Commercial debt collection scam by Takumi Yuichi of Takatori Int’l and Patent Office
Date First Reported: August 2012
Primary Name Associated: Takumi Yuichi
Description of Potential Fraud:
A lawyer in California and one in Ontario received an email from the purported Takumi Yuichi of Takatori Int’l and Patent Office with 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: “Takumi Yuichi”
To: lawyer email
Date: 01/08/2012 01:14 PM
Subject: collection/litigation matter
I am Takumi Yuichi Esq with Takatori Int\’l Law and Patent Office here in Japan.We have a collection/litigation matter for you in your jurisdiction.
Kindly get back to me as soon as possible so that i can furnish you with further details.
Due to time difference between Asia and America we prefer communication via email.
Takumi Yuichi Esq.
Takatori Int\’l Law and Patent Office
Rm.301, Kamiya Bldg.
32-6,Minami Ikebukuro 2-chome,
Toshima-ku, Tokyo ZIP 171-0022
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