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Individual falsely claiming to be a paralegal

We’ve been made aware of an individual calling themselves ‘Susan Fowler’ falsely claiming to be a paralegal and a ‘conveyancing attorney’ working for law firm HBJ Gately.

Scam emails and online extortion - 3 May 2016

Fraudsters are continuing to hack into email accounts and are sending fake instructions to practice units instructing client funds to be sent to newly notified bank accounts controlled by the fraudsters.

Fake solicitor calling themselves 'MB Norman Solicitors'

We’re aware of an attempt by scammers to pose as a law firm called ‘MB Norman Solicitors’.

Fake solicitor calling themselves 'Tallon Sculthorpe'

We've been made aware that an individual calling themselves ‘Tallon Sculthorpe’ is claiming to be a solicitor with the Scottish law firm Irwin Mitchell.

Bogus bank calls & emails – 'safe accounts' a new variation - 17 March 2016

In the past we have issued alerts about bogus bank calls and emails. However, this week we have been made aware of a new variation which has been attempted in the Perth area and possibly elsewhere.

Scam offering legal services using the name 'Solicitor Legale'

We've been made aware of an alleged scam involving a fake legal firm calling itself 'Solicitor Legale' who are offering legal services.

Scam offering legal services around immigration

We've been made aware of an attempted scam where legal services are being offered to people overseas who want to come and work in Scotland.

Scam targeting house purchases

We’ve been made aware of an ongoing scam which involves fraudsters duping solicitors, housebuyers and sellers in order to divert payments to accounts under their control.

Warning over 'domain slamming' fraud - 3 December 2015

A recent bulletin from CIFAS (Credit Industry Fraud Avoidance Service) has warned of scams involving 'domain slamming', which they describe as an 'attempt by third parties to obtain money by pressurising individuals or companies into paying for domain name renewals or similarly named domains'.

'UK data control' scam - 1 December 2015

We have been made aware that at least one Scottish firm has been receiving scam letters from a company called 'UK Data Control' who claim to be based in Hamburg.

Information for firms following increased fraud activity - 16 November 2015

The following is important information about protecting your business from fraudsters who continue to target the solicitor profession and its transactions.

Bogus calls seeking card payment claiming to be from a law firm

We’ve received a report that a client of Mitchells Roberts, a law firm in Glasgow, had been contacted by phone by a bogus caller claiming to be from the firm.