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Date First Reported: September 2012

Primary Name Associated: Chan Cheu Leong

Description of Potential Fraud:

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Two lawyers in Ontario have notified us that they have received an email from the purported Chan Cheu Leong of Wah Seong Corporation Berhad Ltd regards to a commercial debt 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 initial email:

From: Group [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 4:29 AM
To: lawyer email
Subject: Legal Assistance needed

FROM WESCOTT ROWE L. L.
CAPITAL OFFICE PARK 6301,
IVY LANE SUITE 700 GREENBELT,
MARYLAND 20770
18TH NOVEMBER 2012.

Dear Counsel,

I am sending this email as a mutual introduction. Mr Chan Cheu Leong
is the Managing Director of WAH SEONG CORPORATION BERHAD LTD. and they
are one of the largest developers of residential, office, retail,
industrial and hotel properties in Malaysia. WAH SEONG CORPORATION
BERHAD LTD. is owed payment by a customer here since February 2011.

I cannot handle this matter at this time because I will be going for
heart surgery. I have represented this company in the past. This
matter is in your jurisdiction. Please contact Mr. Chan Cheu Leong if
you are interested in representing him. Below is his contact
information as follows:

Chan Cheu Leong
WAH SEONG CORPORATION BERHAD
No.59-2, The Boulevard,
Mid Valley City,
Lingkaran Syed Putra,
59200 Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia.
email: [email protected]

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