Date First Reported: October 2011

Primary Name Associated: David Yap Chung

Description of Potential Fraud:


Two Ontario laweyrs have told us they’ve received emails from the purported David Yap Chung 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 an example of the email:

From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of GIH Electrical Holdings
Sent: September-30-11 8:31 PM
To: undisclosed-recipients:


This is an official request for legal representation on behalf of GIH Electrical-Holdings Berhad. Founded in 1980, our company’s principal activity is to sell and develop electronics components and other peripheral equipment. The Electronic parts division deals in semiconductors and EMS for personal computers, general electronic parts and Cables. The Information equipment division sells personal computers and computer peripheral equipment.

Products Provided:

• Optical & photographic instruments & apparatus
• Electrical machinery, apparatus & parts
• Mechanical machinery, apparatus & parts
• Office machines & computer equipment & parts
• Heating & cooling equipment & parts
• Electronic devices, parts & accessories
• Telecommunications, audio & video equipment and parts

We the directors of GIH Electrical Holdings Berhad would like to employ your service regarding a possible representation in matters concerning GIH Electrical Holdings Berhad and our client in your state. Our legal representative won’t be able to represent us on this case because it is outside their area of jurisdiction. Since our client is in your state, we believe that this case is within your jurisdiction which is why we are requesting your legal services on this matter. We are presently incapacitated due to legal boundaries to exert pressure on our delinquent customers and we request for your services accordingly. We got your contact information from the Online Lawyers Directory as a result of our search for a reliable firm or individual to provide legal services as requested.

After a careful review of your profile as well as your qualification and experience, we are of the opinion that you are capable and qualified to provide the legal services as requested. On behalf of GIH Electrical-Holdings Berhad, Please accept my sincerest appreciation in advance for your willingness to render your services, as we look forward to your prompt response to our request.


David Yap Chung.
Executive Chairman
GIH Electrical Holdings Bhd
Lot 12A, Persiaran Meranti
Damasara,43000 Kajang
Selangor Malaysia.

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 [email protected]

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