Date First Reported: June 2013

Primary Name Associated: Kawasan Osaki

Description of Potential Fraud:


An Alberta lawyer notified us that he received an email from the purported Kawasan Osaki of Teach-Center Corp with regards to a commercial debt collection 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: Kawasan TechCenter [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 8:55 AM
Subject: Litigation

Dear Sir,

We have debt collection matter in your State. We are Industrial Machines Manufacturing Company based in Malaysia.
We are looking for a lawyer firm that will represent our company on Debt collection matter. As soon as we get your reply to this mail that you will like to handle this matter on our behalf, we can forward to attention our debtor information for conflict check.


kawasan Osaki (Mrs)

Account Manager
Teach-Centre Corp
Industrial Bdr Sultan Suleiman,
42000 Pelabuhan Klang,
Selangor Malaysia
Tell: (601)-62947615
Email: [email protected]

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