Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas) has become aware of incidents involving the unauthorized use of its name, or affiliated company names, in attempts to conduct transactions designed to defraud members of the public. Past examples of this that have come to our attention include:
- Counterfeit checks purportedly issued by Mitsubishi International PolymerTrade Corp. and sent by mail under a cover letter stating that the recipient has won a lottery. These letters and checks are not legitimate and appear to be part of a scam to defraud check recipients by inducing them to pay a certain sum to a "tax agent" in order to be able to cash the check and claim the lottery prize money. Click here to view a sample of such letter and check.
- Solicitations of assistance in clearing foreign checks or payment orders that refer to "Mitsubishi Corporation (UK) Plc" and/or "Mitsubishi Corporation" with promises of financial gain to the person who agrees to provide such assistance. These solicitations are issued by persons using false names who have no connection with us or our affiliates in attempts to carry out transactions designed to defraud members of the public. Click here to view a sample of such solicitation.
- Counterfeit money orders sent by Federal Express together with a cover letter providing instructions regarding a purported assignment from "Mystery Shopper Providers Association" to evaluate Western Union's services by depositing money orders into the recipient's bank account and then wiring the balance after deducting a stated commission from the value of such money orders. The Federal Express envelope containing these materials may appear to list Mitsubishi International Corporation as the shipper. These letters and money orders are not legitimate and appear to be part of a scam to defraud recipients by inducing them to cash the money orders and to wire most of the funds before the recipient's bank can detect that the money orders are fraudulent. Click here to view a sample of such letter and money orders.
Please beware of these fraudulent schemes and feel free to contact us if you receive any such documents or notices or have any concerns about the authenticity of a communication that purports to be from the company or one of its officers, directors, employees, or representatives. We also encourage you to notify your local law enforcement authorities whenever you receive any documents or notices that appear to be fraudulent.
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