Friday, February 25, 2011

Email from Zaira

Dear You Law Firm Name Here,

Thank you so much for your email. Its always very hard to be able to ascertain when best to call from here, we are 1300hrs EST ahead of you and this is a big barrier toward achieving a successful conference call. If it may pleased you to know, in my humbly suggest we communicate via email while I figure out when best to reach on phone due the course of this representation.

My Husband and I had an out of court agreement (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’s assistance in collecting the balance from him. He has agreed to pay me the balance but it is my belief that a Law firm like yours is needed to help me collect/enforce payment from my ex-husband Allen Hoshiko or litigate this matter if he fails to pay as promised,My ex lives in your jurisdiction.

I still reinstates my appear to have your firm collect these owned funds on my behalf instead of having him pay directly to me which I am very sure he will not, as I have made several efforts to collect these funds and all yielded no result.

I will be pleased to provide further information on this matter on request. I expect this to be a non-litigation matter as I have already notified him in enforcing your firm service. Please send me your retainer service agreement fee so I can have a preview and execute.


Please find attached

Best Regards
Ms Zaira Hoshiko

34 comments:

  1. Just got this today:


    Dear Counsel,
    My name is Zaira Hoshiko. I am contacting your firm in regards to enforcement/collection of divorce settlement or possible litigation with my ex husband Allen Hoshiko who resides in your jurisdiction. If you are in the position to represent me at the moment kindly advice immediately.
    Your's truly,
    Zaira Hoshiko

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  2. i just got one like it today at my office.

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  3. Just received one as well. How do they make their money?

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  4. I am a relatively new attorney with a struggling solo practice and was very excited to have this case with someone who seemed like she could actually pay. Ah....the too good to be true scam. I totally fell for it, until I googled her "name" and saw many hits with the word "scam" in it. Rats. I'm not sure exactly how they make their money either but at least I'm not the only one who fell for this.

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    1. Well here is how I think they do it because it came to my firm here in Jamaica abt 3 Months ago too. When Zaira's husband Allen Hoshiko sends the cheque and you notify Zaira that you are in receipt of the cheque she starts to give you stories that her kids are in Spain at school and needs to be back in Japan and she has another child that is sick.

      Now tell me at this time of the year what is her kids doing in Spain for school?

      How is it that after we receive their "CHEQUE" she starts to complain abt her sick child and not before so her husband could speed up the process of sending her the money?

      She wanted us to wire transfer the money to her through Western Union and then deduct our fees when the cheque comes through but any smart person would know that it is definitely a big fat "SCAM"

      Thank God they didnt get any of our money it's only a pity the other Law Firms was so blind to have not realize that it was no good before they remitted money.

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  5. Well, I just got one too. This lady really gets around. I practice in a small German community and we just don't have people with that last name living in our community. A quick Google search confirmed the scam.

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  6. I received this email today. Thought, like you, wow, this could be a great case. Then I googled it and alas, a scam.

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  7. Im an NZ lawyer whose had these ****holes on the hook for 4 months - my game is to see how many courier parcels of fake cheques I can get them to send before they get wise to me.

    Another one to look for is genuine clients who manufacture things - we had a client who makes great little aluminium run about boats. He was contacted by some in the "Nigerian Coastal Defence Force" who wanted to purchase 10 of his boats for inland coastal protection. The scam was that they needed to arrange local legal representation to negotiate on his behalf with the government (local regulations require this they said). Client came to us wanting contracts to be drawn up. Happy he did before sending them any money for engaging "esteemed Counsil [sic] Julius Omebagawana QC whose has much experience handling sensitive matters like this" (or some such bull*** name).

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    1. Sir, I am a Caribbean Attorney who just got an email from mexico from a manufacturing company which claims it needs me to do collections for them from their customers in North and South America. They claim to have hyndeds of thousands in sales and the "CEO" even called and spoke to me personally and sent me an agreement. How can I be sure its not a damn scam?

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  8. Here it comes again. Got this yesterday:

    Dear Counsel ,



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



    We had an 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 as promised.







    Zaira Jyong.

    2-1-2 Osaki, Shinagawa-Ku Tokyo

    Japan 141-6021

    Fax:0867309076

    Phone:81-8032131518

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  9. Aloha from Hawaii,

    I just got the identical email as October 19, 2011 5:40PM seeking legal assistance regarding a "DIVORCE SETTLEMENT" today, January 1, 2012. This is but one of many such scams I have received by email but instead of just deleting it without even opening it the subject line was vague enough that I decided to read it & see if it was worth referring to a friend of mine who is just starting her own private practice. Since I am Japanese I googled the name Allen Hoshiko because "Hoshiko " doesn't sound like a japanese name. That google search immediately resulted in my finding this and a screenfull of other references to the identical scam. The message I received is identical to the last detail even the mail and contact info:

    Zaira Jyong.
    2-1-2 Osaki, Shinagawa-Ku Tokyo
    Japan 141-6021
    Fax:0867309076
    Phone:81-8032131518

    She sent the foregoing using the email address
    Zairajyong1@hotmail.com

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  10. and the conversation went deeper:

    "I received a message from my ex-spouse this morning stating he is willingness to make part payment with me to
    avoid litigation.

