Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Divorce Settlement for Johnson

From: suan johnson
Subject: Divorce Settlement
Date: January 17, 2010 7:05:18 PM PST
To: susan.johnson34@sify.com

Dear Counsel,

My name is Susan Johnson,
I am a contacting your firm in regards to a divorce settlement with my ex-husband
(Mark Johnson) who resides in your jurisdiction. I recently got a teaching job with a 2 year teaching contract in china so I am out of the country for now.
we had an out of court, Agreement (Collaborative Law Agreement) for him to pay $468,450.59 plus legal fees, He has only paid me $44,000 since, I have tried several attempts to collect the balance from him and he seems not to be coming through, my former attorney recently retired so I an seeking your firm to assistance in collecting the balance from him. He has agreed already to pay me the balance but It is my belief that Law firm like yours is needed to help me collect payment from my ex-husband or litigate this matter if he fails to pay as promised. Here is my email address you can reach me at: susan.johnson@astonedu.net

Sincerely,
Susan Johnson.

80 comments:

  1. Ì received this one at Wednesday June, 16:

    Dear Counsel,

    I am Sharon Lee, presently studying in my home country Hong Kong. I was married to Mr. Donald Lee but separated. Now, am contacting your law firm in regards to a divorce settlement with my ex-husband who is from your jurisdiction. Now, we had an out of court agreement for him to pay me the sum of €495,850.00 Euro plus legal fees.

    But unfortunately he has only paid me €55,000 Euro since then. I am hereby seeking your law firm to represent me in collecting the balance from him. Since he has now agreed to pay me the balance but, it is my belief that a Law firm like yours is needed to help me collect this payment from my ex-husband or litigate this matter if he fails to pay as promised.

    Sincerely
    Ms.Sharon Lee.

    Looks like a bouncing check scheme.

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  2. I received this one today, 8/26/2010:

    My name is Peggy Higashi. I am contacting your firm in regards to a divorce settlement with
    my ex-husband Landscott Higashi who resides in your jurisdiction.

    I am currently on assignment in S.Korea. We had an out of court agreement (Collaborative
    Law Agreement) for him to pay $648,450.00 plus legal fees. He has only paid me $148,000 since.

    I am hereby seeking your firm`s assistance in collecting the balance from him or litigate this
    matter if he fails to pay as promised because He has delayed for too long. If you are in the
    position to represent me at the moment kindly advice immediately

    Your's truly,

    Peggy Higashi.

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  3. I received this one Friday, August 3, 2010 . . .

    "Currently am living in South Korea for an assignment and Landscott Higashi live in NY. I tried calling a couple of times and with the time difference(+13hrs EST) it is a little bit difficult to gauge the best time to reach you vice verse.

    We agreed under this Collaborative Law Agreement for a one time cash settlement of $648,450.00 usd to his credit,he has paid me $148,000.00 usd but still owing $500,450.00 usd. He is aware of my intention to seek legal actions.

    I expect this to be a non-litigation matter.I have already advised him I am planning on retaining your firm. If possible please send me a retainer agreement so that we can proceed. Also send me the payment information of your firm just in case my ex-husband wants to make the full payment he owes me without further delays or possible litigation.

    Please find attached.

    Regards,
    Peggy Higashi"

    Apparently, she wants your company account number to "wire money" into it. The husband seems to be compliant with everything, I guess that is why she needs a lawyer.

    The documents are faked. No notary appears on the documents. Words such as "judgment" are misspelled.

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  4. This is a scan. Mr. Higashi sent me a cashier's check for $289,500. The check was a fake. I am turning over what I have to the US Attorney's Office.

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  5. I too heard from Peggy Higashi today. She must have husbands in every jurisdiction!

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  6. I heard from Peggy Higashi on Sept. 3 about a Japanese judgment, all in English!

    My name is Peggy Higashi. I am contacting your firm in regards to a divorce settlement with my ex-husband Landscott Higashi who resides in your jurisdiction.

    I am currently on assignment in S.Korea. We had an out of court agreement (Collaborative Law Agreement) for him to pay $648,450.00 plus legal fees. He has only paid me $148,000 since.

    I am hereby seeking your firm`s assistance in collecting the balance from him or litigate this matter if he fails to pay as promised because He has delayed for too long. If you are in the position to represent me at the moment kindly advice immediately

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  7. Today I received from Peggy Higashi a one page Settlement Agreement for $648,500 apparently written by what would have to be an incompetent collaborative law attorney who can't even spell his own name.

    Sorry Peggy, at least have someone with a brain help you with the next scam.

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  8. She try to con me too and sent me a phony cashiers check i am turning it over to the feds

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  9. I got this email this evening:

    Dear Counsel,

    My name is Mrs Peggy Higashi. I was married to my ex husband Landscott Higashi (who lives in your jurisdiction)for 7 yrs and in August 2009, We mutually agreed under a Collaborative Participation Law Agreement to go our separate ways. Newberg had agreed to pay me $648,450.00 under terms of the agreement so that I can settle down and to his credit; he has paid me $148,000.00 but with an outstanding balance of $500,450.00.I am hereby seeking your legal assistance in collecting the balance or helping me enforce the agreement, and have him honor the agreement inentirety.

