In the first three weeks of April several Ontario lawyers have reported receiving an email seeking help on a financial dispute from the purported Shi Quen who claims to be the Chief Financial Officer of Luthai Textile Co. Ltd.

Both initial contact emails are very short and are reproduced here:

From: Luthai Textile – [email protected]
Subject: Legal Representative Needed

G/F, 24 Poplar Street,
Sham Shui Po, Kowloon,
Hong Kong.

Attention Counsel:

I need your help on a business financial dispute with a client in
Canada. If this falls under the scope of your practice, please get back
to me at your earliest convenience so that I can send you further

Thanks for your anticipated cooperation.

Mr. Shi Quen
Chief Financial Officer
Luthai Textile Co. Ltd.


From: luthai textile – [email protected]
Subject: consultation

G/F,24 Poplar Street,
Sham Shui Po,Kowloon,

I need your help on a bussiness financial dispute.

Thank you.

Mr.Shi Yu.
Chief Financial Officer

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