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If you believe that you have been targeted by potentially fraudulent activity, please contact ALIA.
Learn How to Recognize, Avoid and Protect Yourself Against Fraud. For tips to avoid being victimized, read our list of Red Flags.
Other provincial law societies and supporting organizations offer their own fraud alert advisories and information on current frauds, which can act as supplemental resources in protecting you, your clients and your firm.
Contact us to report any suspicious activity in your practice or to find out more information about any of the ALIAlerts listed on our website.
Please note: The Alberta Lawyers Indemnity Association (ALIA) does not independently confirm the facts or allegations provided to us.
|July 3, 2020||Alberta Firm Attacked by Matrix|
|May 13, 2020||Court Runner Allegedly Falsifies Filing of Statements of Claim and Pockets Filing Fees|
|April 3, 2020||COVID-19 Pandemic Increases Cybersecurity and Fraud Risk|
|February 5, 2020||Sharp Increase Seen in Forged Trust Cheques|
|January 8, 2020||Foreign Bad Cheque Scams Ring in the New Year|
|December 4, 2019||Dog Bite Scam Attacks Alberta Lawyers|
|August 20, 2018||Fraudulent Emails Targeting Firms and Clients|
|June 29, 2018||A Fraudster Sitting Across the Desk from You?|
|June 20, 2018||Bad Cheque and Social Engineering Scams Continue into Summer|
|April 19, 2018||A New Twist on the Bad Cheque Scam|
|April 16, 2018||The Separation Agreement Scam is Back Again|
|March 2, 2018||Beware Phony DocuSign Phishing Scam|
|February 12, 2018||Quick Settlement Fake Cheque Scam|
|January 10, 2017||Beware Fake “Dropbox” Email Scam|
|December 20, 2017||Happy holidays? Not for one BC law firm reeling from a six-figure theft|
|November 13, 2017||Spear Phishing Season Extended: Phony “Direction to Pay” Scams Continue|
|October 2, 2017||Fake Trust Account Auditor Scam|
|August 21, 2017||Loan Settlement Scam|
|May 9, 2017||Fraudulent Payment Instructions|
|May 1, 2017||Commercial Equipment Purchase / Debt Collection Scam|
|February 23, 2017||Fraud Alert Retainer Refund Scam|
|January 23, 2017||Fraud Alert re Fake Complaint|
|January 23, 2017||Fraud Alert re Fake HSBC Manager|
Fraud alerts may include names used by fraudsters in Alberta. Real people with the same names may be the victims of a fraudster or of coincidence, but are not necessarily suspected of wrongdoing.
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ALIA does not provide legal advice. This information is not a replacement for specific legal advice and does not create a solicitor-client relationship. If you think you would benefit from legal advice, please contact an Alberta lawyer directly.