    I will be providing further information upon your request. I believe that one of the reasons he has refused to pay is because I have re-married. I understand remarried does not automatically void the agreement. Prior to our separation due to irreconcilable differences, we were married for 23yrs of which by his instruction, I was a full time house wife to carter for our four children. Please get back to me if this is a case you can undertake. Let me know if you require consultation fee before you advice or look at the evidence, I am hereby seeking your firm to assist in collecting. the balance from him. He has agreed already to pay me the balance but it is my belief that a Law firm like yours is needed to help me collect payment from my ex-husband or litigate this matter if he fails to pay as promised.

    Peggy Higashi
    Email: peggyhigashi27@gmail.com
    Address: RM 206,357 -33,
    SHINDANG - DONG, CHUNG -GU, SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA

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  10. Peggy must be having some success, she/he continues to solicit attorneys this is the follow-up letter

    I thank you for your prompt response. Currently am living in South Korea for an assignment and Landscott Higashi my ex-husband lives in <>, Indiana. We agreed under this Collaborative Law Agreement attached to this mail for a one time cash settlement of $648,450.00 USD to his credit, he has paid me $148,000.00 USD but still owing $500,450.00 USD. He is aware of my intention to seek legal actions. I will be pleased to provide further information on this matter on request. He owe a Car Dealing Company.



    I expect this to be a non-litigation matter. I have already advised him I am planning on retaining your firm. If possible please send me a retainer agreement so that we can proceed. Also send me the payment information of your firm just in case my ex-husband wants to make the full payment he owes payment without further delays or possible litigation. Thank you and have a pleasant day.

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  11. This was posted Tuesday September 14 2010. I did not respond:

    My name is Peggy Higashi. I am contacting your firm in regards to a divorce
    settlement with my ex husband Landscott Higashi who resides in Washington.

    I am currently on assignment in S.Korea. We had an out of court agreement
    (Collaborative Law Agreement) for him to pay $648,450.00 plus legal fees. He has
    only paid me $148,000 since.

    I am hereby seeking your firm`s assistance in collecting the balance from him or
    litigate this matter if he fails to pay as promised because He has delayed for
    too long.If you are in the position to represent me at the moment kindly advice
    immediately

    Your's truly,

    Peggy Higashi

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  12. Thanks for this page. A quick google of the odd name Landscott Higashi and voila, a scam!

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  13. We received two this past week, one even followed up to inquiries with a Collaborative Agreement attached.

    Good Day Counsel ,

    My name is Pamela J. Lee, I am contacting your firm in regards to making a
    collection in relation to a divorce settlement initiated in March 2008
    withmy ex husband Robert Freeland in your jurisdiction. We mutually
    agreed under a Collaborative Participation Law Agreement to go our
    separate ways after 22 Years of marriage. Robert had agreed to pay me
    $681,500.00 under terms of the agreement so that I can settle down and
    to his credit he has paid me $54,000.00 but with a balance of $627,500.00.

    I am currently visiting my husband in Tokyo for 12 weeks and I am seeking
    your legal assistance in sealing the agreement and making collection. I
    willbe providing further information upon your request; I understand that
    being remarried does not void the agreement? Prior to our separation due to
    irreconcilable differences, I was a good house wife catering for our two
    children.

    Please get back to me if this is a case you can undertake. He has agreed
    to pay me the balance and act courteously and in good faith, but it is my
    belief that a Law firm like yours is needed to help me make collection or
    litigate the matter if he fails to pay as promised. I look forward to your
    response, thank you.

    Pamela Lee.



    As well as:

    My name is Peggy Higashi. I am contacting your firm in regards to a divorce
    settlement with my ex husband Landscott Higashi who resides in your
    jurisdiction.
    I am hereby seeking your firm`s assistance in collecting the balance from him.
    Peggy Higashi

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  14. WE HAVE RECEIVED THIS SPAM:


    de Peggy Higashi.
    responder a peggyhigashi@aol.com

    fecha 26 de septiembre de 2010 12:09

    asunto Your Legal Advice

    enviado por cox.net

    ocultar detalles 12:09 (1 hora antes)


    Good Day Counsel, I am Peggy Higashi contacting your humble and reputable firm for legal advice over a settlement agreement between my ex and I who lives in your jurisdiction.

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  15. I received the Peggy Higashi one too. Looked fishy so I googled her and found this website!

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  16. Just received a version of this same scam with "Julie Newberg" as the potential client. Thanks to all for posting these!

