The Fredericton Chamber of Commerce has recently become aware of fraudulent activities regarding inheritance claims and other legal matters using the chamber’s corporate identity and the personal identity and contact information of our CEO. These activities include, but are not limited to email “phishing” attempts and phone calls – the fraudsters may also be using other methods that we are not yet aware.
For clarity: the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce is NOT a Law Firm and it does not provide legal services of any kind.
If you have received information that our chamber is attempting to contact you regarding legal or financial matters such as inheritances, trusts, estate proceedings, these communications are fraudulent. Our organization would not ask individuals for personal financial information.
If you have received emails from someone indicating they are a member of the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce team, or that they are a Fredericton Chamber of Commerce attorney/lawyer/barrister, then you are likely a target of an attempt at fraud and you should cease any communications with these individuals purporting to be representatives of our organization.
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 Bar Association or the Law Society of New Brunswick.