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Date First Reported: July 2011

Primary Name Associated: William Yee

Description of Potential Fraud:

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Two Ontario lawyers have notified us in July of receiving commercial debt collection scam emails from William Yee.

For a full list of other names associated with this fraud see our Confirmed Fraud Page. For a description of how the fraud works see our Fraud Fact Sheet.

Here is the email:

From: WILLIAM YEE zurich@w2c18425b.homepage.t-online.de
Subject: Assist Me Lawyer
To:
Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 3:54 PM

Dear Lawyer,

I am looking for a lawyer/Law Firm that can assist me in litigating the issue of an overdue loan of $180,500.00. Please advice if this is your area of practice. Thank you.

Sincerely,

WILLIAM YEE

MR. WILLIAM YEE
ANATECH CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT SALES LTD
24 Ronson Dr
Wasaga, ON, M9W 1B4 123
Email: williamyee50@blumail.org
Direct Line: 1-647 771-0005

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