A scam involving lawyers is sweeping our area and has been reported to our firm. Unfortunately, the predators use the names of lawyers they find online and, disturbingly, have been using names from some of the lawyers in our firm. We have reported this to the relevant law enforcement agencies and are doing everything we can to help protect the victims of this senseless crime.
The predators will use “deep fake” technology to mimic the voice of a loved one that they claim is in trouble. Don’t be fooled, as the artificial intelligence used to mimic someone’s voice is very convincing.
The “voice” of the loved one will claim to have been involved in an accident and claim that they are now in jail or about to be jailed. The “voice” will ask their victim to call a public defender and send that lawyer money. The “voice” will provide the name of the “public defender” and a phone number to call.
This is a SCAM. Do not send these people money. Although the predators use the name of a real lawyer, this is simply a way to convince you to send money. None of our lawyers are public defenders and we would never ask you for money upfront or ask to wire money to our firm.
If you are a victim of this scam, please call the police and report it immediately. Also, please check in on your loved ones to ensure that they are safe and healthy.