Two Ontario lawyers have notified us that they’ve received an email from the purported David Buxbaum looking to retain them with regards to a breach of a business loan agreement. This is similar to other frauds of this kind we have seen. For a full description of how this fraud works and to see other names attached to it, see our Confirmed Fraud page that deals with business loan frauds.
Here is the email:
From: Mr. David Buxbaum Esq.
To: lawyer email
Sent: Tue, September 4, 2012 8:30:55 PM
I am David Buxbaum Esq Attorney at Anderson & Anderson Law Firm here in China. I urgently have a debt collection matter for you in your jurisdiction reply me to discuses t his further because of the time difference between China and your country, we communication via email.waiting to here from you,
David C. Buxbaum Anderson & Anderson LLP
Profit Plaza, 39th Floor,
76 Huangpu Avenue West,
Tianhe District Guangzhou 5 10623 China
+86 20 38392008
+86 20 38392009
Contact email: email@example.com
www.anderson & Anderson llp.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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