Separation agreemant scam by Kumura (or Zarifah) Zuckerberg
Date First Reported: March 2013
Primary Name Associated: Kumura (or Zarifah) Zuckerberg
Description of Potential Fraud:
A lawyer in Ontario and five in the U.S. have notified us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Kumura (or Zarifah) Zuckerberg with regards to a to a collaborative family law agreement dispute. This is a fraud we have seen before under several other names and similar scenarios. 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: Kumura Zuckerberg
Date: Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 4:47 AM
Subject:: Why The Sudden Silence?
Good day to you. I sent you an email sometime ago requesting legal insistence regarding court ordered payments of Child Support, Spousal Support, Equitable distribution and medical support. You replied that you were interested and after providing details, I didn’t hear from you again, kindly get back to me if you are still interested in taking this case so that I will know my next line of action.
A lawyer who replied got this response and fake documentation:
Thanks for your prompt response. Am residing in Japan for an assignment at present and my ex-spouse Robinson Zuckerberg now lives in San Francisco, CA. As a result of time difference it is a little bit difficult to reach you. We were divorced in Singapore. My ex-husband Mr. Zuckerberg is a US citizen. We both agreed under a Property Settlement Agreement incorporated, merged into and made part of the Final Judgment for a onetime settlement of Family Support and Property Division in the amount of $1,058,520.00 he has paid me $190,500.00USD but still owing $868.020.00USD and the stipulated time for completion of payment has long elapsed. This is the reason why I contacted you as there is already an agreement in place. I know for sure my ex-husband has the financial means to pay the unpaid balance set forth in our settlement agreement. Thus, I request your legal services with regards to compelling him to remit balance owed me. Attached is a copy of the property settlement agreement and the Final Judgment. I will be pleased to provide further information on this case on request and I expect this to be resolved in a timely manner. Furthermore, I seek to retain your firm for this purpose, please send me a copy of your retainer agreement and if the terms are acceptable I will sign so we can commence the process without delay. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation and professionalism.
Address: K-1 Bldg.2F, 1-2-13. Azabu-juban Minato-ku. Tokyo 106-0045 JAPAN [email protected]
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