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Fraud Notice

Fraudulent/Unauthorized Communications Using the Blakes Name

FRAUDULENT COMMUNICATIONS


We have learned that several people have received fraudulent emails that appear to come from individuals at Blakes, including those named Nadia Hopkins and Michael Braxton. These messages, some of which are sent from misleading email addresses ending with @blakese.com (not @blakes.com), claim that the recipient owes payment on an overdue invoice or that they may be entitled to an inheritance.   

These messages do not come from Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP or anyone authorized to act on behalf of our Firm.

If you received an email of this kind, we suggest that you do not respond, click on any links or open attachments to the email, or engage with the sender. We have reported this matter to law enforcement. If you have actually lost any money as a result of this communication, please report the crime to your local police.

Canadian residents, you may report the attempted fraud to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre: http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/index-eng.htm.

U.S. residents, you may report the attempted fraud to the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Centre: https://complaint.ic3.gov.

U.K. residents, you may report the attempted fraud to Action Fraud: actionfraud.police.uk.

FALSE CLAIMS OF ASSOCIATION WITH BLAKES BY CLEARWAY LAW


A website named ClearWay Law suggests that it can facilitate introductions to our lawyers.

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP has no association with ClearWay Law and has not approved the inclusion of our lawyers’ names on its website.

If you wish to communicate with a Blakes lawyer, please contact them directly through the Firm Directory on our website.