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Scam emails from 'The Law Society support centre'

The Law Society of England and Wales have confirmed that they did not send these emails and you should not open the attachment.

Cyberattacks targeting finance teams

The police have notified Cifas of an increasing number of cyberattacks targeting organisations’ financial departments.

Fake law firm emails on the rise

A large volume of scam emails are being reported with many appearing as if they come from existing law firms.

Fraud alert - Caller claiming to be from RBS

A law firm received a telephone call this week from someone claiming to be Jonathan Leslie, Digital Fraud Strategy Relationship Manager from Royal Bank of Scotland in Edinburgh.

Smishing fraud alert - 27 May 2017

Smishing – the term used for SMS phishing – is an activity which enables criminals to steal victims’ money or identity, or both, as a result of a response to a text message.

Scammers using WannaCry attack to lure victims - 23 May 2017

Action Fraud has received the first reports of tech-support scammers claiming to be from Microsoft who are taking advantage of the global WannaCry ransomware attack.

Increasing fraudulent bank calls to law firms - 23 May 2017

Over the last week, we have been receiving multiple calls or emails every day about attempted fraud attacks on client accounts.

Fraudsters target conveyancing firms on busy days - 19 May 2017

The Lloyds Banking Group professional practices team has warned conveyancing firms to be aware of fraudsters targeting them at busy times for completions.

WannaCry ransomware cyber attacks - 17 May 2017

Following the WannaCry attacks on Friday 12 May 2017, the Scottish Business Resilience centre (SBRC) has published useful guidance for businesses.

Fake law firm calling itself ‘Taylor McGivern & Co’

We’re aware of scam involving a fake law firm calling itself ‘Taylor McGivern & Co’, who have a website claiming them to be 'the largest law firm in Glasgow, Scotland'.

'Law abiding citizen' and other phishing emails - 6 April 2017

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has issued an alert which explains how fraudsters are deploying banking trojans to unsuspecting victims in order to compromise their banking credentials and passwords.

Return of fraudulent bank calls to law firms - 17 February 2017

A law firm based in Inverness has received calls from a ‘Brian Johnston’ claiming to be from the ‘Bankline Fraud team’.