    I advised him that the account have been taken over by my lawyer in Australia. He was asking me to provide the following information
    from you to make part payment immediately. We would like you to please take time to forward your correct and current
    information in order to be contacted by him and as well as receive this payment.

    Your mailing address:
    Name you would want payment be issued to:
    Contact telephone number:

    The retainer fee and all agreed monies due to your firm will be deducted from this payment upon receipt. Please contact me if you have
    any questions or concerns.


    I will be in the office in few hours, and am aware of the time difference.What would be the right time to speak with you on the
    telephone? Thank you

    I look forward hearing from you."

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  11. I assume at some point she gets someone to give her some sort of bank account number or whatever.

    I sent her two retainer agreements because, what the hell?, but that is when communications cease.

    I actually got hit up twice in three days.

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  12. I got one as well asking me to view an attachment. However, I never opened up the attachment. I assume it may be in order to take over your computer system and use it in a "Bot" system for spamming etc I'll keep coming back to this site to see if anybody actually finds out how they do make money out of this i.e. the scammers and if in fact they are really from Japan.

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  13. I received this email today immediately knew scam and quick search led me to this site so here is the email I received no attachments though.

    Dear Counsel ,

    My name is Zaira Jyong. I am contacting your firm in regards to a divorce settlement with my ex husband (Allen Hoshiko) who resides in your jurisdiction.I am currently in Japan.We had an 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 as promised.

    Zaira Jyong.
    2-1-2 Osaki, Shinagawa-Ku Tokyo
    Japan 141-6021
    Fax:0867309076
    Phone:81-8032131518
    Email:zairajyong33@gmail.com

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  14. I played along and they were able to actually name the local town where the husband who is so afraid of my skills as a ititgator, supposedly lives. Unfortunately the courier van carrying the half million dollar check got into a terrible wreck!

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  15. Ok I now have a cashiers check for 125,000 drawn on a bank in Houston TX and mailed to me from Toronto Ontario. Even if it is real it is not my money .....what am I supposed to do with this thing?

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  16. It is likely a fake check. Do not deposit and do not send. If you truly believe you have a legit check (again, not likely), you can deposit it and wait for it to clear. But DO NOT, repeat, DO NOT, refund or provide any monies until your bank has explicitly, in writing, confirmed that the amount has cleared. Most banks will simply deposit it and make the funds available. You, foolishly, will wire or send a portion of the funds to the alleged client and then...your bank calls. Check didn't clear. Your IOLTA is sideways. You have issues with the State Bar. Not to mention the gleeful news articles that will be written on how you got duped. Proceed with caution.

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  17. No fee agreement? I would return to sender.

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  18. Months later and Zaira is still at it!

    Dear Counsel ,


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

    We had an 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 as promised.

    Warmest Regards,


    Zaira Jyong.
    2-1-2 Osaki, Shinagawa-Ku Tokyo
    Japan 141-6021
    Fax:0867309076
    Phone:81-8032131518

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  19. This could be a money laundering scam. Also received the said e-mail. You should not accept any cheques that are possibly bogus. Cashing them could breach money laundering regulations and really land your firm in trouble.

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  20. On 10/21/12, I got the same email from Zaira Jyong. Same message, same story. However, a few days later after I responded to her (and before I checked this site), I got a message from her 'estranged husband' saying that he was willing to pay now in order to avoid litigation. i responded to him that I did not represent his ex-wife. A day later, she said that she would sign a power of attorney and that my fee would come out of the proceeds. Knowing that this couldn't be real (I've received several of these over the last 23 years), I told her that I would require guarantied funds to be sent and that I wouldn't release her share until his check or wire cleared my account. She said fine. I then sent her a link to one of several discussions that I found on line which disclose this fraud. No response since!

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  21. I believe the scam works like this...She will send you a money order or cashier check (fake of course). You will deposit it in your account. Sometimes it takes time for the bank to detect it is fake so it will clear up. You withdraw the funds, send it to her and then, when the bank realize it is fake, will go after you for their money.
    I had a client this last year who was contacted (not by Zaira Jyong) but another person. She received the money order and it did clear up at the bank, so she sent the money to him, never heard again from him (broke her heart) and the bank went after her. She ended up filing for bankruptcy.

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  22. Apparently the alledged ex-husband now resides in Finland. I got this scam message today.

