The Society has been informed of scam emails claiming to be from “Law Society” sent out to solicitors and law firms with PDF downloads.
The emails have the subject line “Important Information”, and claim that the Society has been trying to reach the recipient urgently and ask them to review an attachment. The “from” email address is not a Law Society of Scotland email address.
Solicitors are reminded of the Society’s Cybersecurity Guide (www.lawscot.org.uk), which includes tips on what to think about before opening emails and attachments. Do not click the link to download the attachment on these emails.
If you suspect a fraud, or other internet crime, remember to report it to www.actionfraud.police.uk
Where a fraud or scam has actually taken place, it should be reported directly to Police Scotland.
Last month the Society warned that Scottish law firms have recently been targeted by a redemption statement scam when acting in sale or remortgage transactions, involving apparently genuine statements but containing falsified bank account details; and of emails received from two fake law firms.
News of latest scams can be found at www.lawscot.org.ukSolicitors who wish to discuss any issues can contact the Professional Practice team on 0131 226 8896 or email@example.com
In this issue
- Borrowings, partner capital and profitability
- GDPR and the cloud
- Employment claims: is the flood still to come?
- Contributory fault: drivers, cyclists and pedestrians
- Reading for pleasure
- Opinion: Derek McCabe
- Book reviews
- Profile: Siobhan Kahmann
- President's column
- Application changes coming
- People on the move
- Seeking a better way
- Beyond borders
- Drawings and profitability
- Enforceable rights or progressive policy goals?
- Conflict theory: it works
- What the liquidators don't tell you
- The office on the move
- Please can we have some more?
- Health check for doctors' lines
- When creditors come first
- Keeping goods exclusive
- Tenant Farming Commissioner: the story so far
- HSE appeals: experts allowed in
- Scottish Solicitors' Discipline Tribunal
- Please don't stop the music
- Broadcasting's business end
- Public policy highlights
- Scam warnings escalate
- This time it's personal
- The game's not a bogey!
- "Only amateurs attack machines; professionals target people"
- When estate agents need client ID
- Banks, client accounts and the Money Laundering Regulations
- Third party rights: what now?
- Ask Ash