Separation agreement scam by Diana Trailer
Date First Reported: July 2013
Primary Name Associated: Diana Trailer
Description of Potential Fraud:
An Ontario lawyer notified us that she was contacted by the purported Diana Trailer with regards to a to a collaborative family law agreement dispute. This is a fraud we have seen before under several other names and similar scenarios. 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: Diana Trailer [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 6:17 PM
Subject: Cunningham Swan Carty Little & Bonham LLP
My Name Is Diana Trailer. I wish to file an enforcement petition against my ex-spouse for breaching the court’s decree with regards to payment of property settlement. If you are available for such case Kindly Advise immediately.
Replying to the email brought this response:
Thank you for your prompt response. Currently am living in South Korea for an assignment.
My Husband and I had an out of court agreement (Settlement Agreement) for him to pay $1,038,500.00. He has paid me $186,000,00 but still owing $852,500.00.He is aware of my intention to seek legal actions. I will be pleased to provide further information on this matter on request that your firm will handle the case. I expect this to be a non-litigation matter. I have already advised him I am planning on retaining a firm
ADDRESS: RM 206,357 -33, SHINDANG – DONG, CHUNG -GU, SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
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