Date First Reported: June 2013

Primary Name Associated: Laurin Ichiro

Description of Potential Fraud:


Lawyers in Ontario, Florida and Georgia have notified us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Laurin Ichiro 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: Laurin Ichiro [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2013 10:33 AM
Subject: Legal Aid

Dear Counsel:
I wish to file a case against my ex-husband for failure to make court ordered payments of family settlement. If you handle such case, reply to: [email protected]
Laurin Ichiro

A lawyer who replied got this response:

Thank you so much for your prompt response to my inquiries,Lie you to know that there is no conflict of interest as far as this matter is concern.

Please note that I am living in Japan while my ex spouse Trump Ichiro lives Jacksonville, FL, however, our Marriage was dissolved in Japan, but my ex husband, relocated to the US and He is a citizen. We agreed under a payment of family settlement incorporated, merged into and made part of the court decree for a Settlement Total: $473,140,00. On the 23rd of November 2012, Trump made a part payment of $125,140.00 cent on the account of family support.Leaving a total balance of $340,600,00 cent on or before February 28th, 2013 which he since elapsed.

After all my individual effort all in vain ,I had to contact your firm to request your legal services to meditate on this and help reached a resolved conclusion on-behalf of the both us or to enforce the court order compelling him to remit balance owned to me. Please find a copy of the terms of Separation Agreement and Decree of Divorce attached.

Please quote me a fee on this and forward me a copy of your retainer agreement and if the terms are acceptable, I will sign so we can commence the process without delay.

Laurin Ichiro
My Cell+81345789544

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.

For more immediate updates on fraud and claims prevention, subscribe to the email or RSS feed updates from LAWPRO’s AvoidAClaim blog.

Fraud Fact Sheet More fraud prevention information and resources are available on the practicePRO Fraud page, including the Fraud Fact Sheet, a handy reference for lawyers and law firm staff that describes the common frauds and the red flags that can help identify them.