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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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Commercial debt collection scam using the names Tomiji Hashimoto and Asuka Aoki Construction Co

fraud-warning

Four Ontario firms have notified us that they received an email from the purported Tomiji Hashimoto of Asuka Aoki Construction 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 requiring the… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Warnings, Debt Collection Fraud

Equipment purchase scam using the names Chen Wong and Lilico Steel

fraud-warning

Two Ontario firms have notified us that they received an email from the purported Chen Wong of Lilico Steel 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

Breach of IP agreement scam using the names Wesley Tong and Altenergy Power System

fraud-warning

Firms in Ontario and Tennessee notified us that they received an email from the purported Ng Weng Wei of Santak Metal Manufacturing Ltd 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… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Warnings, Intellectual Property Rights Fraud

Equipment purchase scam using the names Marcel Zweers and Teamco Shipyard

fraud-warning

Firms in Ontario and Kentucky have notified us that they received an email from the purported Marcel Zweers of Teamco Shipyard 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… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Warnings, Equipment / Inventory Purchase Fraud
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