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Safe Funds Transfer to Solicitors: Avoiding Scams

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Ben Slade
27th June 2023
Safe funds transfer to solicitors is crucial in today's digital age, as fraudsters are increasingly intercepting emails between solicitors and their clients. One particular scam involving residential conveyancing is working well for fraudsters. We are aware of a number of such incidents involving other law firms around the UK in the last few months.

Fraudsters are intercepting emails between solicitors and their clients. They then send emails pretending to be the solicitor and giving new bank account details.

It is often very difficult to pick up the fact that the emails are fake, so extra caution should be taken when you receive any email correspondence from your solicitor.

Before you transfer funds, you should telephone your solicitor to confirm the account details are correct.  This is especially important if you have recently received notification of a change of bank account.

To ensure a safe funds transfer to your solicitor, it’s vital to verify any changes in bank details directly with your solicitor over the phone.

We currently have no plans to change our bank details.

Don’t become another victim of this online scam.

At Maitland Walker, we understand the importance of safe fund transfers to solicitors and are committed to protecting our clients from online scams.

Maitland Walker solicitors take internet security and client confidentiality extremely seriously and regularly update working practices to keep one step ahead of the latest scams.

Maitland Walker LLP

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