Law Society warns of scams involving bogus law firms and lawyer impersonation, Courts & Crime News & Top Stories
SINGAPORE – Scammers have taken to setting up bogus law firms, impersonating lawyers and using phishing attacks purportedly from law firms’ e-mail addresses, to dupe members of the public into giving them money.
The number and sophistication of such scams here has grown as more Singaporeans now transact online, said Mr Gregory Vijayendran, president of the Law Society of Singapore, during a virtual press conference on Friday (May 28).
The Law Society said there were seven cases of scams relating to law firms or lawyers in the past three years.
In one instance, scammers set up a fake law firm named “Goh Keng Law Firm”.