Date First Reported: June 2013

Primary Name Associated: Shuzo Kaihori

Description of Potential Fraud:


An Ontario lawyer has notified us that he received an email from the purported Shuzo Kaihori looking to retain him with regards to a breach of a business loan agreement. This is similar 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 loan frauds.

Here is the initial email:

From: Shuzo Kaihori
Date: 06-04-2013 6:21 PM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Breach of Contract

—– Message from Shuzo Kaihori on Tue, 4 Jun 2013 18:21:33 -0400 —–
Subject: Breach of Contract

Good day, Please i need a business lawyer to help me in handling Debt collection. Kindly let me know if you can act for me or better still refer me to an expert lawyer who can help. I await your prompt response

Thank You,
Shuzo Kaihori

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