Law Society warns over solicitors’ cheques

The Law Society has warned solicitors about a spate of attempted frauds involving solicitors’ client account cheques.

20th October, 2007

The Law Society has warned solicitors about a spate of attempted frauds involving solicitors’ client account cheques.

The society said that fraudsters were making copies of cheques, forging solicitors’ signatures, and presenting the cheques for payment on the solicitors’ client account.

One Dublin solicitor told the Law Society that, when she examined bank statements, she found that the amounts of two cheques presented for payment ‘‘differed significantly’’ from her own payment records....

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