Law firm scams – run by non-lawyer scam artists – are being set up to fleece “clients” using websites stolen from legitimate law firms.
The picture above purports to be a London, UK law firm – Dovernor – but it is in fact an image taken from a legitimate US law firm using a picture of US attorney Karl Johnson who works out of Kansas. And other firms have similarly had their imagery used by criminals.
In the UK, the Solicitors Regulation Authority says it is getting “more and more reports” of fake law firms, uncovering as many as one a day.
Here are the scams that criminal gangs are carrying out behind the fictitious legal fronts.