Collaborative Law Participation Agreement

Version 1, initial Email

Dear Solicitor,

My name is Zaira Hoshiko. I am a contacting your law firm in regards to a divorce settlement with my ex husband (Allan Hoshiko) who resides in your jurisdiction. I am currently in Japan.

We had a settlement 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 to represent me 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 this payment from my ex-husband or litigate this matter if he fails to pay me as promised.

Your’s truly

Zaira Hoshiko

Follow-up email after response from solicitor

Solicitor,

Thank you very much, I have waited for your response in my quest for your assistant. I do believe that a reputable law firm like ( [name of firm inserted in brackets] ) will be highly appreciated to handle this matter, and i am convince that we are going to collect this funds in no distance time.

Solicitor, i will be happy to have the agreement form review and sign to get my funds back to me from my ex-husband, he has showed me that he is not ready to complete my funds anytime soon.The out of court settelement did not involve lawyer i only seek advise and Allen was will to pay and he only paid $251,500.00.

I will make arrangement to pay the initiate require legal fees. I am really looking forward to your service to collect these funds from him as soon as we can.Please let me know if you got the attachment, Let me know the right time to speak with you on the telephone?

I look forward to your mail.

Sincerely,

Zaira.

Attachments with follow-up email

These are usually a copy of a 5-page “Collaborative Law Participation Agreement” in which the heading is followed by “(If Children are included, include III)”. This “agreement” has the name of two lawyers in addition to the alleged parties, and it is signed and dated on page 5 (the dates are 26/08/2009 and 25/08/2009) by the parties and the lawyers.

A scanned page of a Japanese passport is also attached, with the date of issue shown as 5 August 2009, and the authority as the “Consulate-General of Japan”, even though the passport is allegedly issued in Japan. The signature is crude and obviously copied from another document.

Version 2, initial Email

My name is Henriet, I am contacting your law firm in regards to a divorce settlement with my ex-husband Naoki Kazuo who resides in your jurisdiction.

We had out of court (Collaborative Law Agreement) for him to settle with me with usd648,000 he only paid usd148,000 and has been proving extremely difficult to balance the shortfall. I am seeking your law firm’s legal assistance to help get the balance from him.

He agreed already to pay the balance, but it is my belief that he will fail again, because he has been flip-flopping for more than a year ago and that’s my reason to contact a Law firm like yours to help enforce him to comply with the rest payments. Please get hold of me at the earliest convenience to let me know your procedure and operational charges.

Intention of this scam

If the scammer is encouraged, the “husband” will suddenly appear (sometimes after a chance encounter with the scammer). The intention is to send the lawyer a cheque in settlement, which is deposited in the lawyer’s trust account. After deducting a fee, the lawyer sends the scammer the amount owing. The cheque bounces.