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  17. Dear Counsel,

    My name is Ms JULIE NEWBERG. I was married to my ex husband Michael Newberg(who lives in your jurisdiction)for 7 yrs and in July 2009, We mutually agreed under a Collaborative Participation Law Agreement to go our separate ways. Newberg had agreed to pay me $914,000.00 under terms of the agreement so that I can settle down and to his credit; he has paid me $104,000.00 but with an outstanding balance of $810,000.00.I am hereby seeking your legal assistance in collecting the balance or helping me enforce the agreement, and have him honor the agreement inentirety. I will be providing further information upon your request. I believe that one of the reasons he has refused to pay is because I have re-married. I understand that been remarried does not automatically void the agreement. Prior to our separation due to irreconcilable differences, we were married for 23yrs of which by his instruction, I was a full time house wife to carter for our four children. Please get back to me if this is a case you can undertake. Let me know if you require consultation fee before you advice or look at the evidence, I am hereby seeking your firm to assist in collecting. the balance from him. He has agreed already to pay me the balance but it is my belief that a Law firm like yours is needed to help me collect payment from my ex-husband or litigate this matter if he fails to pay as promised.I look forward to your prompt response via: julienewberg@japan-mail.com

    Sincerely,

    JULIE

    CHOKO BOVEKI LTD
    Address:4 FLOOR, 2-12-23 MINAMI AZABU MINATO-KU,TOKYO JAPAN
    Tel: 81-3458-01740

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    1. They went as far as to send us a bogus check $100,000 from BOA. We called BOA and they laughed as the criminals are not even smart enough to use a real account number.

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  18. Dear Counsel,

    My name is Ms Pamela Lee . I was married to my ex husband Robert Freeland (who lives in your jurisdiction)for 23 yrs and in July 2009, We mutually agreed under a Collaborative Participation Law Agreement to go our separate ways. Freeland had agreed to pay me $735,500.00 under terms of the agreement so that I can settle down and to his credit; he has paid me $54,000.00 but with an outstanding balance of $548,000.00.I am hereby seeking your legal assistance in collecting the balance or to help me enforce the agreement and have him honor the agreement in it entirety.

    I will be providing further information upon your request. I believe that one of the reasons he has refused to pay is because I have re-married.Though i understand that being remarried does not automatically void the agreement. Prior to our separation, we were married for 23yrs of which by his instruction, I was a full time house wife to look after our four children. Please get back to me if this is a case you can undertake. Let me know if you require consultation fee before you advice or look at the evidence, I am hereby seeking your firm assisttance in collecting the balance from him. He has agreed already to pay me the balance but it is my belief that a Law firm like yours is needed to help me collect payment from my ex-husband or to embark on litigation over this matter if he fails to pay as promised.


    Sincerely,
    Pamela Lee

    Address: No.72 Xianshi Industrial Zone Chendai Jinjiang ,
    Fujian, Jinjiang,
    Fujian, China
    pamelalee1625@yahoo.co.uk
    Telephone: 86-0595-85087001

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  19. I received the same letter from Peggy Higashi about an hour ago. It sounded like a scam, so I googled her name and this blog popped up. I'm not surprised!

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  20. I answered Peggy Higashi's query. I have recovered all of her funds and retained my 33.33% fee and am now living in happy retirement with my 26 year old Nigerian princess living large on the interest of her royal family's billions.

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  21. Hey, other anonymous! That's MY Nigerian princess and MY interest on her billions. SHE PROMISED!

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  22. I just got one of these emails. The lady even called my office. She is claiming to be in Hong Kong. She also sent me written collaborative agreements. I asked for a retainer and she said "Money was no problem."

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  23. She is now using the name Beverly Kawashima and her husband is Mackenzie Kawashima

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  24. Got this email today...

    Dear Counsel,

    My name is Beverly Kawashima. I am contacting your firm in regards to a divorce settlement with my ex husband Mackenzie Kawashima who resides in your jurisdiction. I am hereby seeking your firm`s assistance in collecting the balance from him.

    Your's truly,
    Beverly Kawashima

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  25. Is there any legitimate way to scam her? Generally, scam artists are the most vulnerable to scams, curiously. Their greed overcomes them.

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  26. I got the same letter. Began to try to help her and told her i'd transfer no funds from trust until the mysterious "check" cleared. It arrived and I called my bank: its bogus: I've called the cops. Almost taken in but not quite! Thank God!

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  27. Peggy wrote me, too! She must also have an ex-husband in my jurisdiction as well. Dang, he must be easy to track down. I mean, come on ... How many Landscott Higashis can one expect to run across in Wyoming?

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  28. Got this one the other day!! Thanks for keeping us all updated!!!

    Name: Peggy Higashi

    Phone: 3432119000


    Case Info: Dear Counsel,

    My name is Peggy Higashi. I am contacting your firm in regards to a divorce settlement with my ex husband Landscott Higashi who resides in your jurisdiction.

    I am currently on assignment in S.Korea. We had an out of court agreement (Collaborative Law Agreement) for him to pay $648,450.00 plus legal fees. He has only paid me $148,000 since.

    I am hereby seeking your firm`s assistance in collecting the balance from him.
    He has agreed already to pay me the balance but it is my belief that a Law firm like yours is needed to help me collect/enforce payment from my ex-husband or litigate this matter if he fails to pay as promised. Please email me through this email;mshigashi@mail.bg

    Your's truly,
    Peggy Higashi

    How did you hear: Friend or Relative

    Submit: Submit

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  29. My name is Ms. Beverly Kawashima. I am contacting your firm in regards to a divorce settlement with my ex husband Mackenzie Kawashima who resides in your jurisdiction. If you are interested in my case, Please contact me via email and I shall furnish you with detailed information.

    Ms. Beverly Kawashima

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  30. I just got an email from Ms. Beverly Kawashima.

