I have an email account for those times when I need to be an attorney in private practice, rather than an in-house counsel. It has “lawfirm” in the email address. Which leads to this sort of email, my specimen of which is printed below the fold.
The sender, of course, is not some Chinese woman but one WOJCIECH BARANOWSKI, which I think is what we attorneys call a “tip-off.”
ReplyTo: [email protected]
Subject: Comparative Agreement
Sent: Apr 28, 2010 11:26 AM
Dear Counsel, My name is Wang Xue. I was married to my ex husband Peterson Xue (who lives in your jurisdiction) for 9yrs and in Aug 2009, We mutually agreed under a Collaborative Participation Law Agreement to go our separate ways. Peterson had agreed to pay me $900,000.00 under terms of the agreement so that I can settle down and to his credit; he has paid me $100,000.00 but with an outstanding balance of $800,000.00.I am hereby seeking your legal assistance in collecting the balance or helping me enforce the agreement, and have him honor the agreement inentirety. I will be providing further information upon your request. I believe that one of the reasons he has refused to pay is because I have re-married. I understand that been remarried does not automatically void the agreement. Prior to our separation due to irreconcilable differences, we were married for 23yrs of which by his instruction, I was a full time house wife to carter for our four children. Please get back to me if this is a case you can undertake. Let me know if you require consultation fee before you advice or look at the evidence,I am hereby seeking your firm to assist 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 payment from my ex-husband or litigate this matter if he fails to pay as promised. Sincerely, Wang Xue. NO.6 CHAO WAI STREET CHAOYANG DISTRICT,BEIJING,CHINA PHONE:0086-10-86489415.