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Survival Tips to Prevent Fraud

Drawing on actual frauds and close calls, this program will review the most recent fraud efforts targeting lawyers, law firms and their clients, and provide practical tips to help you manage these risks.

Categories: CPD, Cyber dangers, Fraud

Funds Transfer Instructions Verification Checklist

Wire fraud is common, and it is costing Ontario lawyers money, time, anxiety, and loss of reputation. Any time you are transferring funds, you are at risk of being a victim of fraud. Consider using this checklist, based on a document created by the Law Society of British Columbia’s Lawyers Indemnity Fund (LIF), for every… Read More »

Categories: Checklist, Cyber dangers

You transferred funds to the wrong account – what now?

Fraudsters try to trick lawyers into wiring funds to an account that the fraudster controls. Sometimes, they succeed, and the funds get into the hands of criminals. What do you do then? Below are some examples that have been reported to us: 1. A lawyer’s office received a last-minute redirection of monies payable on the… Read More »

Categories: 2022 June - After Covid 19, Articles, Could This Happen to You?, Cyber dangers, Disaster Planning, Fraud, Legal Technology

Avoiding the wire fraud nightmare – what you need to know to protect yourself and your clients

Finding out that money you sent out of trust has gone missing is a lawyer’s worst nightmare. Unfortunately, we are seeing a rise in wire fraud efforts targeting law firms and their clients. Fraudsters have developed several ways to convince lawyers and law clerks to wire funds out of law firm trust accounts to fraudsters’… Read More »

Categories: CPD, Cyber dangers, Fraud, Legal Technology

Cybersecurity and Fraud Prevention Tips

Phishing attacks and other forms of cyberfraud are an increasingly common source of loss for lawyers. Our constantly changing technology, and the changing tactics used by fraudsters, require constant vigilance and adaptation. Here are a few tips to keep your and your clients’ information secure and prevent fraud.

Categories: Cyber dangers, Factsheets

A holiday tradition the pandemic won’t stop this year: frauds targeting lawyers

A holiday tradition the pandemic won’t stop this year: frauds targeting lawyers The pandemic means we won’t be able to fill our December holidays with the familial gatherings and other joyful celebrations to which we are accustomed. But even though many holiday activities and events are cancelled, there is one annual tradition that likely won’t… Read More »

Categories: Cyber dangers, Fraud, Online Only

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