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LAWPRO Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company (LAWPRO) is owned by the Law Society of Upper Canada and is licensed to provide professional liability insurance and title insurance in numerous jurisdictions across Canada. Through its malpractice insurance program, LAWPRO insures over 25,000 practising lawyers in Ontario, as well as providing them with risk and practice management information under the practicePRO banner.


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Commercial debt collection scam using the names Aman Cheng and Sumitronics Electronics

fraud-warning

Two Ontario firms have notified us that they received an email from the purported Aman Cheng of Sumitronics Electronics looking to retain them with regards to a commercial debt collection. This appears to be a bad cheque scam that presents as legal matter (with a real company likely being impersonated) requiring the assistance of a… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Warnings, Debt Collection Fraud

Law Society of Upper Canada bulletin on home offices and sharing office space

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This was originally contained in the February 2017 Law Society of Upper Canada e-Bulletin. Working from a home office or sharing workspace is becoming increasingly common as a means for lawyers to reduce the overhead costs of their law practices. Whether you are starting out in practice or considering changing your office space arrangements, you… Read More »

Categories: Law Practice Management

Ontario lawyers target of fake Ministry of Government and Consumer Services Complaint

fraud-prevention

An Ontario lawyer has reported to us that he received a “business complaint” that is purportedly from the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services. While the email address displayed as the sender says “Ministry of Government and Consumer Service”, the email is actually from [email protected] This is clearly not an Ontario government email address. And… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Prevention

Equipment purchase scam using the names Tijmen Smit and Huisman Equipment

fraud-warning

Firms in Ontario and the UK have notified us that they received an email from the purported Tijmen Smit of Huisman Equipment looking to retain them with regards to making a large commercial purchase. This appears to be a bad cheque scam (with a real company likely being impersonated) that presents as legal matter requiring… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Warnings, Equipment / Inventory Purchase Fraud

Commercial debt collection scam using the names Chong Hang Yip and Hang Yip Metal Co

fraud-warning

Three firms in Ontario and the U.S. have notified us that they received an email from the purported Mark Chan looking to retain them with regards to a commercial debt collection. This appears to be a bad cheque scam that presents as legal matter (with a real company likely being impersonated) requiring the assistance of… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Warnings, Debt Collection Fraud

Equipment purchase scam using the names Lorenzo Vermolen and Deep Drill Group

fraud-warning

Two Ontario firms have notified us that they received an email from the purported Lorenzo Vermolen of Deep Drill Group looking to retain them with regards to making a large commercial purchase. This appears to be a bad cheque scam (with a real company likely being impersonated) that presents as legal matter requiring the assistance… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Warnings, Equipment / Inventory Purchase Fraud
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