Law Society news
- in the category: Fraud alerts
A fraudulent email has been sent to some solicitors purporting to be from the Law Society.
A recent spike in online scams with fraudsters impersonating real law firms is a warning to all solicitors to be on the front foot to protect themselves and their clients.
We have been alerted to fraudsters intercepting emails between a solicitor and their clients in an attempt to scam clients out of significant funds.
We have been alerted that Thorntons is the latest law firm to be imitated by fraudsters on WhatsApp in order to attempt to scam people out of money for pretend services.
We have been alerted to a scam where fraudsters pretending to be Teneu Legal are using Facebook and WhatsApp to falsely offer certificates of sponsorship to international care home workers.
We have been alerted to a fake law firm called 'Dorfman, George & Partners LLP', claiming to have offices in Aberdeen and London.
We have been alerted to a scam involving WhatsApp messages that falsely claim to be from McGlashan MacKay Solicitors in relation to health and social care visas.
We have been informed of scam emails being sent to law firms claiming to be from Skipton's Conveyancing Panel.
We have been notified of a fake law firm named McCallum and Co which claims to offer legal advice in personal injury and accident compensation cases. There is no firm of solicitors of this name registered with the Law Society.
Read our latest fraud alert about an organisation offering business development opportunities for a brokerage fee.
We have been alerted to a scam involving the misuse of the name of a retired English-qualified solicitor as a witness to a signature on a Scottish residential lease.