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Date First Reported: May 2013

Primary Name Associated: Seina Bloomberg

Description of Potential Fraud:

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Six U.S. lawyers have notified us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Seina Bloomberg 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: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Monday, May 13, 2013 2:47 PM
Subject: Review my case……..

Please do you handle cases regarding failure to obey court order of child
support?
Ms Seina

One lawyer who replied got this response and fake documentation:

From: Seina Bloomberg
Date: Thu, May 16, 2013 at 4:04 AM
Subject: RE: Review my case…….
To:

I appreciate your response to my inquiry The reason I have contacted your law office is that there is already an agreement in place and I am bent on getting what is due for me and my children, I tried calling but its little bit difficult to reach your law office, I will try as much as possible to let you into what transpired between I and my ex-spouse before he relocated to United States.
We were divorced in Japan and my ex husband Mr.Lyold Bloomberg now live in Washington, DC . he is a citizen in your country

We both agreed under a separation agreement incorporated, merged into and made part of the court decree for a settlement of child support, spousal support, and medical support of $480,870.00, he has paid me $178,000.00 but still owing $302,870.00 and the stipulated time for completion of payment has long elapsed and i know he has the financial means to pay the balance owed to me.

I request your legal services with regards to compelling him to remit balance owed me. Attached is a copy of the Separation 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,

Thanks you for your cooperation .

Ms Seina.
Address: 936-Nishi-Azabu, Minato, Tokyo, Japan

Bloomberg Divorce Decree

Bloomberg Separation Agreement

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