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About Tim Lemieux

Tim Lemieux Tim Lemieux is the Claims Prevention and Stakeholder Relations Coordinator at LAWPRO. He maintains and creates content for the AvoidaClaim blog (including fraud warnings), and analyses LAWPRO claims data to aid in the creation of the practicePRO initiative risk management presentations, articles and web content for lawyers.

He graduated from the University of Waterloo and joined LAWPRO in 2002. He previously worked as a Program Coordinator in LAWPRO's Customer Service department and as a TitlePLUS Claims Specialist.


Tim Lemieux's Posts

20 Red Flags of Bad Cheque Fraud You Should Recognize

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Lawyers in all areas of practice continue to be the frequent targets of bad cheque scams. These scams involve debt collections, business loans, IP licensing disputes or spousal support payments. While it appears Ontario lawyers are increasingly aware of these frauds, occasionally some are being duped into disbursing funds on a bad cheque they have… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Prevention

Equipment purchase scam using the names Michael Smart and Facet Industrial

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Two Ontario firms have notified us that they received an email from the purported Michael Smart of Facet Industrial 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 of… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Warnings, Equipment / Inventory Purchase Fraud

Equipment purchase scam using the names Lei Fang and Zhen Hua Engineering Co

fraud-warning

Firms in Ontario and BC have notified us that they received an email from the purported Lei Fang of Zhen Hua Engineering Co 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… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Warnings, Equipment / Inventory Purchase Fraud

Get more out of Microsoft® Outlook®

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Microsoft Outlook is a fixture in most law offices and many lawyers use it for more than just email. It can be a “lite” practice management software program by using the calendar to track tasks and the address book to maintain client contact information. Outlook wasn’t designed with the particular needs of lawyers and firms… Read More »

Categories: Technology

Equipment purchase scam using the names Jesse Van De Korput and Bluewater Energy Services

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Firms in Texas and Michigan have notified us that they received an email from the purported Jesse Van De Korput of Bluewater Energy Services 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… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Warnings, Equipment / Inventory Purchase Fraud

Business loan fraud using the name Alfred Simeon

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Two Ontario firms notified us that they received an email from the purported Alfred Simeon looking to retain them with regards to a breach of a business loan agreement. This is a classic bad cheque scam that presents as legal matter requiring the assistance of a lawyer. In this scam lawyers will be duped into… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Warnings
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