We have been made aware that there have been an increasing number of scams and fraudsters using the names of law firms and their staff with the aim of obtaining monies from credulous recipients of email communications.
The most common element is the redirecting of monies using emails which appear to come from our firm. If you are a client of the firm, we will have provided you with details of our firm’s client account in pdf format by email.
Please check the validity of any emails you receive requesting money on account and/or details of a particular transaction by speaking to either the fee earner dealing with your matter directly or a Partner of our firm. Please also check the bank details you have for us by way of a telephone call to our office before remitting any funds to our client account.
If you believe you have received any unexpected requests purporting to be from us in relation to funds, please contact us as a matter of urgency.
Action Fraud Reports can be lodged with The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau by calling 0300 123 2040 or via their website www.actionfraud.police.uk