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Attempted frauds on client accounts - September 2015

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.

Scam using the name 'Damian Alden Law Chambers'

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.

Scam using the name 'Thomas Oxford, ESQ.’

We’ve been made aware of a scam involving a fake solicitor claiming to have an address in Edinburgh.

Reappearance of scam using the name 'RTS Legal'

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.

Scam using the name ‘DIT & BOOI LAW CHAMBERS’

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.

Scam using the name ‘Carter Legal Associates’

We’re aware of a scam firm who have been claiming to be solicitors called Carter Legal Associates.

Scam using the name 'RTS Legal'

We recently learned that a scam firm, RTS Legal (also known as Road Traffic Specialists, also known as Legally Covered), is claiming to be based at an address in Glasgow.

Scam law firm using the name ‘David Clarkson Solicitors’

We’re aware of a scam reportedly using the name ‘David Clarkson Solicitors’, who claim to be based in Glasgow.

Scam misusing the name 'McNeil’s solicitors'

We have been notified that the name ‘John McNeil, Senior Advocate’ is reportedly being used on scam employment offers.