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Date First Reported: May 2013

Primary Name Associated: Johan Molin

Description of Potential Fraud:

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Lawyers in Ontario, Ohio and Montana have notified us that they have received an email from the purported Johan Molin of Assa Abloy 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: Johan Molin [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: April-19-13 6:14 AM
To:
Subject: Legal Representative

Does your firm handle breach of contract matters? Please permit me to send you the contract agreement for your review so you can run a conflict check. We can be reach on phone and email

Yours Sincerely,
Johan Molin
Chief Executive Officer
ASSA ABLOY
SE-107 23 Stockholm Sweden
Phone +46851971490
Fax +46850909550
www.assaabloy.com

A lawyer who replied got this response:

We would like to thank you for your response to our inquiry for legal services. However, We wish to inform you that we would be needing your firms legal help to assist us with a breach of contract matter and also retrieve funds owed to our company.

We ordered goods from Ge Healthcare, and was asked to make a 50% down payment for goods to be delivered to us and that we did and up till date no goods were delivered. We asked for a refund but they have refused to make the refund to us.

We seek legal help from your firm to help us collect these funds owed to our company as we do not wish to go any further with the said transaction. We have made several attempts in the past to collect these funds which all ended negatively.

We are aware that a conflict search would need to be done. Please find below details of the owing company.

Here is the name of our supplier for your conflict check of interest.

GE HEALTHCARE
5661 NW 108th Way
Coral Springs, FL 33076-3109

If you have any questions contact me personally anytime by email or call.

Yours Sincerely,
Johan Molin
Chief Executive Officer
ASSA ABLOY Group
SE-107 23 Stockholm Sweden
Phone +46851971490
Fax +46850909550
www.assaabloy.com

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