Unfortunately, fraud is now endemic in the real estate industry and that includes fraud against law firms. Our firm is targeted several times a week by scammers posing as potential clients. Eventually these scammers will (in one form or another) see access to our bank account information or request the wiring of funds. Caution on our part is in order. Additionally, increasing government regulation holds attorneys responsible for adequately identifying their clients and assuring that they are legitimate. Accordingly, we require evidence of identity (government-issued photo ID matching an address of record) as a pre-condition to rendering legal services. No exceptions.