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Fraud Prevention

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 »

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Update about fund transfers

real-estate

There has been much written about how lawyers receive and deliver money from their trust accounts on behalf of their clients as part of a transaction. The issue comes down to ensuring good funds are being dealt with in order that value is exchanged. In Canada, our banking system works on the basis of trust,… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate, Fraud Prevention

What’s wrong with this picture? Be on alert for fake IDs issued by different authorities or different times with identical photos

LAWPRO continues to see high levels of real estate fraud activity. Lawyers and real estate clerks should be on high alert for mortgage frauds. In some instances, fraudsters appear to have used photo ID, issued by different authorities, or issued years apart, but where the documents used the same picture. In these cases, it’s clear… Read More »

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Watch for real estate frauds involving private mortgages

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In a hot real estate market fraudsters are even more motivated than usual – there is a lot of money to be had and lawyers are common targets. LAWPRO is seeing a significant increase in the number of real estate frauds involving private mortgages. The Toronto Police Service recently issued a news release about ongoing… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Prevention

Land Acknowledgement

The offices of LAWPRO are located on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, Anishnabeg, Chippewa, Haudenosaunee and Wendat peoples. Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit. LAWPRO respects and acknowledges the histories, languages, knowledge systems, and cultures of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit nations.

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