    I searched for the name on Google and found this website...

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  31. I just got this from "Beverly." Thanks for posting.

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  32. Me too!! LOL She's one busy lady. No one could possibly have a college degree and a JD and fall for this utter and total bullshit. It's amusing though--I like to email her back and promise the moon and stars and waste her time. If you feel like amusing yourself, www.419baiter.com is a great site to learn the best way to bait them and scam them along--if you have some spare time and you want to mess with them. The best reverse scam is one from a guy who actually got two Nigerians to travel across the most dangerous place in the world and they were arrested by some junta leader--it's a hoot to read.

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  33. Got this one today:

    Dear Counsel,

    My name is Ms BEVERLY KAWASHIMA. I am contacting your firm in regards to a divorce settlement with my ex husband MACKENZIE KAWASHIMA who resides in your jurisdiction.

    I am currently on assignment in S.Korea. We had an out of court agreement (Collaborative Law Agreement) for him to pay $950,500.00 plus legal fees. He has only paid me $251,500.00 since.

    I am hereby seeking your firm`s assistance in collecting the balance from him.

    He has agreed already to pay me the balance but it is my belief that a Law firm like yours is needed to help me collect/enforce payment from my ex-husband or litigate this matter if he fails to pay as promised.

    Your's truly,
    Beverly Kawashima

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  34. I have a few of her emails and a bogus certified check. I have her believing I sent the money and it has already been cashed out of the account. Maybe I can get her to turn on her partner, who sent me the check from Ontario. Beverly claims to be in Japan, but her IP address is from Nigeria. What a surprise.

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  35. Got one from "Zaira Hoshiko" ... her husband Allen Hoshiko is one deadbeat guy!

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  36. I got her e-mail, responded just in case, and so she could see the disclaimer on my outgoing e-mail that explains that e-mail contact does not create a lawyer-client relationship and I do not work until I get paid. I've just switched practice jurisdictions after a cross-country move, so I'm being particularly careful not to let people think they're talking to me on a case that needs quick action if it's in a jurisdiction I am not physically located in any longer.

    The one I got from kawashima, not that it matters, she changes names probably as soon as her most recent name comes up on scam websites. A real lawyer would not fall for this, as most of us have advised people who were taken in some manner by the Nigerian scam and this is almost the same. Maybe she needs to start targetting people engaged in the unlicensed practice of law, who are not likely to realize that they're being scammed becuase their mind is occupied in trying to scam $$ out of our potential clients by giving them bad advice, etc.

    But rather than send her to victimize those who victimize others, I like the idea of scamming her or catching her partner. Good luck. With the new practice, though, I just don't have enough free time to join the effort, follow up enough to make it worthwhile.

    Oh yeah, she claims to live in Korea while her ex is in the U.S., (one of the states I practice in), and the decree she sends purports to be from Japan, with no Japanese characters at all, no cert that it's a translation, and I'm not willing to do the research to figure out whether the formalities are acceptable in Japan, but they would not be here.

    The collaborative law agreement she has sent looks like the initial collaborative participation agreement in all respects except one, there has been a clause added at the end of the statement of rights and obligations, that adds an actual money settlement. Otherwise, it's along the lines of an agreement to enter into collaboration rather than a final settlement agreement.

    They have clearly obtained a representation agremeent form from a collaboration practice, but they added their claimed settlement to a paragraph to try to suggest that it's the settlement.

    Interesting, but I don't know that we'll ever be able to keep ahead of her as she switches names to make whatever she's currently using, google-able. We just have to trust that no lawyer who has a clue would fall for it.

    With luck, she'll start targetting scam artist unlicensed practitioners, who might be more gullible.

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  37. FYI- Beverly Kawa-bullshit now has a husband in my jurisdiction (Maryland) as well and contacted via AVVO.

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  38. Zaira wants her $$$ - hubby's in Ohio!

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  39. I got one too, this time with a different name.

    My name is Zaira Hoshiko. I am contacting your firm in regards to a divorce settlement with my ex husband Allen Hoshiko who resides in your jurisdiction
    I am currently on assignment in South Korea. We had an out of court agreement (Collaborative Law Agreement) for him to pay $950,500.00 plus legal fees. He has only paid me $251,500.00 since.
    I am hereby seeking your firm`s assistance in collecting the balance from him or litigate this matter if he fails to pay as promised because He has delayed for too long. If you are in the position to represent me at the moment kindly advice immediately.
    Your's truly,
    Zaira Hoshiko
    Shindang- Dong Chung, Seoul
    South Korea
    0082-31-656 7883

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  40. This is a response I received from "Beverly." The docs she provided just LOOK fake, and the numbers in the agreement don't match the numbers in her e-mail. WEAK!

