Paying attention to the fraud behind the curtain: Don’t get fooled by spoofed email addresses
We have written previously about the dangers associated with email spoofing and phishing schemes, where fraudsters will send fabricated emails purporting to be from a trusted colleague or third party in an effort to trick a lawyer or staff member into clicking on a dangerous link or downloading a dangerous attachment. These fraudulent schemes continue to evolve as lawyers and firms become aware of various red flags and danger signs. As such, it is useful to draw attention to specific recent examples of cyber fraud and provide practical advice on how to avoid similar attempts in the future.
You can read a summary of a recent fraud attempt directed at an Ontario law firm in the December 2018 LAWPRO Webzine.