SC Law Firm Loses $390k in Bogus Check Scam

Lawyers continue to fall victim to check fraud.  Smart lawyers.  Don’t be one of them.   My peers from various U.S. state bars and Canadian provinces are reporting that their members are regularly receiving invitations to become the next victim.  Right now collaborative law attorneys are targeted.  But that can change in a heartbeat to virtually any practice area.  These are well-designed socially engineered schemes with fake bank cashier checks which are of very high quality.  Read more about it in a recent post on the “Avoid a Claim” Blog of PracticePro, the professional liability insurer for  Ontario Canada.

Remember, if the deal seems too good to be true, e.g. you’re about to earn a huge fee for virtually no work from an unknown client, step back, take a deep breath, and check very carefully before disbursing any money from your trust account. 

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