    Dear Attorney,

    Thank you for your prompt response,Currently am living in south korea
    for an assignment. Here is resident address : RM 206,357 -33, SHINDANG
    - DONG, CHUNG-GU,SEOUL,SOUTH KOREA. TEL: +86-595-8508701. I have
    attached all the necessary documents given to you is what I can offer
    for now including MY INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT.We agreed under this
    Collaborative Law Agreement for a one time cash settlement of
    $750,500.00 usd to his credit, he has paid me $251,500.00 usd. He is
    aware of my intention to seek legal actions. I will be pleased to
    provide further information on this matter on request.

    once I receive a standard retainer from your firm, I will go through
    the agreement and I will get back to you within the next couples of
    days,You are to fax or sent it via email. And if I am satisfied with
    what ever I see, I will provide you with more documentations or copy
    of divorce regarding Mr.Mackenzie Kawashima and I, also give your
    firm a call at my earliest convenience,Mr Kawashima lives in 1704 E
    Coeur d'Alene Ave. Idaho 83854

    Also send me the payment information of your firm just in case my
    ex-husband wants to make the full payment he owes payment without
    further delays or possible litigation. Thank you and have a pleasant
    day.

    I await your urgent reply.

    Regards,
    Beverly Kawashima.

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  41. I got one too - as follows:

    Dear Counsel

    My name is Zaira Hoshiko. I am contacting your firm in regards to a divorce settlement with my ex husband Allen Hoshiko who resides in your jurisdiction

    I am currently on assignment in South Korea. We had an out of court agreement (Collaborative Law Agreement) for him to pay $950,500.00 plus legal fees. He has only paid me $251,500.00 since.

    I am hereby seeking your firm`s assistance in collecting the balance from him or litigate this matter if he fails to pay as promised because He has delayed for too long. If you are in the position to represent me at the moment kindly advice immediately.

    Your's Truly,
    Zaira Hoshiko.

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  42. Our firm received this one on 3/23/11 from hm1209@yahoo.com.hk

    In need for your legal representation.

    My name is Rika Takahashi I am soliciting for your legal representation and consultation against the divorce settlement with my ex-husband (Landscott Takahashi) who resides in your county. I will be providing further information upon your request.Can you represent me legally in USA and Can your law firm help me out?

    Your's truly,
    Rika Takahashi
    rikaashi@msnzone.cn

    ----------------
    The "husband" sent us a cashier's check drawn on Citi-Bank for $189,600. We took it to the bank and had them run it against the routing numbers. Thankfully we had a really sharp teller. The check was fraudulent.

    We exchanged emails for about a week and received several scratchy phone calls. I ran a trace on the email addresses and the first contact came from Beijing, China; the subsequent emails from Nigeria; and the Check came from Canada. Very international.

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  43. Scam still alive and well under the name Beverly Kawashima (husband Mackenzie, as above). Husband now resides in California apparently. This guy gets around, no wonder she can't get her money!

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  44. Now her ex-husband is apparently in Missouri. Just got the Kawashima scam email today and googled her name to try to get info. Thanks for posting this.

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  45. I am attorney in Powell, Ohio. I received the exact same emails this week from Zaira Hoshiko from South Korea. She attached the Collaborative Law Agreement. She even attached a passport that looks real.

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  46. Changed her name to Beverly:

    "I am contacting you for settlement agreement between me and my ex. I need your counsel for litigation,collection or enforcement of this agreement. Kindly get back to me via kawashimabeverly@yahoo.com.hk"

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  47. I received an email from Ms. Beverly two days after a friend said she was refering a post dissolution client to me. I naturally believed this was the referral so I sent an email response requesting clarification and copies of any court order for which enforcement is desired. She quickly responded with what purported to be a Japanese divorce decree and a very unsophisticated settlement agreement wherein she was to receive nearly one million dollars.

    I was amazed that everything was in english yet so informal. I was also amazed to see her Japanese ex's first name was MacKenzie, the name of a river local to my area. I googled the names and here I am.

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  48. I received one too...from Elizabeth Nakamura, and sent a copy of her passport and divorce agreement as PDF attachments. The email reads:

    Currently am living in South Korea for an assignment and Collins Nakamura lives in your city. I tried calling a couple of times and with the time difference(+13hrs EST) it is a little bit difficult to gauge the best time to reach you vice verse. We agreed under a Collaborative Law Agreement attached to this mail for a one time cash settlement of $950,500.00 usd. To his credit, he has paid me $251,500.00 usd but still owing $699,000.00 usd. He is aware of my intention to seek legal actions. I will be pleased to provide further information on this matter on request. I expect this to be a non-litigation matter. I have already advised him I am planning on retaining your firm. If possible please send me a retainer agreement so that we can proceed. Thank you and have a pleasant day.

    Regards,

    Elizabeth Nakamura

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  49. I received via email the same request for represenation by Beverly Kawashima, ex-husband, MacKenzie Kawashima.

    No funds transferred from my trust account and my bank discovered counterfeit cashier's check for $350,000.

    I contacted the local FBI office and was referred to www.ic3.gov to file a formal complaint.

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  50. I received this same e-mail on May 5 as well from Elizabeth Nakamura. Spokane Washington

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  51. We receive these all the time. Did correspond back and forth with Beverly and received her passport and collaborative law agreement.

    Received this short but sweet email today:

    Dear Counsel,

    I am contacting your firm in regards to a divorce settlement with my ex husband
    Collins Nakamura who resides in your jurisdiction.

