Real estate bad cheque scam using the name Soh Chong
Date First Reported: May 2014
Primary Name Associated: Soh Chong
Description of Potential Fraud:
An Ontario firm informed us they’ve been contacted by the purported Soh Chong with regards to what looks like a real estate bad cheque scam. For details of how this scam works see our Confirmed Fraud page. Our Fraud Fact Sheet lists the red flags of a bogus legal matter that is really a fraud.
Here is the email:
From: Soh Chong
Sent: Friday, May 9, 2014 4:42 AM
Reply To: [email protected]
I wish to acquire a real estate property. Kindly get back to me if you can
assist in this.
Replying to the email brought this response:
I am Soh Chong from South Korea,working with United Nation as senior administrative coordinator.I tried calling your number but could not get through to you and i guess is due to the time difference. My aim is to invest in your country considering the vast growing nature. But I need a trustworthy and reliable attorney to handle this investment since I will not be fully around due to my busy schedules with work and since is not easy for a foreigner to invest alone in your country due to internal policies.I want to invest on real estate, but your recommendation would be highly welcomed and appreciated. The funds I plan to invest is 1.5 million US Dollar. I will want a partnership with you,as an attorney, with experience on more profitable investment in your country. it will be my pleasure, if you will handle the investment because most time i will not be around,because of the nature of my job.You will be the one to handle and manage the investment on my behalf, with the help of my representative.Also I will buy your need a property now so it can serve as my residence each time I am on a visit in your country for relevant business activities and vacations.
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