CYBER CRIME & EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS
Security experts report that email scams are increasingly common and that transactions involving solicitors are regularly targeted. Please be aware that we would never contact you with changes to important business information, such as bank account details, by email, and, to protect clients, will not accept instructions by email to make payments into a bank account of which we do not already have details or of a change in a client’s bank account details. Please contact us urgently by telephone on 0191 5666 500, if you are ever unsure about the authenticity of an email that appears to have come from this firm or are given cause to have any suspicions at all about the content of such an email.
In addition, we do not recommend that any sensitive or private information is sent by email and in any event urge you not to send any such data in an unencrypted format. Email is not secure and can be intercepted