    Your's truly,

    Elizabeth Nakamura

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  52. Received check for $297,200 from Ontario Canada. I already knew it was a fraud. It was drawn on Chase Bank. I delivered the check, verified it was fraud. Chase requests that if you receive any checks please immediately deliver the checks and all information to them for their investigation.

    I was also sent an e-mail to my email address but with a salutation for an attorney in Arizona. I contacted that attorney and discovered that he had also received a check yesterday. Also drawn on Chase Bank. Same names of the parties as what I received.

    Spokane, Washington.

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  53. Now she's in the Greater Pittsburgh Area, attaching a pasport and documents that purport to be agreements:
    Currently am living in South Korea for an assignment and Collins Nakamura lives in Allison Park, Pa.I tried calling a couple of times and with the time difference(+13hrs EST) it is a little bit difficult to gauge the best time to reach you vice verse. We agreed under this Collaborative Law Agreement attached to this mail for a one time cash settlement of $950,500.00 usd to his credit, he has paid me $251,500.00 usd but still owing $699,000.00 usd. He is aware of my intention to seek legal actions. I will be pleased to provide further information on this matter on request. I expect this to be a non-litigation matter. I have already advised him I am planning on retaining your firm. If possible please send me a retainer agre
    Also send me the payment information of your firm just in case my ex-husband wants to make the full payment he owes without further delays or possible litigation. Thank you and have a pleasant day.
    Regards,
    Elizabeth Nakamura
    ADDRESS: RM 705, Hannam BLDG 737-37, Hannam-Dong, Yongsan-Gu, Seoul, Korea.

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  54. Having corresponded via email with Elizabeth Nakamura, I have received the suspicious legal documents and the passport photocopy. This morning I received what appeared to be a Chase cashier's check for $296,500, remitter listed as Collins Nakamura. However, the sender of the Fed-Ex package was a Christina Spina, NXUW Corp, 3525 Yongo Street, Suite 1001, North York, ON N15B 151.

    My thought was that this is some sort of money laundering scheme because the check arrived very swiftly and Elizabeth Nakamura seemed eager for everything to flow through my firm's trust account. I turned the check over to my bank's Fraud Department.

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  55. I just received an e-mail from Peggy Higashi asking for assistance in enforcing her settlement agreement with spouse Landscott.
    I spent about ten minutes searching the net before finding this site, that confirmed my suspicion that she is a scam artist.

    Charlie -

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  56. I received this email from "Elizabeth Nakamura" and thought I'd see what it was about, though I was suspicious that she did not mention my name or my "jurisdiction" (although she said her ex lived in it). So I sent a friendly, non-committal response, asking her to send a copy of the marital settlement agreement. The six-figure settlement amount sent off warning bells, as did her husband's first name Collins, which would be an odd first name in the US, and certainly bizarre in Japan. From then on it was downhill. I'd just as soon tell her a conflicts check revealed that her husband had consulted us about the divorce back in 2009 and we'd be conflicted out. I'd rather no lawyers try to scam them back, as all our office addresses are public record through the Bar Associations, and these scam artists have been known to get physically violent. Just spread the word about this scam. I'd hate to see anyone get taken in, though I suspect no one fresh out of law school would ever send out funds before a check cleared, certified or not.

    David

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  57. Dear Attorney, My name is Elizabeth Nakamura. I am contacting your firm in regards to enforcement/collection or possible litigation of divorce settlement with my ex husband Collins Nakamura who resides in your jurisdiction. If you are in the position to represent me at the moment kindly advice immediately. Your's truly, Elizabeth Nakamura

    Elizabeth Nakamura
    elizabethnakamura53@yahoo.com

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  58. Hope obviously springs eternal. Our office received the come-on letter from Elizabeth but the e-mail address has been closed. I guess we are lucky to have been dumped before even getting started.

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  59. We have received the same scam here in Austin, Texas - Under the name Christine Andreasson.

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  60. Elizabeth Nakamura is back up at elizabethnakamura@btinternet.com.

    Just got her desperate plea today -- for a $950,000 judgment. WOOHOO!!!

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  61. I'm expecting the ex's "check" to arrive any day.

    Car dealers got wise to this kind of scheme a long time ago. They hold on to the title paperwork for the vehicle that you are buying for at least 10 to 14 business days to allow your check time to clear. Vehicle purchases when someone brings with a cashier's check on the morning of Dec. 24th for the list price, without attempting to conduct any negotiations, are especially suspicious.

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  62. Received this in Moscow,ID under the name Elizabeth Nakamura.

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  63. Today's e-mail brought a new name trying to collect the elusive divorce judgment. Anyone
    ever heard of Chengmin Lian?

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  64. Got this in New Mexico. Just sharing the love.


    Dear Counsel,
    I am contacting your firm in regards to a divorce settlement with my
    ex husband Collins Nakamura who resides in your jurisdiction.if
    you can represent me at the moment kindly advice immediately.

    Your's truly,
    Elizabeth Nakamura.

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  65. My name is Pamela J. Lee, I am contacting your firm in regards to making
    a collection in relation to a divorce settlement initiated in March 2008
    withmy ex husband Robert Freeland in your jurisdiction. We mutually
    agreed under a Collaborative Participation Law Agreement to go our
    separate ways after 22 Years of marriage. Robert had agreed to pay me
    $681,500.00 under terms of the agreement so that I can settle down and
    to his credit he has paid me $54,000.00 but with a balance of $627,500.00.

