Commercial debt collection scam by Kang Sung Jin of Cowan Co Ltd
Date First Reported: February 2013
Primary Name Associated: Kang Sung Jin
Description of Potential Fraud:
Three lawyers in Ontario have notified us that they have received an email from the purported Shajesh Kang Sung Jin of Cowan Co Ltd with regards to a commercial debt litigation 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: Mr.Kang Sung Jin [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Friday, February 22, 2013 10:16 AM
To: Lawyer Name
Subject: Request For Your legal Service.
This is an official request for legal representation on behalf of Cowin co.,ltd. We are a textile company with principal business in garment manufacturing and trading.
We are presently incapacitated due to international legal boundaries to exert pressure on our delinquent customers and we request for your services accordingly. We got your contact information from the Online Lawyers Directory as a result of our search for a reliable firm or individual to provide legal services as requested.
After a careful review of your profile as well as your qualification and experience, we are of the opinion that you are capable and qualified to provide the legal services as requested.
On behalf of Cowin co.,ltd, Please accept my sincerest appreciation in advance for your willingness to render your services as we look forward to your prompt response to our request.
Mr. Kang Sung Jin
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