Warning: Scam so far unreported in New Zealand (Dan Nagasaaki and CCP Group)
The Canadian Avoidaclaim website is reporting a sophisticated email scam, which it says it one of the most convincing frauds it has encountered. A fake website is used and the initial contact email is personally addressed (avoiding the telling “Dear Counsellor” approach).
In case this scam or a variation is encountered in New Zealand, the following initial email is reproduced (with Canadia references). Further information is available at avoidaclaim.com.
From: Dan Nagasakii [DNagasakii@ccpgroup-int.com]
Sent: Friday, December 09, 2011 9:52 AM
Subject: Property Rights Violation
Dear Mr. [LawyerLastName],
I am contacting you in regards to a breach of license agreement, unfair competition, and trademark infringement with a client in your locale. Our client was granted an exclusive license to use and modify our Japanese language software products to create and manufacture English language versions of the Products and derivative products in the English language, and the exclusive rights to distribute the English language versions of the Products throughout the Canada. However, it was later uncovered that our client was equally manufacturing the Spanish language of our product without license. In addition, our client was equally distributing the unauthorized products within and to other regions outside Canada and this is a complete violation of our agreed terms.
On behalf of my company, I will like to enforce our intellectual property rights with respect to the unauthorized production of the versions of our products in Spanish language and the unauthorized distribution of the products within and to other regions outside Canada . If these falls under the scope of your practice and my request could be reasonably accommodated, please contact me as soon as possible so that I can provide you with further details. Otherwise, if you are not in a position to assist on these issues, your advice on the appropriate measures to take could be of assistance.
I will appreciate your prompt response. Thank you.
CCP Group International
Tokyoto Toshimaku Kita
Otsuka 3-12-22, Japan.