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Date First Reported: March 2013

Primary Name Associated: Harmony Lin Akin

Description of Potential Fraud:

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Three Ontario lawyers have notified us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Harmony Lin Akin 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 details on how this fraud works and a full list of names attached to it see our Confirmed Fraud page.

Here is the initial email:

From: Harmony [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2013 04:24 PM Eastern Standard Time
To:
Subject:

Dear Counsel,

Pardon my mode of communication, I have gone through your profile on and am
pleased with your reputation. I would want you to help me file a contempt
petition against my ex-spouse for failure to make court ordered payments of
Child Support and Medical support.

Harmony Lin Akin

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