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Wire Transfer Fraud Prevention

There are many different scams out there to try to misdirect client trust money.  Many of these risks have been highlighted in past Law Society Communique articles, such as: 

Because the scams and associated risks are constantly evolving, in addition to educating yourself and your staff about red flags and recent scams, it is important to be constantly alert to the risks when handling trust money and sensitive to situations or circumstances that just don’t feel right.  Question the unusual, and ensure that you resolve the issue(s) before releasing funds.

If you’re not sure and want to discuss a situation further before proceeding, you can always contact the Law Society audit department.

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