Law Society news
- in the category: 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'.
We have been informed of scam emails claiming to be from 'Law Society' sent out to solicitors and law firms with PDF downloads.
Scottish law firms have recently been targeted by a redemption statement scam when acting in sale or remortgage transactions.
We are aware of a potential scam where solicitor firms are receiving emails claiming to be from members of the public asking them to click a 'dropbox' link.