Date First Reported: February 2012

Primary Name Associated: Liu Liang

Description of Potential Fraud:


Two Ontario lawyers have told us they’ve received emails from the purported Liu (or Wu) Liang 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 the initial email:

From: Liu Liang [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: February 24, 2012 9:48 PM
Subject: Request for Legal Representation

Attention: Counsel
This is an official requisition for your legal consultation services on behalf
of San Wu Textile Company Ltd.We are based in Taiwan and our principal activity
is manufacturing cotton yarn,mixed spinning yarn, chemical fiber yarn, embryo
cloth, RTW clothes and knitwear. Other activities include constructing, leasing
and selling residential and commercial buildings and provision of investment
services. We are presently incapacitated due to international legal boundaries
to exert pressure on our delinquent customers in USA and we request for your
services accordingly.We got your contact information from the awyers 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. Please accept my
sincerest appreciation on behalf of San Wu Textile Company Ltd,in advance for
your willingness to render your services as we look forward to your prompt
response to our request. Please contact us via this email [email protected] .
Thank you.
Liu Liang ,Changhwa, Taiwan.

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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