Over 100 lawyers have reported to us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Kiyoshi Yukio of NPI Lease Company with regards to retaining their services to collect on a breach of a lease agreement. This is a new variant of the basic bad cheque scam in which the aim is to have a counterfeit… Read More »Categories:
Lawyer Fraud — Don’t Be Fooled!
To help Ontario lawyers avoid malpractice claims, LAWPRO maintains a list of names used in frauds that target lawyers. These frauds masquerade as legitimate legal matters and they target lawyers in many areas of practice. They are usually built on the premise of the lawyer receiving a payment (e.g. a debt collection, a loan or equipment purchase), which comes in the form of a fake cheque or bank draft. The fraudster client then convinces the lawyer to disburse funds from his or her trust account. They can be very sophisticated and the documents provided can look like the documents you would get on a legitimate matter. Don’t be fooled. Learn about the Common Red Flags of an Online Fraud or subscribe to our email alerts.
If you have been the target of a fraud, you are invited to report the details to us so that we may assist other lawyers avoid being victimized.
Have a fraud to report? See Report a Fraud.