An email that arrived at Skunkworks this morning from a "European based marine construction firm" seeking a referral to local legal counsel struck me as a bit off. A quick (are there any other kind?) Google search quickly revealed this to be a known fraud, and high on the search results list was a helpful page from the Law Society of British Columbia with a lengthy list of known fraud aliases - even listed by the type of scam as well as alphabetically. We think it's a handy resource BC lawyers should be aware of. Email cold-call inquiry to your firm? Have a quick check here on the name to potentially save yourself some bother down the road.
Here is a list of some of the different names and documents that fraudsters have used in BC.