Extract from Peter Brown’s article “Internet Fraud: COVID-19 Causes Increased Vulnerability”
The changes overwhelming every lawyer’s legal practice in the past two months were unimaginable at the start of this year. Disruption breeds opportunity. Among the first to seize upon the confusion, disruption and fear brought on by COVID-19 were the Internet scammers.
While various scams have been victimizing Internet users since the dawn of the Internet, the disruption caused by COVID-19 makes lawyers working from home, perhaps for the first time, more vulnerable. This article will identify some of the most common ploys and how to avoid making your law firm a victim.