Scammers Take Aim at Lawyers via Email
Law firms are becoming top prey for email scammers who exploit lawyers who are taking on new clients through the Internet. Crafting elaborate stories that often involve real companies or properties, con artists say they need help collecting money from a debtor or legal settlement, and ask lawyers to wire funds to bank accounts overseas after sending them checks that appear to be authentic. Such frauds are estimated to have cost law firms at least $70 million since 2009.
For more details, please see "In Email, Scammers Take Aim at Lawyers" Wall Street Journal, (August 5, 2012).
David Mills, HUB International PROFESSIONAL
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