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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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Equipment purchase scam using the name Robert Gibbs and Robert Gibbs Surgical Equipment

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Two Ontario lawyers have notified us that they received an email from the purported Robert Gibbs of Robert Gibbs Surgical Equipment, 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: Equipment / Inventory Purchase Fraud, Fraud Warnings

Equipment purchase scam using the name John Ethan Medical Equipment

fraud-warning

Two Ontario lawyers have notified us that they received an email from the purported John Ethan of John Ethan Medical Equipment, 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

Equipment purchase scam using the names Peter Seagrott and Palfingermarine B.V

fraud-warning

A few Ontario lawyers have notified us that they received an email from the purported Peter Seagrott looking to retain them with regards to making a large commercial purchase (an oil rig). This appears to be a bad cheque scam (with a real company likely being impersonated) that presents as legal matter requiring the assistance… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Warnings, Equipment / Inventory Purchase Fraud

New variation of bad cheque equipment purchase scams involving buying medical equipment

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What is old is new again! We have learned that a new equipment purchase fraud involving medical equipment such as MRI machines has made its way to Ontario. The fraud, which has been reported earlier this year in the US, follows the classic Equipment / Inventory Purchase Fraud. The lawyer is contacted to help a… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Warnings, Equipment / Inventory Purchase Fraud

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