Fraud alerts - 2015

'UK data control' scam - 1 December 2015

We have been made aware that at least one Scottish firm has been receiving scam letters from a company called 'UK Data Control' who claim to be based in Hamburg. 

In one case, the letter and accompanying form ask for the Law Society’s VAT number, but in the small print it explains there will be a £800 annual charge for adding you to their system.  An internet search of this company shows that it is a scam.

Solicitors and firms are reminded to be on the lookout for suspicious letters or emails seeking payment or the transfer of money and to report these where necessary.