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Date First Reported: January 2013

Primary Name Associated: Long Jiang

Description of Potential Fraud:

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An Ontario lawyers has reported to us that he’s been contacted by the purported Long Jiang of GoerTek Inc. with regards to retaining their services to collect on a breach of an IP agreement. For details of how this scam works and to see other names associated with it, see our Confirmed Fraud page.

Here is the initial email.

From: Long Jiang [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: January-18-13 9:29 PM
To: Lawyer Name
Subject: Legal Matter

Dear Attorney,
We have a breach of intellectual property agreement matter in your jurisdiction, if you are intrested I will forward you the agreement for your review to run a clict check and also advice
us on your retainer fee

Yours Sincerely,
Long Jiang
Vice Chairman
Deputy General Manager
GoerTek, Inc.
Goertek Technology Co., Ltd.
No. 268 Dong Fank Road
Hi Tech Industry Development District
Wei Fang, Shandong 266031 China
Email: [email protected]
http://www.goertek.com/

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