Crime Group Targets Attorneys With Wire Fraud Scam

Transnational Organized Crime (TOC) groups are targeting attorneys across the United State with a sophisticated debt fraud scheme, the FBI is reporting. The TOC groups hire unwitting attorneys to represent them for a fraudulent legal scenario, solicit them to deposit large counterfeit checks into their client trust accounts, and then persuade them to immediately wire the deposited amount to a foreign bank account controlled by members of the TOC group. The FBI issued an advisory to inform the legal community how the scheme works, how to help mitigate the threat, and how to report incidents to law enforcement.

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