Scammers are increasingly targeting law practices, posing as clients or beneficiaries via email to divert payment of funds away from you.
This is why we will always confirm account details over the phone before any fund transfer is processed. This is the best defence against this type of scam.
On top of this, we also consistently:
- Request clients update or confirm telephone numbers held on file (scammers will often send fake phone numbers and avoid confirming details over the phone).
- Warn clients about email fraud and make sure they know that our firm will NEVER advise of changes to account details via email.