Law Society news
- in the category: Fraud alerts
As the Scottish legal profession concentrates efforts on protecting themselves, their colleagues, clients and businesses from the unprecedented challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic, fraudsters are making the most of the disruption.
We've been informed about a scam letter from a fake law firm about unclaimed pensions. Find out more about this and other fraud alerts.
We’re aware of scam involving a fake law firm calling itself 'Divine Solicitors' in Edinburgh.
One of our solicitor members has reported being the subject of a scam, involving a road traffic accident referral arrangement in the hope that other Scottish solicitors will not fall foul of the same or similar fraud.
We have been made aware of a current wave of fraudulent client emails requesting change of bank details. Scottish solicitors, paralegals and cash room staff should be on alert.
We have been informed of scam emails being sent to law firms claiming to be attaching a subscription invoice from Xero, stating that an amount will be debited from your credit card and inviting you to click on a link.
We have been informed of suspicious emails sent to law firms looking very similar to a genuine LMS Charge Registration email.
We have been informed of a fake website using real law firm addresses.
We have recently been informed of multiple telephone scams - one from someone claiming to be from the Law Society and others from fraudsters claiming to provide a 'Telephone Preference Service'.