Educational institutions should be aware of fraudulent request for payments from vendors. The FBI Boston Division identified three incidents over the past month where perpetrators submitted fraudulent transfer authorization forms to divert payments to Boston area colleges and universities. The perpetrators portrayed themselves as construction companies and sent emails/letters with instructions requesting payments to be made by wire to a bank account. The requests typically look like they are from a contractor or vendor providing services. They simulate the logo or email/web site address of the vendor. For example: Continue Reading Educational Institutions Targeted in Fraudulent Payment Requests
Tony Starr is a Member in the firm’s Boston office. His practice focuses primarily on construction law dispute resolution. Tony has represented contractors, owners, developers, and public authorities in both the public and private sectors in major construction dispute arbitrations, mediations, and litigations. He is a frequent lecturer regarding construction law.