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FraudInfo Fraud continues to be a significant and costly problem for LAWPRO.
Fraudsters are successfully duping lawyers and law clerks, and it’s not
just real estate lawyers who are being targeted. Litigation, business, IP and family law lawyers are frequent targets of bad cheque scams involving debt collections, business loans, licensing disputes, and spousal support payments.

Don’t be complacent and think you would never be fooled. These frauds
are very sophisticated. The matters will look legitimate, the fraudsters will be very convincing and the client ID and other documents you get will look real. The fake cheques have fooled bank tellers and branch managers. There may even be two or more people collaborating on both sides of a transaction to make the scenario more convincing.


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CPD: Survival Tips to Prevent Fraud (September 8)

fraud-prevention

Fraudsters all over the world are targeting lawyers and law firms. Lawyers and law firms need real time tips to prevent frauds. In December 2021, LAWPRO and TLA’s program Avoiding the wire fraud nightmare – what you need to know to protect yourself and your clients introduced the latest wire scams against law firms and… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Prevention

Equipment purchase scam using the name Fredrick Wright

fraud-warning

Two Ontario lawyers have notified us that they received an email from the purported Fredrick Wright 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 a lawyer. In… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Warnings, Equipment / Inventory Purchase Fraud

Equipment purchase scam using the name Wiktor Mateusz

fraud-warning

Two Ontario lawyers have notified us that they received an email from the purported Wiktor Mateusz 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 a lawyer. In… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Warnings, Equipment / Inventory Purchase Fraud

Equipment purchase scam using the names Valery Konyushenko and Mazarine Energy B.V.

fraud-warning

Lawyers in Ontario and the U.S. have notified us that they received an email from the purported Valery Konyushenko of Mazarine Energy B.V. 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: Equipment / Inventory Purchase Fraud, Fraud Warnings

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