Check Scams, Debt Collection scams and other financial scams.
#179939 by Terminator5 Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:38 pm
Commentary : A variation of the Check Fraud Scam targeting attorneys .See more information below .

Begin Scam Email:

On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 1:26 PM, <[email protected]> wrote:

My Ex Husband has violated court order in payment. Advise if you handle such

Fumiko Anderson

[email protected]

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Separation Agreement Scam Using the Name Fumiko Anderson

Over 120 lawyers in Ontario, the U.S and overseas have notified us that they received an email from the purported Fumiko Anderson looking to retain them with regards to a collecting overdue payments resulting from a separation agreement.

This is a classic bad cheque scam that presents as legal matter requiring the assistance of a lawyer. In this scam lawyers will be duped into wiring real funds from their trust accounts after depositing a fake cheque received as payment from the debtor (who is part of the fraud). See our Confirmed Fraud Page for more of an explanation of how these frauds work and to see other names associated with it. Our Fraud Fact Sheet lists the red flags of a bogus legal matter that is really a fraud.

Here is the initial email, subsequent replies and fake documentation sent by the fraudster to the lawyer:

From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Tuesday, September 03, 2013 8:18 AM
Subject: I need your Counsel

Dear Counsel,

I wish to engage your legal representation to help me file a petition against my ex-husband for breaching the court order with regards to payment of Child Support, Spousal Support and Medical Support. Kindly advise.

Fumiko Anderson

Replying to the email brought this response:

Thank you for your prompt response. Am currently in Japan for an assignment while Bill Anderson (ex-husband) lives in Chicago, IL. Due to the time difference (+13hrs EST) it is a little bit difficult to determine the best time to call you. Following our divorce, we agreed under a negotiated settlement agreement which is incorporated, merged into and made part of the court decree for a one-time payment of $878,650.00USD for Family support (this includes child support, alimony and medical support). To his credit, he has paid me $201,600.00USD but still owing $677.050.00USD and the due time for completion of payment is over. Thus, I request your legal counsel and representation to enforce the final judgment thereby compelling him to remit the balance owed me. He is aware of my intention to seek legal actions. Attached is a copy of the separation agreement, and Final Judgment and I will be pleased to provide further information on this case on request. I desire to
retain your law firm, please forward your firm’s retainer fee agreement so that we can proceed. Thank you and have a pleasant day.
Fumiko Anderson
3-6-23 Karashimacho,Chuo-ku,Kumamoto. City 860-0804
Phone: +81 (0) 505 809-8190

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