We’re aware of a suspected scam where someone claiming to be an ‘attorney’ is writing to members of the public warning that court action would be taken if an outstanding debt is not paid.

The email reported to us was sent from ldebtservice@gmail.com, with a subject line ‘Court Notice warning’ and featured a version of the Law Society logo at the bottom.

Part of the email said:

‘If you wish to prevent this, please contact the undersigned as a matter of urgency and settle your account before the above date. We hereby request you , please clear your payments. If the payments are not cleared within the specified period of 3 days then we reserve the right to proceed with legal proceedings as per the law in Court or Small Claim Court Or County Court Judgement as per the seriousness of the issue.’

If you are contacted by anyone claiming to be a member of the Law Society of Scotland or who uses our logo on emails or other correspondence, please check that their claims are genuine. You can use our Find a Solicitor tool to search for all individuals entitled to practise as a Scottish solicitor, or you can contact us directly to verify that an individual is a Law Society member or entitled to use our logo.

Always report suspected scams or frauds to the police.

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Fraud and scam alerts

We regularly issue alerts to members and the public in response to threats to the profession. We also raise awareness of any potential scams involving fake solicitors or firms.