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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 by Patrick Clay of Ascertec Medical Service Limited

fraud-warning

Three U.S. lawyers notified us of an email from the purported Patrick Clay of Asertec Medical Service Limited with regards to a commercial debt litigation scam. The wording of this fraud is identical to another scam using the name Grenham Donal Falley. For a full description of how this fraud works and to see other… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Warnings, Debt Collection Fraud

Huge collection of fake IDs, documents and cheques given to lawyers by fraudsters

fraud-prevention

Fraud attempts against lawyers can involve a great deal of counterfeit documentation, starting with the initial client ID (passports, licenses), various agreements, loan documents and bank statements, and ending with the cheque that finally arrives at the lawyer’s office. When we add posts about a fraud to the AvoidAClaim blog, we also provide images of… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Prevention
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