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  23. I got the same email a few days ago and thought of replying to Ms. Jyong to decline her case (just as a courtesy). Luckily a quick Google search of the name brought me to this thread and saved my time. Thanks to whoever started this blog!

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  24. The alledged ex-husband now resides in Greece!!! I got the same email a few days ago.

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  25. Finland again.

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  26. He is back in the UK apparently!

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  27. My, my isn't he a globe trotter. He now resides in Curacao Dutch Caribbean. From EU to the Caribbean! Can some one find a way to arrest these hardened crooks?

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  28. Just recieve this e-mail, I am a Costa Rican Attorney (replacing real names with X´s):

    Good Morning Counsel XXXXXXXXXXX,

    Thank you very much. I do believe that a reputable law firm like ( XXXXXXXXXXX) will be highly appreciated to handle this matter,and i am convince that we are going to collect this funds in no distance time.Our last conversation for letting him know am using your firm to pursue my settlement, he stated he knew about your firm.

    Counsel XXXXXXXXXXX, 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. In the agreement Allen was will to paid $950,500.00 and he only paid $251,500.00 . In regard to the telephone number is going anymore, but my last conversation with him on email, please kindly find below:

    Mr. Allen Hoshiko
    EMAIL: allenhoshiko12@outlook.com

    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?

    I look forward hearing from you soon,

    Warmest Regards,

    Zaira Jyong.
    2-1-2 Osaki, Shinagawa-Ku Tokyo
    Japan 141-6021
    F:0867309076
    P:81-8032131518

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  29. Well, he lives in Denmark now .... same scam, same Zaira Jyong and same Allen Hoshiko, same numbers and same MO.

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  30. We are accountans in Australia and received one this morning;

    "Dear Prospective Counsel,

    My name is Zaira Jyong. I am contacting your firm in regards to a divorce settlement with my ex husband (Allen 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 as promised.

    Warmest Regards,

    Zaira Jyong.
    2-1-2 Osaki, Shinagawa-Ku Tokyo
    Japan 141-6021
    Fax:0867309076
    Phone:81-8032131518"

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  31. We are lawyers in Australia emails received below:

    Dear Counsel ,

    Thank you for your prompt response to my email. I live in Tokyo, Japan while My Ex-Husband Allen Hoshiko lives in your Jurisdiction, Australia . I called the phone number given below, it was ringing but no respond from your office. Well as a result of time difference it is a little bit difficult to reach you on phone normally and some time is difficult to received calls outside the state. Counsel, I will be going out of office now, Never the less i will call you again later when I am back to office for more explanatory.

    Counsel, We were divorced in South Korea before my ex husband Allen Hoshiko relocated to Sydney, Australia. We both agreed under a Separation Agreement incorporated, merged into and made part of the court decree for a settlement of Child Support, Spousal Support, and Medical support of $950,500.00, and he has only paid me $251,500.00 but still owing $699,000.00 up till now. and the stipulated time for completion of payment has long elapsed. This is the reason why I contacted your firm as there is already an agreement in place. I know for sure my ex husband has the financial means to pay for balance he owes me. Thus, I request your legal services to enforce the court order compelling him to remit balance owed me.

    Counsel , Attached is a copy of the terms of separation agreement, and the Court's Decree (i.e. Divorce Decree) and I will be pleased to provide further information on this case on request. I expect this to be resolved in a timely manner. Sequel to this, If you are willing to proceed, and please kindly send me a copy of your retainer and if the terms are acceptable I will sign so we can commence the process without delay. please let me know if you get the attached document because some times we are having slow network in my country . Thank you !


    I look forward to hearing from you soon ,





    Your's faithfully ,
    Zaira Jyong
    2-1-2 Osaki, Shinagawa-Ku
    Tokyo Japan 141-6021
    Phone: 86-15000354401
    E-email: z_jyong@hotmail.com




    On 01/08/2013, at 8:29 PM, zaira jyong wrote:
    Dear Prospective Counsel ,

    My name is Zaira Jyong. I am contacting your firm in regards to enforcement/collection
    of divorce settlement or possible litigation with my ex-husband (Allen Hoshiko) who resides
    in your jurisdiction.If you are in the position to represent me at the moment please kindly advice immediately.

    I look forward to hearing from you
    Warmest Regards,
    Zaira Jyong ,
    2-1-2 Osaki, Shinagawa-Ku
    Tokyo Japan 141-6021
    Phone: 86-15000354401
    E-email: z__jyong@outlook.com

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  32. Greetings from Costa Rica.

    Today I get the email from Zaira Jyong, and is the same email you have transcribed on this page.

    Thanks for putting us aware of these situations.

    Sincerely,

    MSc. Oscar Alfaro

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