A lawyer in Washington, DC has notified us that they have received an email from the purported Siwan Park of Renesas Electronics 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: Siwan Park [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, March 22, 2013 5:11 PM
Subject: Legal Rep
Siwan Park an attorney of Jon Pin Kazutaka Law Office
firm here in Japan.We would like to know if you have conflict that
will prevent you from representing our client Renesas Electronics
Corporation, against an entity
in your jurisdiction.
This matter regards shipment and product’s standard. We have explore
all avenues to resolve this issue amicably, unfortunately we have not
progressed as expected.
If you require the name of the opposing party to conduct your
conflict check, please respond to our inquiry and we are ready to pay
your retainer fee immediately
Mr. Siwan Park Esq
Jon Pin Kazutaka Law Firm
NBF Hibiya Building 14F
1-1-7, Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 100-0011, Japan
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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