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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

Equipment purchase scam using the names Ken Yao and Asunaro Aoki Construction

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Firms in Ontario and the US have notified us that they received an email from the purported Ken Yao of Asunaro Aoki Construction 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

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

Breach of IP agreement scam using the names Huan Heng and Huanteng Group

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Two New York firms notified us that they received an email from the purported Huan Heng of Huanteng Group looking to retain them with regards to a breach of a copyright agreement. This appears to be a bad cheque scam (likely impersonating a real company) that presents as legal matter requiring the assistance of a… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Warnings, Intellectual Property Rights Fraud

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

The top downloads of 2016 from practicepro.ca

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At the end of each year we at practicePRO take a look at what articles, checklists, tips, and other resources had the most downloads. As always, the list contains many resources that remain popular year after year (e.g. our retainer precedents, ILA checklist and Fraud Fact Sheet. There were also 7 new additions to the… Read More »

Categories: Precedents, Legal Technology, Practice Aids, Technology, Law Practice Management

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

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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
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