    I am currently visiting my husband in Tokyo for 12 weeks and I am
    seeking your legal assistance in sealing the agreement and making collection. I
    will be providing further information upon your request; I understand
    that being remarried does not void the agreement? Prior to our separation due
    to irreconcilable differences, I was a good house wife catering for our two
    children.

    Please get back to me if this is a case you can undertake. He has agreed
    to pay me the balance and act courteously and in good faith, but it is
    my belief that a Law firm like yours is needed to help me make collection
    or litigate the matter if he fails to pay as promised. I look forward to
    your response.

    Thank you.

    Pamela Lee.

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  66. I have been contacted by these scammers four times. Is there any way to block their emails?

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  67. Now it looks like she is going the by name Beverly Yamazaki although she still uses Mackenzie Kawashima as her husband's name. Irritating I know.

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  68. I received the following email:

    Dear Counsel,

    I am Mrs. NaoKi O.Yamada and Please I need your legal assistance in respect to a breach of agreement in a divorce settlement case between me and my ex-husband, who resides in your jurisdiction.
    Kindly reply me today for further information on this case.

    Sincerely,

    Mrs.NaoKi O.Yamada
    260 Xizang Road Central
    Tokyo Tokyo Japan

    My reply was followed with this:

    Dear Counsel,

    Thank you for your message. I am a Japanese citizen and my residential address is at 260 Xizang Road CentralTokyo, Japan.My ex-husband (Mr.Takashi Yamada) and I, a few years ago had a divorce settlement case.After several deliberations, we both agreed for an out of court settlement with a collaborative law agreement for him to pay US$630,500.00 plus legal fees to me and my children but he only paid me US$150,000 before relocating back to your country. Ever since, I have tried my best to persuade him to pay the balance amount and it is now apparent that I will have to take legal action against him with the help of a law firm like yours to help me retrieve or enforce this US$480,500.00 balance payment from my ex-husband or litigate this matter accordingly in a law court in your country for a breach of agreement, if he fails to pay as promised within the next few days since he is within your jurisdiction and presently a citizen of your country. Kindly send me all that you require to pursue this case, a retainer agreement with your firm and your legal charges.

    Sincerely,

    Mrs. Naoki O. Yamada

    I became suspicious of the email today after discovering that 260 Xizang Road is in Shanghai rather than Tokyo. And Naoki is a male name in Japanese.

    This blog has confirmed my suspicions of the email being a scam - so thank you guys.

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  69. Hi, thanks for this. I'm an Italian lawyer also have been contacted by NaoKi O. Yamada, and she even sent me a copy of her passport and a divorce settlement agreement. But I was suspicious for some reasons (e.g. one of her e-mails came from a Spanish address, she always mentioned "your jurisdiction" and not Italy, etc.). Your blog confirmed my suspects! Thanks again for saving me time....

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  70. yeah now she's NaoKi Yamada..same story..

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  71. Good morning, I´m a Venezuelan Lawyer targeted this week as well by the said called Beverly Kawashima. It is an obvious Scam but I wish to comprehend what would they gain?

    Many thanks,

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  72. It appears that Zaira Hoshiko is back at it. I played along with her for a while and received a cashier's check from Allen Hoshiko for $480,000 sent from Ontario by UPS. The remainder is on the way! She has the same passport number as all of the other women.

    I am in Houston Texas

    I thank you for your prompt response. Currently am living in South Korea for an assignment ,it is a little bit difficult to gauge the best time to reach you vice verse. My ex-husband (Mr Allen) and I agreed under this Collaborative Law Agreement for a one time
    cash settlement settlement of $950,500.00 usd to his credit, he has paid me $251,500.00 usd but still owing $699,000.00 usd.The divorce took place in Japan but now My ex-husband who is
    currently in USA and i am in Japan working ,and i have told him of my intentions to seek legal actions if he doesn't cooperate as promised. I
    will be pleased to provide further information on this matter on request. I expect this to be a non-litigation matter. I have already advised him I am planning on retaining your firm in USA,Since he resides in USA at the moment. he is a very stubborn man...and he like
    to play with my feelings ,he justs wants me to suffer..i do not know what i have done to him .he thinks i am unattractive after giving birth to 2 children for him ..Men !!!! He seeked for this divorce and now he doesnot want to settle
    me...
    i wil want your legal representation in USA first,then also representing me on this matter and also send him a notice to comply with our agreement.If possible please send me a retainer agreement so that you can help me . Thank you and have a pleasant day.
    I too had agreed to the terms of the agreement which is well within what Mr.Allen Hoshiko can pay conveniently because I didn’t want the troubles of a long trial and so that we could part ways in the best
    way for all it was worth.
    However Allen Hoshiko is been economical with the truth claiming a failed investment set him back financially. I however have information that this is not the case. I will be pleased if we could settle this without the troubles of litigation and have advised my ex-husband that I am already in the
    process of retaining your services to achieve a final closure of this over-delayed payments.

