- in the category: Fraud alerts
We have recently been informed of multiple telephone scams - one from someone claiming to be from the Law Society and others from fraudsters claiming to provide a 'Telephone Preference Service'.
We have been informed of scam emails claiming to be from 'Law Society' sent out to solicitors and law firms with PDF downloads.
Scottish law firms have recently been targeted by a redemption statement scam when acting in sale or remortgage transactions.
We are aware of a potential scam where solicitor firms are receiving emails claiming to be from members of the public asking them to click a 'dropbox' link.
We’re aware of scam involving a fake law firm calling itself 'James Strachen Solicitors' claiming to have an address at Carnoustie High Street in Angus.
We’re aware of scam involving a fake law firm calling itself ‘Campbell Brown Legal Solicitors’ with a website claiming Campbell Brown is their ‘lead attorney’ and they ‘take cases all over the world’.
The Law Society of England and Wales have confirmed that they did not send these emails and you should not open the attachment.
The police have notified Cifas of an increasing number of cyberattacks targeting organisations’ financial departments.
A large volume of scam emails are being reported with many appearing as if they come from existing law firms.
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 – 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.
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.