Over the last number of years we have seen an increase in the unlawful use of our company name and/or the names of our attorneys.
The Watson Law Incorporated company name and the names of our attorneys have been used in various fraudulent communications, letters and telephone calls.
These fraudulent communications typically seek to mine personal information and data of an identified victim, often an active client, by suggesting that our firm wishes to update our banking details and all current accounts are to be paid into this “new” banking account. Please note that no change in banking details will occur telephonically.
Other previous scams include obtaining an “inheritance” or “a job”, the information of which is obtainable after the payment of an upfront fee or the receipt of a demand for money in relation to a non-existent claim.
These types of scams are followed up with the delivery of falsified documentation referring to our firm’s name and/or the alleged attorney working on the matter.
Common scams include:
- inheritances from an unknown relative;
- offers of security work/visa services;
- bogus review websites, or name-and-shame websites;
- fake judges / barristers / solicitors / attorneys / legal practitioners misusing our name regarding the payment or release of any funds;
- foreign property transfers;
- contracts purporting to be drafted by us regarding the sale of overseas businesses;
- use of our telephone numbers by false credit collectors.
This is not an exhaustive list of the possible scams or corrupt dealings. Please remain at all times vigilant for your own protection. The aim of all these scams is to mine your money and/or your personal data, to be used in other unlawful activities.
Please at all times remember that the first contact is intended to gain your trust and only after the second or third communication do the fishing activities begin to request your money or personal details.
Please note that this firm and its employees are in no way involved in these or any other types of scams or corrupt activities. In addition, please note that we do not use Gmail, Hotmail, iCloud, Vodamail or Yahoo email addresses, nor email addresses such as email@example.com.
We recommend you delete scam emails and do not reply to any scam letters. Please do not click on any added internet links that may be included in email correspondence. Watson Law Incorporated will never send you a download
If you are unsure if you are dealing with a scam, please contact our office at: Contact Us.