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Date First Reported: May 2013

Primary Name Associated: Emmanuel Wei

Description of Potential Fraud:

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Three Ontario lawyers notified us that they received an email from the purported Emmanuel Wei of Sai Mag Group with regards to a commercial debt collection 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: Emanuel Kemmler [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Friday, May 24, 2013 5:02 PM
Subject: Business representative . Please Review

ATTENTION: Ref No: SAI1R01/CJ.

SAI MAG GROUP needs your counsel as our offshore Liaison for litigation,
collection or
enforcement of Sales/Payment agreement between the company and a customer in
your state.

Do let us know your position in reviewing this offer, so we may provide
additional information
that will enable us discuss further. we anticipate receiving a prompt
response from you.

Respectfully,
Mr. Emmanuel K. Wei (HR)
SAI MAG.

Note: If you have a current job, can still be part of our business as
services for us will not bother with your hours of work.

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.

If you have been successfully duped, please immediately notify LAWPRO as there may be a claim against you.

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Fraud Fact Sheet More fraud prevention information and resources are available on the practicePRO Fraud page, including the Fraud Fact Sheet, a handy reference for lawyers and law firm staff that describes the common frauds and the red flags that can help identify them.