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Cheque Fraud and Red Flags

Please be aware that the name Kingsley Adams was recently associated with a fraudulent cheque in a real estate matter.

The Law Society would like to remind you to be aware of the increasing prevalence of cheque fraud and other scams. Below you will find copies of Notices previously sent which provide some guidance on how to avoid becoming the victim of such frauds. Remember that the names associated with these frauds are constantly changing so members must be vigilant to ensure the legitimacy of any transaction.

Members are also reminded that the Client Identification and Verification Rules were introduced as a guard against this type of fraud and efforts at money laundering and must be followed.

Scam update – January 2021

Scam update – January 2018

Scam update – September 2015

Scam update – June 2014

Previous Scam Notices

Mortgage Fraud – Red Flags 2