Chao Yue Textile Trading's "official requisition"
An attempted email fraud which has appeared in other jurisdictions has been received in New Zealand.
This involves an "official requisition" for legal consultation services on behalf of Chao Yue Textile Trading (Hong Kong) Ltd.
As with many of these scams, there is probably a genuine company whose details are being misused. The names of the company and the person making contact may vary, but the text of the email will remain the same. Along with phrases such as "official requisition", "legal consultation services" and "your country Lawyers directory", one giveaway is the use of a gmail address for responses.
From: Dong Keon Kwon
Sent: Wednesday, 5 July 2017 5:59 PM
To: [Name of lawyer]
Subject: Attention: [Name of lawyer]
CHAO YUE TEXTILE TRADING
(HONG KONG) LTD
This is an official requisition for your legal consultation services on behalf of CHAO YUE TEXTILE TRADING (HONG KONG) LTD.
We are based in Hong kong and our principal activity is manufacturing of specialized high-density pure cotton yarn, dyed fabric and make shirts ,textile & fabric - fabric lace wholesale, lace embroidery, shoe laces, embroidered lace exporters, embroidered lace trims & designs, fabric embroidered lace, bridal lace fabrics etc.Other activities include constructing,leasing and selling residential and commercial buildings and provision of investment services.
We are presently incapacitated due to international legal boundaries to exert pressure on our delinquent customers in your county and we request for your services accordingly.
We got your contact information from from your country lawyers Directory as a result of our search for a reliable firm or individual to provide legal services as requested. After a careful review of your profile as well as your qualification and experience, we are of the opinion that you are capable and qualified to provide the legal services as requested.
Please accept my sincerest appreciation on behalf of CHAO YUE TEXTILE TRADING (HONG KONG) LTD,in advance for your willingness to render your services as we look forward to your prompt response to our request.
Please kindly response to this email address: email@example.com
Dong Keon Kwon.