Tuesday, March 25, 2014

mexicofirm02@gmail.com

We are currently facing severe pressure from our Supplier in Asia to pay up the balance funds that we owe to them.This debt is as a result of an outstanding payment of $157,500.00 for goods delivered to our customer, (local company here).
Due date for payment as stated in our Supplier's invoice was January 27th, 2014. The goods were delivered in perfect conditions,at a location in Canada where they are currently working on a new business(as stated in the acknowledgment letter we received from them).They keep asking for more time because of their current business situation in Canada. We did extended the payment deadline before now, but they failed to come up with the payment.
This time around,we will like to draw your attention to this relationship with our customer which has been cordial and successful over the past few years,and it is in our position to maintain this relationship after collection of this outstanding sum owed to us.This is the reason i want you to start with a polite approach by issuing a simple demand letter to them and informing them that they have  two weeks deadline to come up with a payment plan.If after the deadline we do not get a swift response from them,then we will have no option but to file a lawsuit(Litigation).
Please do carry out a conflict check on our customer and also let me know about your fee structure & rates both for the demand letter and litigation phases.I look forward to a timely response from you.

Sincerely,

Pedro Ricardo Calleja,
Managing Director,
Sm Tools S.A De C.V.
Ignacio Zaragoza No 1209,
Aguascalientes, AGS 20030,
Mexico.

41 comments:

  1. I am a Texas attorney who wanted to describe a scam that I have witnessed this week. This scam included a pretty decent merger letter of intent document and a very impressive cashier's check. The companies mentioned in the emails are real companies but this is a scam perpetuated by others. Notice the near exact language as used in another post in this blog. Good luck staying away from these losers!

    2nd email received by a Texas attorney:

    Thanks for the update below is the target company and see attached document for your review.

    VINACOIL
    16321 Loch katrine
    Houston, TX 77084

    We like to know if you have conflict that will prevent you from representing us,
    Please forward me your engagement letter and furnish me with the estimate for legal fee.

    Yours Sincerely

    Watanabe Itarukei President
    Akabane Yakin Co.,Ltd.
    37-16, Shimo 5-chome
    Kita-ku, Tokyo
    ZIP 115-0042
    (03)3901-0525 (03)3901-0785
    Email: watanabe.itarukei@gmail.com
    http://www.akabane-yakin.co.jp/

    1st email received by a Texas attorney:

    From: Watanabe Itarukei [mailto:watanabe.itarukei@gmail.com]
    Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2014 2:17 PM
    Subject: Legal Matter

    We have communicate with a company whom are customers of ours in your state regards merging

    we like to merge with the company to increased revenue, market share, and cross-selling opportunities.

    We would like to retain you to help us in the process to review proposed transactions for acquisitions or purchase of businesses and creation of contracts for acquisition (merger) if you are interested,

    Please advice us on your initial retainer fee and agreement and we shall forward you the company information and letter of intent.

    Yours Sincerely
    Watanabe Itarukei President
    Akabane Yakin Co.,Ltd.
    37-16, Shimo 5-chome
    Kita-ku, Tokyo
    ZIP 115-0042
    (03)3901-0525 (03)3901-0785
    Email: watanabe.itarukei@gmail.com
    http://www.akabane-yakin.co.jp/

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  2. I have received a couple similar scams which have grown in popularity with California attorneys lately, from Architects in the UK, using seemingly real domain names and emails. One was from Ian Wiley architects UK, the other Bernard Stilwell. Both times the scammer is pretending to be the actual reputable architects in the UK, but is actually calling and mailing from San Diego.

    My name is Ian Wylie,C.E.O at Ian Wylie Architects in London UK.

    I found you on www.avvo.com and am contacting you regarding a contract breach matter i have against a family in Los Angeles CA.

    I was on holiday in California last year where i met them and was contracted to supply architectural designs for the remodeling of their home.

    I am owed a balance payment of $98,500.00 USD which has been due since last year.

    I have the signed contract as well as invoices for what was paid and what is still owed.

    Do get back to me if this is something you can help me with.

    Thanks
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    1. I am an attorney in Florida and today I received the same scam email from "Ian Wylie, C.E.O at Ian Wylie Architects in London UK." So this one has been around for at least 6 months. Don't trust anyone -- especially people seeking legal services from other countries. These scams must be working because they just keep coming. I get about 2 per week and those are just the ones that don't get intercepted by my spam filter. Thank you Lawyerscam.blogspot.com for trying to educate the naïve. Once the scams stop snaring victims, the scammers will quit sending them.

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  3. I just got the Wylie scam email. He hasn't changed his dates. Says he was in California last year (which now would be 2014) but is owed for work he did -- while on vacation and presumably unlicensed -- in 2013.

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  4. Ian Wylie ian@ianwylie-architects.com via yahoo.com
    7:43 AM (5 hours ago)

    to me
    Goodday,

    My name is Ian Wylie,C.E.O at Ian Wylie Architects in London UK.

    I am contacting you regarding a contract breach matter i have against a family in Los Angeles CA.

    I was on holiday in California last year where i met them and was contracted to supply architectural designs for the remodeling of their home.

