Protecting Yourself from Cashier’s Check Fraud


There is a scam targeting attorney firms, where someone from a foreign country emails a firm, saying they are trying to collect a large payment from a local company. The debtor pays by cashier’s check, which the law firm deposits in its trust account. The client becomes more and more insistent on being sent the payment. The lawyer calls the bank and determines the funds are available and wires the payment, only to discover some days later that the cashier’s check was fraudulent.

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