Monday, February 28, 2011
According to a Pennsylvania grand jury indictment, over 80 law firms in the U.S. and Canada have been bilked out of more $32 million by this scam. If a potential international client asks you to cash a check from a third party and send the proceeds to the client, subtracting your fee, watch out! The check probably is bogus, and after you cash it, the bank will expect you to make good on it. Here is an article from the Legal Intelligencer explaining how the scheme works.