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Date First Reported: July 2011

Primary Name Associated: Hing Yee

Description of Potential Fraud:

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We first saw this name in April, but in the last week of July and now in August more lawyers have told us they’ve received emails from Hing Yee with regards to a commercial litigation scam. For examples of other names attached to this kind of fraud see our Confirmed Fraud Page. For an explanation of how this fraud works see our Fraud Fact Sheet.

Here is the message, along with supporting documentation sent by the fraudster:

From: Hing Yee [email protected]
Sent: Sunday, April 24, 2011 7:15 PM
To: Lawyer Name
Subject: Legal Assistance Needed

Hello Attorney,
This is a request for your possible representation in a breach of contract matter. I’m Hing Yee of UNI IND (HK) LTD. I like to know if your schedule will permit you to handle a case of breach contract between us and a customer in your jurisdiction. If there are processes new clients are meant to go through before a case is accepted please advice, or if you accept case base on referral I would want to know also.
It is important we hear from you as soon as possible so we can decide on what to do. If you have any questions or concern do not hesitate to contact me.
Yours Truly,
Mr Hing Yee
Unit 5, 12/F; Blk B,
Lux Theatre Bldg; 2-20 Ming On St; Hung Hom,
852 5808 0109
Kowloon, Hong Kong

Hing Yee Loan Agreement

Hing Yee Promissary Note

How to handle a real or suspected fraud

If you have been targeted by any of these frauds, please forward any of the emails and supporting documents that you have received to [email protected]

If you suspect you are acting on a matter that might be a fraud, call LAWPRO at 1-800-410-1013 (416-598-5899). We will talk you through the common fraud scenarios we are seeing and help you spot red flags that may indicate you are being duped. This will help you ask appropriate questions of your client to determine if the matter is legitimate or not. If the matter you are acting on turns out to be a fraud and there is a potential claim, we will work with you to prevent the fraud and minimize potential claims costs.

If you have been successfully duped, please immediately notify LAWPRO as there may be a claim against you.

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Fraud Fact SheetMore fraud prevention information and resources are available on the practicePRO Fraud page, including the Fraud Fact Sheet, a handy reference for lawyers and law firm staff that describes the common frauds and the red flags that can help identify them.