DRS has been made aware of a potential scam involving fake checks that is directed at mediators.
The initial email to a Virginia certified mediator was similar to the email on p. 17 of the following Manitoba Law Society article: https://lawsociety.mb.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Communique-June-2021.pdf. See pp. 14-19 for the entire article.
A 2011 Mediate.com article warns of similar online scams: https://www.mediate.com/articles/bewareonlinescams.cfm
The following reporting information is from the Virginia Attorney General’s Office, Consumer Protection Scam Alert webpages, where you can also find Red Flags and Tips to protect against scams and archived scam alerts.
If you believe you or someone you know has been the victim of this or any other scam, please reach out to Attorney General Herring’s Consumer Protection Section: