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Collaborative family law agreement collection scam by Beverly Kawashima targets US lawyers

Last week we did a post about an Ontario lawyer that exchanged emails with the purported Beverly Kawashima. From the calls and emails we received it now appears that several other Ontario lawyers have been contacted, as has a lawyer in Alberta. Also in response to that post, lawyers in California (two of them), Massachusetts,… Read More »

Categories: Divorce Settlement Fraud

Collaborative family law agreement collection scam by Beverly Kawashima [updated January 17]

In January 2011 an Ontario lawyer exchanged emails with the purported Beverly Kawashima. That conversation is reproduced below. The messages this fraudster sent are virtually identical to messages other lawyers have received recently on collaborative family law agreement scams from the purported Kathy Cheung and Peggy Higashi. Subsequent to our first post we have had… Read More »

Categories: Divorce Settlement Fraud

Bad cheque scam on real estate deal by Siam Rai

This post contains the amazing back-and-forth email exchange between a lawyer and a fraudster that occurred over the course of four weeks. (See the post on the Melissa Andersen fraud for another amazing back-and-forth email exchange between a fraudster and a lawyer.) This is an example of a bad cheque on a real estate deal… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate Fraud


Collaborative family law agreement collection scam by Vera Ho

Over the last four weeks several Ontario lawyers have reported receiving the message reproduced below from the purported Vera Ho. The reply to address is different from the sender address (a red flag): [email protected] This message is identical (excepting the subject line) to the initial contact message other lawyers have received recently from the purported… Read More »

Categories: Divorce Settlement Fraud

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