a Yahoo Answer about this scam from someone who says he's a lawyer. He said, "Barristers offer legal servcies [sic] via chambers and are self-employed. They are not permitted to join forces and become a firm." Click Here
Further, according to Google, there is a William Moore Law Firm in Florida. "Welcome to the website of William Moore. We maintain offices in Ft Lauderdale, N. Miami Beach and W. Palm Beach." Click Here. There are several more attorneys named William Moore located throughout the U.S., but the only Barrister William Moore is listed in Anti-Fraud International and Bitten Us as a scam. Click Here and Here. There's some good natured ribbing about William Moore Law "Frim" LOL.
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My name is Gary, and I live in the Midwestern United States. This site is intended to expose the frauds and scams that are so pervasive on the internet, especially today. One hundred per- cent of the e-mails you get that promise you millions are never, ever real. They'll tell you they're "dying," trying to gain your sympathy. They're not dying, they're lying. Click Here for the "Dying" scams. Don't fall for it, and never send them any money, no matter what they tell you. Oh, and good luck hacking this website. It's got a nice strong password on it.