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More than 50 lawyers in Ontario targeted for money in e-mail fraud, LAWPRO says

Thursday, July 06, 2017 @ 12:37 PM | By Paula Kulig

The Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company (LAWPRO) in Ontario has received more than 50 reports from lawyers who have been targeted in a fraud that uses e-mails asking them to transfer funds.

Dan Pinnington, LAWPROLAWPRO issued a fraud alert on June 30 and again on July 4, advising lawyers in the province to be aware of the practice and providing the e-mail addresses that are being used by the person or people involved.

Dan Pinnington, the company’s vice-president of claims prevention and stakeholder relations, said in an...