Law Society news
- in the category: Fraud alerts
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.
Latest fraud alert - we have been informed that a person calling themselves David Moreno has claimed to be a Scottish-qualified practising solicitor.
We have been made aware of Scottish solicitors recently receiving emails fraudulently claiming to be from the Solicitors Regulatory Authority.
Our members must continue to be vigilant with reports of scammers continuing to target the profession, with a recent scam reported to us involving cloning emails.
Perhaps now, more than ever, the Scottish legal profession needs to be on its guard against scams and fraudulent attacks. As our collective efforts are concentrated on recovering from the effects of the pandemic, fraudsters are making the most of the distraction.
Fraud alert - we have been made aware of a fake law firm, Denton and Gardner, claiming to be based in Aberdeen
We have been informed that members of the public have recently received emails fraudulently claiming to be from OPBAS.
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.