The Atlantic Chamber of Commerce has become aware that fraudulent scams involving inheritance claims using the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce’s corporate identity are taking place. We are aware of several e-mail scams, known as phishing, at this time. Criminals may also be using other tactics including SMS text messages and phone calls.
The Atlantic Chamber of Commerce is NOT a Law Firm and it does not provide legal services of any kind.
The Atlantic Chamber of Commerce, nor any of its employees, does not provide legal services and does not represent individuals in legal matters of any kind (e.g., inheritance, trusts, estate proceedings), and will never ask for anyone’s personal financial information. If you have received emails from someone indicating they are a member of the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce team, or that they are an Atlantic Chamber of Commerce attorney/lawyer/barrister, then you may be a victim of an attempt at fraud.
We routinely report suspicious activities and accounts, and we ask anyone who has received messages from individuals claiming to be from the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce to do the same.
For more information on Cyber Security, visit The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security, or to report fraud, contact Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre or contact your local police force and or Canada’s national police force, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). To verify a lawyer’s status to practice law in Canada, please check with the Canadian or provincial bar associations: Canadian Bar Association, Law Society of New Brunswick, Law Society of Newfoundland & Labrador, Law Society of Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society.
Protect Yourself Online
For more information on phishing scams, what to look for and how to protect yourself, visit the Get Cyber Safe website.
Watch the Get Cyber Safe video on Phishing and how cybercriminals pose as legitimate organizations to try and lure you into giving them your sensitive data.