Like many large organizations with a global brand, Norton Rose Fulbright from time to time attracts the attention of individuals who are intent on misusing its name or the names of its lawyers and employees in the pursuit of fraudulent activities.
We endeavour to highlight the major frauds that we are aware of on this fraud alerts page, but unfortunately the increasing volume and type of frauds and scams means that it is impossible to prevent the misuse of the firm’s name and the names of our lawyers and employees. The most common frauds and scams known to us are listed below. This list is not exhaustive.
If you receive a communication which purports to be in our name or in the name of our lawyers or employees and are unsure as to its provenance or veracity, please contact us on email@example.com before engaging with the sender any further.
We report fraudulent activities involving our name or the names of our lawyers and employees to the relevant regulatory and law enforcement agencies.
August 17, 2018
Fraudulent communications (including invoices)
We are aware that fraudulent invoices are in circulation purporting to come from an individual who works at Norton Rose Fulbright.
Example of fraudulent invoice | Example of fraudulent invoice 2
If you receive a communication which purports to be in our name or in the name of our lawyers or employees and are unsure as to its provenance or veracity, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or your usual billing contact at Norton Rose Fulbright. We regret that you may be exposed to these scams. Please be assured that we are taking all possible steps to identify those responsible, and we would appreciate any information that you can provide which might help in this respect.
We are aware that emails are in circulation purporting to come from an individual who works at Norton Rose Fulbright informing the recipient that payments are available in respect of fatalities that have occurred to family members and requesting the recipient to provide certain personal details. These emails are bogus and have no connection with us.
We operate to a single email naming convention: email@example.com. Any communications not in this format or which feature a derivative of our global email address are likely to be fraudulent and should not be responded to.
We are aware that invoices and “acquisition closing letters” are in circulation purporting to have been issued by Norton Rose Fulbright. These documents, which are issued on a poor approximation of our letterhead, are bogus. We have reported the issue to the SRA and to the Police. If you have any concerns regarding invoices or letters that you may have received from Norton Rose Fulbright, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fraudulent invoice - Example
Edward Duuk - fraudulent referencing
We are aware that the above-named entity claims to be a subsidiary company of Norton Rose Fulbright and is fraudulently referencing our website and our address. We can confirm that Norton Rose Fulbright has no relationship whatsoever with Edward Duuk.