Separation agreement scam by Kathrine Chung
Date First Reported: September 2012
Primary Name Associated: Kathrine Chung
Description of Potential Fraud:
Three lawyers in Ontario and the US have notified us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Michelle Kathrine Chung with regards to a to a collaborative family law agreement dispute. This is a fraud we have seen before under several other names and similar scenarios. For details on how this fraud works and a full list of names attached to it see our Confirmed Fraud page.
Here is the initial email:
I need your Legal assistance over a Seperation Agreement. Kathrine Chung
A lawyer who replied got this response and fake documentation:
Thank you for your prompt response to my inquiry. I live in South Korea while My ex spouse Glen Chung lives in Jurisdiction. As a result of time difference it is a little bit difficult to reach you. We were divorced in South Korea but my ex husband Glen Chung relocated to the United States. He is a citizen. We both agreed under a separation Agreement incorporated, merged into and made part of the court decree for a settlement of Child Support, Spousal Support, and Medical support of $741,500.00, he has paid me $230,000.00 but still owing $511.500.00 and the stipulated time for completion of payment has long elapsed. This is the reason why I contacted you as there is already an agreement in place. I know for sure my ex husband has the financial means to pay for balance he owes me.
Thus, I request your legal services to enforce the court order compelling him to remit balance owed me. Attached is a copy of the terms of separation agreement, and the Court’s Decree (i.e. Divorce Decree) and I will be pleased to provide further information on this case on request.
I expect this to be resolved in a timely manner. Sequel to this, If you are happy to proceed, kindly send me a copy of your retainer and if the terms are acceptable I will sign so we can commence the process without delay.
Thank you for your anticipated cooperation and professionalism
Address: 928-12 Daechi 3-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 135-502, South Korea
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