    I am owed a balance payment of $98,500.00 USD which has been due since November 2013

    I have the signed contract as well as invoices for what was paid and what is still owed.

    Do get back to me if this is something you can help me with.

    Thanks

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  5. Just received this exact email today.

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  6. The Ian Wylie, C.E.O. at Ian Wylie Architects in London UK is most definitely a scam and after speaking with the FBI, they advised that all of you should always report this scam and others through www.ic3.gov. There is a spot for you to "Register a Complaint". She said to make sure that each of you do this. She stated that this is also a webpage that will give you information on known scams.

    Law Firm in South Carolina
    Thank you.

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  7. The fictional Mr. Wylie has been all over the US having disputes with those who have hired him to do work for them - I live in Michigan, and it appears that he was here at the same time as his contract work in California.

    What a busy fellow!

    At any rate, perhaps the real Wylie Architects should know that their name is being exploited in this manner.

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    1. I work for Ian Wylie (Legitimate), we have reported this matter with the FBI and UK serious Fraud.

      I have shut down a number of clone of our websites to date and will continue to do so.

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  8. Yes, I actually spoke with Mr. Wylie. He needs to sue a wealthy family in Georgia. I'll help him if y'all wont. ;)

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  9. A number of firms in Ontario, Canada (including my own) have also been receiving emails involving this scam. He contacted me directly, and also followed up with a voicemail from what appeared to be a U.S. based number - (203) 389-8263.

    Our insurer has put Ontario lawyers on notice of this scam:

    http://avoidaclaim.com/2015/commercial-debt-collection-scam-using-the-name-ian-wylie-and-wylie-architects/

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  10. I received a very similar email but mine came from Mr. Ellis Miller. It appears that the real Mr. Miller is a legitimate architect in the UK, but the rest of the story is virtually identical to what I'm reading here (even down to the amount in dispute).

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  11. Received a very similar one from:

    Frank Chadwick
    Director
    Chadwick Investments
    Tel: 7177425830
    E- mail: frank.chadwick000@gmail.com

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  12. I don't know if this is a scam or not, but I received a email from timothy Braiden saying he was the Attorney for Robert Russell.. he died in a car crash and had left an amount of 2.4 million. my name is Alisha RUSSELL PLEASE GIVE ME A CALL AT 6627398376 REGARDING THIS MATTER...THE NUMBER I HAVE IS FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM,AND IS NOT REACHBLE...THANKS AGAIN,

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    1. I am so glad you posted this. I am Dixie lowe and I received a few emails saying I was the next of kin to Robert lowe who had passed away due to a car crash . Telling me to fill out some form and that he would give me a number to the finance company where the money was lodged. Hate you experienced this as well, but so thankful you posted this. Helped me out alot now knowing its definitely scammers.

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    2. I am so glad you posted this. I am Dixie lowe and I received a few emails saying I was the next of kin to Robert lowe who had passed away due to a car crash . Telling me to fill out some form and that he would give me a number to the finance company where the money was lodged. Hate you experienced this as well, but so thankful you posted this. Helped me out alot now knowing its definitely scammers.

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  13. I actually received a similar email from a david@ianwylie-architects.com on a Model Mayhem account.
    He claimed to be a man named David Finch who represents a big company who needs models for their billboard advert.
    You can always tell these scams because they can't use proper grammar and it sounds like they copy and paste everything. He then offered to send a check for $700 in the mail, which sounds just like a thkusand other money scans floating around for years now.

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  14. This guy istrying to trying to tell me a family member has died back in August 2016 and left a deposit of 2.4 million. I really dont believe this or know why or what he want from me. I just know that this family member is out the country and i dont know how he knew this.

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    1. I just received what sounds like an identical email.He claims a family member died in a car crash in August 2016 and left behind 2.4 million. I have never heard of this supposed relative.very strange indeed.

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    2. I received what sounds like an identical email from a supposed lawyer. It stated that a family member died in a car crash in August 2016 and left 2.4million.I googled the lawyer who is real and works in England and I believe this is a scam as it was poorly written and lacked details.As well as the fact that I have no known relative with the name that was used. I plan on emailing the lawyer to inform him that his name is being used in a scam in case he is unaware.

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    3. Me to I just got it this is so horrible to do to people I swear social media is ruining this world

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  15. I received an email with all that same info but haven't seen a reply yet to see what it is

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  16. I keep getting this email stating a Robert Hamilton left me some money and i don't know this person he has the nerous to response to my son's

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  17. This person timothy briden is emailing me telling me a man name robert hamilton left me money form a accident fraud.

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  18. I just got the below unsolicited email from an supposedly English Architect firm. Has anyone else seen it? The guy has a website and even called me from a UK number. Feel like it is probably a scam though. FLG Designs architects.


    From: Francis Green [mailto:francis@flgdesigns.net]
    Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 12:14 AM
    To: dmannion@blakeleyllp.com
    Subject: Agreement dispute case

    David,

    I am Francis Green Director at FLG Design Architects.You are getting this email because of a breach of contract matter we have against a former client in Brooklyn NY .We are owed a balance payment of just under $100,000 USD which has been due since November 2015.

