Sensei’s John Simek was quoted in “How Law Firms Can Fight Back Against Fake Websites” by Aebra Coe with Law 360.
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Excerpt: In addition to the case in Texas, there have been reports of fake lawyer and fake law firm websites in, among other places, New York, California, Colorado and Maryland, and outside the U.S. in the U.K. and Canada.
“There’s nothing to stop somebody from doing this and making themselves look as if they’re a real law firm by taking pictures off the internet, downloading them and purporting to be someone else,” said John Simek, vice president of Sensei Enterprises, a digital forensics, information technology and cybersecurity company. Over the past several years, an IP boutique in New York filed a lawsuit claiming a website sprung up with a nearly identical domain name to its own that was used to intercept emails intended for the firm’s lawyers and staff, a Canadian newspaper reported that plagiarized photos from a real law firm website were used to create the appearance of a legitimate Toronto law firm so that scammers could conduct a fraudulent real estate deal, and a high school graduate with no law degree set up a website pretending to be a lawyer and represented at least 50 bankruptcy clients in Maryland.