The Society has issued a further alert after new cases emerged of attempted fraud.
In one, a cashroom received emails apparently from the most senior person in the firm, enquiring how to make a bank transfer, and further emails pressing for a transfer to a bank account in England; in another, a bank alerted a firm to an attempt to instruct large money transfers using forged solicitors’ signatures.
Clients in property transactions have also been targeted with emails apparently from their solicitors, claiming that the firm’s bank account has changed and seeking payment of a deposit into another account.
If members have any questions, please contact the Society’s Financial Compliance team.
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- Disharmony and disharmonising
- FCA reviews: not the end of the story?
- A host of claims for guests
- Pensions auto-enrolment: some clarity for trainees
- Reading for pleasure
- Opinion: Stewart Cunningham and Nadine Stott
- Book reviews
- President's column
- KIR: have your say
- People on the move
- You and whose mind?
- Deil tak the hindmost
- Cultivating judgment
- Women: paths to power
- Sorry: no longer the hardest word?
- Fairness in the balance
- Minimum pricing: the latest
- Planning: shakeup on the way?
- New burdens for employers?
- Scottish Solicitors Discipline Tribunal
- Ancillary rights as real rights
- Life at the cutting edge
- One form if firms hold client money
- Further fraud alerts issued
- Law reform roundup
- Guidance: duties re legal rights
- From the Brussels office
- Rights in chaos: asylum seekers and migrants in the EU
- Mirror wills: can I change?
- Renewal: the impetus for review
- Ask Ash
- The day of minimis is here
- If it ain't broken...?
- The voice of youth