Bogus law firms promise payouts in elaborate scam | Scotland
Bogus law practices are defrauding victims using sophisticated websites that offer “no win, no fee” services to people who have been involved in accidents.
The professional governing body for Scottish solicitors has urged consumers to be wary when engaging with online operators who purport to offer specialist legal services.
The Law Society of Scotland issued its warning after criminals set up a website for McCallum and Co, which claims to operate in Fife, Edinburgh and Glasgow and mirrors content used by legitimate firms of solicitors.
The bogus company, which falsely claims it is based in Cowdenbeath High Street, has a highly plausible online presence that includes customer testimonials and links to Facebook and the corporate networking site LinkedIn.
Its website states: “We are a family