    An old colleague suggested contacting local counsel to getting the debtor's attention.

    Please advise if you'd be able to look into the matter for me.

    Best wishes
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    1. Got this one too except for Nevada. Definitely a scam.

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    2. I too received an email from "Francis Green" at flgdesigns.net. The email wording is the same except for city and debt. The website uses stock photos and was registered in 2016—a year after the supposed debt was incurred. SCAM!

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    3. Got one in Orange County, CA. It is strikingly similar to the Nathan Silver scam. Agreed that this is definitely a scam.

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    4. Received a call today from the alleged Mr. Francis Green, along with a follow-up email, regarding the same sort of lawsuit (former clients in Dallas, Texas with a bill for unpaid fees of about $150,000). Seemed weird and my google search confirmed my suspicions to be well-founded. Thank-you bloggers.

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  19. Dear ________
    Thank you for your quick response. Attached is a copy of the sales contract, payment receipt for the deposit
    and our email correspondence with The Home Depot with regards to this transaction.
    Following our request for a refund, they appealed to setup payment in 2 instalments within a week interval, of which the first instalment was paid on the 17th of October, 2014 in the amount of $497,500.00 after so much reminder and threat of involving a lawyer (payment receipt attached also). The balance was due on October 24th, 2014 and since then, all our efforts to have them remit the balance amount proved abortive. Details are all contained in our attached correspondence with The Home Depot.

    In summary;
    Total amount of goods ordered: $2,540,891.00 Initial deposit made to The Home Depot U.S.A Inc.

    (i.e. 50% of the total amount): $1,270,445.00
    Amount refunded (on the 17th of October, 2014): $497,500.00
    Balance amount due to Caja Trading Group Inc : $772,945.00

    Prior to retaining you, it is imperative you forward a copy of your retainer agreement for my company's review, and signature.

    We wait to hear from you.


    Peter Tung(Operation Manager)
    Caja Trading Group INC.

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  20. Thank you for your quick response. Attached is a copy of the sales contract, payment receipt for the deposit
    and our email correspondence with The Home Depot with regards to this transaction.
    Following our request for a refund, they appealed to setup payment in 2 instalments within a week interval, of which the first instalment was paid on the 17th of October, 2014 in the amount of $497,500.00 after so much reminder and threat of involving a lawyer (payment receipt attached also). The balance was due on October 24th, 2014 and since then, all our efforts to have them remit the balance amount proved abortive. Details are all contained in our attached correspondence with The Home Depot.

    In summary;
    Total amount of goods ordered: $2,540,891.00 Initial deposit made to The Home Depot U.S.A Inc.

    (i.e. 50% of the total amount): $1,270,445.00
    Amount refunded (on the 17th of October, 2014): $497,500.00
    Balance amount due to Caja Trading Group Inc : $772,945.00

    Prior to retaining you, it is imperative you forward a copy of your retainer agreement for my company's review, and signature.

    We wait to hear from you.

    Peter Tung(Operation Manager)
    Caja Trading Group INC.

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  21. Ya he is still at it. He also said someone has died n left me money. I like how when I googled his name this is the first site to pop up. We need this for all scams. Needs to go on world news or something

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  22. I just got an email from timothy briden and said that a Robert Pruitt passed away and left me 2.4 million haha. I am not kin to a Robert Pruitt. The only reason my last name is Pruitt is because I was married to one and he does not have a relative named robert

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  23. Another hit on the Francis Green / FLG Architect scam:

    From: Francis Green
    Date: February 9, 2017 at 4:17:10 PM MST
    To: <>
    Subject: Agreement dispute

    John,

    I am Francis Green Director at FLG Design Architects. I a contacting you regarding a breach of contract matter we have against a former client in Las Vegas NV. We are owed a balance payment of just under $150,000 USD which has been due since November 2015.

    An old colleague suggested contacting local counsel to getting the debtor's attention.

    Please advise if you'd be able to look into the matter for me.

    Best wishes
    Francis Green

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  24. I just got a similar e-mail from Francis Green from FLG Design Architects London March 2917 regarding a contract for services allegedly performed at a property in Irvine, CA.

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  25. I just received a similar e-mail from Francis Green of FLG Design Architects. The individual provided copies of e-mails, a signed contract for services and invoices for work performed for aproperty located in Irvine, CA.

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  26. From: Francis Green [mailto:francis@flgdesigns.net]
    Sent: Saturday, March 18, 2017 4:07 PM
    To: info@***.com
    Subject: Agreement breach

    ***,

    I am Francis Green Director at FLG Design Architects.I am contacting you regarding a breach of contract matter we have against a former client in Irvine CA.We are owed a balance payment of just under $150,000 USD which has been due since November 2015.

    An old colleague suggested contacting local counsel to getting the debtor's attention.

    Please advise if you'd be able to look into the matter for me.

    Best wishes
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  27. Yea, I just got an e-mail that a relative of mine died in august and left me 2.6 million....thanks for confirming this is FAKE.

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  28. Just got the Francis Green phone call with invoice and contract for a debt of $150,000 supposedly owed. Thank goodness for Google.

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