When one of those scams aimed at lawyers shows up, I feel obliged to warn people about it. I received one scammy letter just this morning from someone calling himself Hisaya Yimada. Mr. Yimada, seemingly, needs an attorney to help his company — GOSHO Industrial Co. Ltd. of Osaka, Japan — purchase some heavy equipment.
The full text of the letter is as follows:
Dear CounselI found you through an internet search. I want to inquire if your firm handles Purchase transactions and agreements in your area in the United States.A referral will be welcome if this is not your area of practice.PS: Due to language barrier and time difference, communication via e-mail will be most preferable at this time.Regards,Hisayo YimadaFor: Yasushi AsanishiPresident &CEOGOSHO Industrial Co. Ltd.6-4-10 NANKO-NAKA, SUMINOE-KU,OSAKA, JAPAN559-0033Tel: +81-6-6612-8981
A quick Internet search about this Yimada fellow led me to the Tennessee Bar Association’s site, which sited this article that identified the aforementioned letter as nothing more than a bad cheque scam.
So, there you go.
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