I received the following phishing scam email today from “brett abraham” [email@example.com].
“RE: LEGAL REPRESENTATION
I am inquiring about the possibility of your firm representing me in the litigation of a loan matter.
Debtor: Eric Muller
Balance $208,000.00 plus 7.75% annual interest.
If you or your firm can be of any assistance, please get back to me at your earliest convenience so I can send you related documents.
The New Zealand Law Society website has also posted a similar warning.
I highly commend readers to follow Dan Pinnington’s Avoid A Claim Blog that identifies various types of frauds, email scams and related chicanery. Here is a link to FAQ’s About LAWPRO’s enhanced coverage for counterfeit certified cheques, bank drafts, including conditions or limitations to the enhanced coverage.
While this phishing email is plainly obvious, it is likely that some
unsuspecting, distracted, desperate, naive lawyer or law firm will respond and waste their time, if not get actually get hooked into the scam.
It would be helpful if the Law Society of Upper Canada provided similar warnings to the legal profession in Ontario.
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