Law Society news
- in the category: Fraud alerts
Fraud attempts against law firms are at unprecedented level.
A number of Scottish firms have today reported that they have been contacted by phone by a male person claiming to be from the 'Fraud Department' of their bank.
We’ve been made aware of a scam where members of the public have received emails claiming to be from solicitors, providing false bank account details.
We have been made aware of 'bogus bank calls' currently being received with the following features...
Recent attempted frauds on client accounts have involved the cashroom receiving emails, apparently from the most senior person in the firm, enquiring into how to initiate a bank transfer.
We’ve been made aware of a scam where a fraudulent firm of solicitors have copied the website of a genuine firm and are using their names and photographs in an attempt to deceive potential clients.
A free training module for Scottish solicitors on avoiding frauds and scams.
We’ve been made aware of a scam involving a fake solicitor claiming to have an address in Edinburgh.
It’s come to our attention that a scam firm, calling itself RTS Legal (also known as Road Traffic Specialists, also known as Legally Covered), is again trying to gain business from clients via their website.
We have received a report of a fake law firm calling itself ‘DIT & BOOI LAW CHAMBERS’, which is asking the people it contacts to transfer money to their bank account.
We have been made aware of a number of recent 'bogus bank calls' which coincides with the release of a further warning from the SRA to solicitors in England & Wales.