Cyber Crime & Bank Fraud
Cybercrime is unfortunately increasing and fraudsters are now targeting law firms in order to divert payments to alternative bank accounts. In response to this, please note that Purdys will not update payment details via email alone. Should you receive an email attempting to amend payment details, please contact the individual dealing with your matter by telephone as we cannot accept responsibility for losses arising from your transfer of funds.
The SRA website has a section on Scam Alerts, so you can find out if fraudsters have been spoofing a solicitor firm’s email address - www.sra.org.uk