IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE
The legal sector is frequently targeted by criminals, who may try and impersonate lawyers or law firms e.g. misusing their name or stealing their identity for scams or other illegal purposes.
Criminals will seek to take advantage of the anonymity that email and the internet offer.
Typical examples of scams will include phishing emails with malicious attachments, which may ask you to click on a link or otherwise enter your personal data (which can be sold on to others).
Likewise, everyone should be on the lookout for those emails which ask you to provide your bank account details or passwords (which can be used to divert money to the criminal’s bank accounts).
Cybercrime Alert: Bank Details:
Spire’s bank account details WILL NOT change during the course of a transaction, and we will NOT change our bank details via email. Please be careful to check account details with us in person if in any doubt. We will not accept responsibility if you transfer money into an incorrect account.
Otherwise, please act cautiously for your own protection.
Here to Help
Please contact DataProtection@spiresolicitors.co.uk or telephone Compliance on 01603 677077 if you have any concerns about the authenticity of emails, or any other document, which purport to be from Spire Solicitors LLP.
Should you have any concerns over the authenticity of a solicitor or existence of a law firm, we recommend you contact the Law Society, either by telephone on +44 (0)20 7320 5650 (Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 17:30) or online using their ‘Find a Solicitor’: http://solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk/
More information regarding illegal frauds can be found at:
Solicitors’ Regulation Authority: http://www.sra.org.uk/consumers/problems/fraud-dishonesty/scams.page
Action Fraud: https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/