Law Society warns of scammers posing as senior lawyers or large law firms

Singapore Law Society

Scammers have taken to posing as senior lawyers to trick members of the public into giving them money or their e-mail account details.

On Friday (Feb 14), the Law Society of Singapore said in a statement that in one such instance, the fraudsters used the name of a senior partner in a large law firm to trick a member of the public into making a loan transaction.

They forged a letter using the senior partner's name and law practice without the lawyer knowing or consenting to this, said the society, a body that carries out various functions under the Legal Profession Act, including protecting and assisting the public in all matters related to the law. [read more]

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