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Date First Reported: May 2012

Primary Name Associated: Wang Mesh

Description of Potential Fraud:

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A lawyer in Quebec and at least one in Ontario have received emails from the purported Wang Mesh of Wang Mesh Industry Co. with regards to a commercial debt litigation scam. Unfortunately, the Ontario lawyer who was contacted was successfully duped for over $300,000.

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:

Expéditeur: WANG Mesh [email protected]
Date: 20 April, 2012 21:46:01 EDT
Destinataire: lawyer name
Objet: URGENT

Dear Counsel,

This is an official request for legal representation on behalf of Wang Mesh Industry Co., Ltd. We are a Manufacturer, Trading Company with principal business in poultry cage,battery animal cage,poultry equipment,egg trays,metal wire mesh,razor wire,fencing wire,layer cage,breeding cage,broiler cage manufacturing and trading. We are seeking legal representation from your law firm regarding a breach of contract with one of our Customer in your region. If your company in the position to represent our company at the moment kindly advise immediately. You can send us an email for further details and legal advise

Yours Truly

Wang Mesh

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.

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