Fraud & scams

Working with external stakeholders, our aim is to help Scottish law firms avoid becoming the victim of fraud or becoming involved in the facilitation of fraud or money laundering.

We provide regular fraud alerts to the profession.

Frauds & Scams targeted at Scottish Law firms include:

  • Vishing and Phishing scams targeting Practiced Units and client Accounts. View information on how to manage these. Report these to your local Police Scotland economic crime unit and via Action Fraud (see Report Fraud & Internet Crime)
  • Fake firm websites which may be intended to use the identity of a legitimate firm to give credibility to a scam. Report these to your local Police Scotland economic crime unit and via Action Fraud (see 'Report Fraud & Internet Crime')
  • Mortgage Fraudsters will require the services of solicitors. Solicitors need to be aware of their obligations under the money laundering regulations and Proceeds of Crime Act and should ensure full compliance with the requirements of the accounts rules (see Mortgage Fraud/CML Compliance).

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