Fraud alerts 2016

Suspicious emails from a "Linda McNair" - 22 July 2016

We’re aware of potentially malicious emails being sent from a “Linda McNair Conveyancer PLS Connect” reporting to relate to a property transaction.

The emails contain attachments made to appear like ones normally used in conveyancing, but there is a concern that these attachments may contain harmful malware if opened.

There were similar reports of suspicious emails from this source in May 2016, and it appears the threat has now returned.

If you receive suspicious emails from a “Linda McNair” or indeed any suspicious emails, do not open any attachments or click on links. There is information available about how to report fraud and internet crime.

We'd also like to remind members that training on protecting your firm from fraud is available.

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