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Fraud Prevention

New LAWPRO Webzine: Limitation period updates, free CPD, and fraud alert

Looking for last minute CPD? We’ve got you covered with complimentary CPD programs, several of which offer professionalism or EDI hours. They also qualify for the LAWPRO Risk Management Credit. How to deal with limitation periods that were suspended during the pandemic From calls we have received from insureds, LAWPRO is aware there are questions… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Prevention, Civil Litigation, Limitations Claims

Avoid phishing scams over the holidays

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Fraudsters often increase their efforts over the holidays when key staff may be away and people generally may be more distracted or rushing to get things done before the end of the year. The risk of getting duped could be increased this year with many of us working from home and the usual checks and… Read More »

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Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre Bulletin: Money Mule Awareness

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The following is the text of a bulletin from the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre: Increasingly, fraud networks are recruiting unsuspecting fraud victims to receive and transfer money from other victims. When this happens, the victim becomes a money mule. What is a Money Mule? A money mule is an individual who is recruited by fraudsters to… Read More »

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Firm websites being impersonated by fraudsters

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LAWPRO has heard from a number of Ontario lawyers that their firm websites have been copied by fraudsters to further their schemes, such as the “inheritance from a long-lost relative” scam or immigration scams overseas. While we have seen these impersonation scams for over a year now, there seems to be another spike lately, perhaps… Read More »

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More examples of cyber criminals taking advantage of Covid-19 disruption

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Cyber criminals are constantly updating their methods to take advantage of current events, and the disruption caused by Covid 19 and many people now working remotely has provided them with a new opportunities, as explained in Beware of cybersecurity risks during COVID-19 and working from home. This CBC News article Email, text message attacks surge… Read More »

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Remote communication and fraud risks in real estate

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In the context of COVID-19, lawyers are often unable to meet in person with their clients. The Law Society of Ontario has temporarily authorized remote verification of client identity and permitted remote commissioning of documents. This information can be found in this FAQ. Remote meetings and remote signing introduce additional fraud risks. Lawyers need to… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate, Fraud Prevention
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