Debt collection scam by Lobo Lau
Date First Reported: February 2012
Primary Name Associated: Lobo Lau
Description of Potential Fraud:
Two Ontario lawyers notified us that they received an email from the purported Lobo Lau looking to retain them with regards to collecting on a breach of contract. This is similar in wording to other frauds of this kind we have seen. For a full description of how this fraud works and to see other names attached to it, see our Confirmed Fraud page that deals with business load frauds.
Here is an example of the email:
From: Mr. Lobo Lau [email protected]
Date: Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 4:07 PM
Subject: Review My Case
To: lawyer name
Good Day Attorney,
I will like you to review a (Breach Of `Contract Matter) in your county that I will like your firm to handle for me. It is important we hear from you as soon as possible so we can decide on what to do. If you have any questions or concern do not hesitate to contact me.
Mr. Lobo Lau
Latitude Ltd-Hong Kong
7/F., Southeast Industrial
Building, 611-619 Castle
Peak Road, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong
852 2410 2907
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].
If you suspect you are acting on a matter that might be a fraud, call LAWPRO at 1-800-410-1013 (416-598-5899). We will talk you through the common fraud scenarios we are seeing and help you spot red flags that may indicate you are being duped. This will help you ask appropriate questions of your client to determine if the matter is legitimate or not. If the matter you are acting on turns out to be a fraud and there is a potential claim, we will work with you to prevent the fraud and minimize potential claims costs.
If you have been successfully duped, please immediately notify LAWPRO as there may be a claim against you.
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