    Also let me know if you have read the attachment documents along with this email.Pls i am waiting to hear from you so i can send you collaborative agreement so i can know if you are willing to help me

    God bless you
    Zaira Hoshiko
    Address: 2 FLOOR, 2-12-5 MINAMI AZABU MINATO-KU,TOKYO JAPAN
    Tel: 81-3438-01720

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  73. Received a similar email from a Katherine Chung divorced from Glen Chung.

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  74. This one came in Saterday

    Dear Counsel,



    Thank you for your prompt response to my inquiry. I live in South Korea while My ex spouce Glen Chung lives in Miami .As a result of time difference it is a little bit difficult to reach you. We were divorced in south Korea but my ex husband Glen Chung relocated to the United States. He is a citizen. We both agreed under a separation Agreement incorporated, merged into and made part of the court decree for a settlement of Child Support, Spousal Support, and Medical support of $741,500.00, he has paid me $230,000.00 but still owing $511.500.00 and the stipulated time for completion of payment has long elapsed. This is the reason why I contacted you as there is already an agreement in place. I know for sure my ex husband has the financial means to pay for balance he owes me.

    Thus, I request your legal services to enforce the court order compelling him to remit balance owed me. Attached is a copy of the terms of separation agreement, and the Court's Decree (i.e. Divorce Decree) and I will be pleased to provide further information on this case on request.

    I expect this to be resolved in a timely manner. Sequel to this, If you are happy to proceed, kindly send me a copy of your retainer and if the terms are acceptable I will sign so we can commence the process without delay.
    Thank you for your anticipated cooperation and professionalism
    Yours truly,
    Kathrine Chung
    Address: 928-12 Daechi 3-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 135-502, South Korea

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  75. I received the same email from Katherine Chung this morning.

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  76. I received this this morning:

    I appreciate you response and concern .I tried to call your office phone but there was no answer. Please let me know when best to call.

    Glen and I divorced in South Korea but Glen Chung relocated to the United States and now lives in your county. He is a citizen. We both agreed under a separation Agreement incorporated, merged into and made part of the court decree for a settlement of Child Support, Spousal Support, and Medical support of $741,500.00, he has paid me $230,000.00 but still owing $511.500.00 and the stipulated time for completion of payment has long elapsed. This is the reason why I contacted you as there is already an agreement in place. I know for sure my ex husband has the financial means to pay for balance he owes me.

    Thus, I request your legal services to enforce the court order compelling him to remit balance owed me. Attached is a copy of the terms of separation agreement, and the Court's Decree (i.e. Divorce Decree) and I will be pleased to provide further information on this case on request.

    I expect this to be resolved in a timely manner, If you are happy to proceed, kindly send me a copy of your retainer and if the terms are acceptable I will sign so we can commence the process without delay.

    Thank you and awaits your response

    Regards
    Kathrine Chung
    Ed-Chio Street,
    Gangnam-gu, Seoul 135-502, South Korea

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  77. Got this one today in New York from "Fumiko Anderson":

    Dear Attorney,

    Thank you for your prompt response. Am living in Japan and Bill Anderson (ex-husband) lives in New York , New York. Due to the time difference (+13hrs EST) it is a little bit difficult to determine the best time to call you. Following our divorce, we agreed under a negotiated settlement agreement which is incorporated, merged into and made part of the court decree for a one-time payment of $878,650.00USD for Family support (this includes child support, alimony and medical support). To his credit, he has paid me $201,600.00USD but still owing $677.050.00USD and the due time for completion of payment is over. Thus, I request your legal counsel and representation to enforce the final judgment thereby compelling him to remit the balance owed me. He is aware of my intention to seek legal actions. Attached is a copy of the separation agreement, and Final Judgment and I will be pleased to provide further information on this case on request. I desire to retain your law firm, please forward your firm's retainer fee agreement so that we can proceed. Thank you and have a pleasant day.

    Regards,
    Fumiko Anderson
    3-6-23 Karashimacho, Chuo-ku,
    Kumamoto. City 860-0804
    Phone: +81 (0) 505 809-8190

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  78. We have received 7 phone calls where I work in the last couple of days from law offices . All have said they received one of our checks in the amount of $677,050.00 for this same Fumiko Anderson scam and were calling to verify if we really sent the check. We closed the checking account, of course. After all this time you’d think they would at least change the name and amount so it’s not so easy to Google.

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  79. Got this one today

    From: Cindy Batista Rosentahl [mailto:cindrosenthal@outlook.com]
    Sent: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 10:19 AM
    Subject: I NEED A LAWYER

    Hello,

    My name is Cindy Rosenthal I am contacting your firm in regards to a divorce settlement with my ex husband (Richard Rosenthal ) who resides in USA. I am currently on assignment to Poland. We had an out of court agreement (Collaborative Law Agreement) for him to pay $948,900.00 plus legal fees. He has only paid me $84,000.
    I hereby seeking your firm to assist in collecting the balance from him. He has agreed already to pay me the balance but it is my belief that a Law firm like yours is needed to help me collect payment from my ex-husband or litigate this matter if he fails to pay as promised.


    Sincerely,
    Cindy Rosenthal

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