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Date First Reported: May 2013

Primary Name Associated: Moises Garcia Inoue

Description of Potential Fraud:

fraud-warning

Two Ontario lawyers have notified us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Moises Garcia Inoue 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: “Moises Garcia Inoue”
To:
Bcc: FraudInfo
Please respond to

Good Day Counsel,

I am Ms.Moises Garcia Inoue, I was divorce with My Ex-husband 2011 and there was a settlement which he was suppose to remit to me but still pending for some years now and I need your legal assistance, please do get back to me for more details.

Regards,
Ms.Moises Garcia Inoue

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