Fraudsters are scamming individuals and companies out of thousands of pounds by intercepting payment for property purchases. If you’re sending account details by email, you could be targeted by email payment fraud.
Recently the conveyancing industry has become a victim of this online crime. Homebuyers/sellers and solicitors have lost more than £10m in the last year. Paul Philip, chief executive of the SRA, says this is an issue that’s not going away. But it isn’t just house deposits and property sale proceeds that are under threat. If account details are sent by email, there’s a risk your email could be intercepted and your payment instructions revised to redirect funds into the wrong hands. Whether you’re transferring a house deposit to a solicitor, or making a payment to a travel agent or builder, it’s important to approach emails regarding payment with caution.
Here at Dicksons we will never send a client an email with our bank details asking for a payment. If a payment is required from a client, we will instead call or write to that person. We also provide our bank details at the start of any transaction and will never contact you by email with different details.
If you receive any emails purported to be from us, asking for a payment and providing bank details for you to send such payment, then always question whether these are genuine and pick up the phone and call us to check.
OUR PRACTICE AREAS
Dicksons Solicitors offer a wide range of legal services with competitive fee structures tailored to your individual needs. Dicksons Solicitors also hold a contract with the Legal Aid Agency.
who we are and what we do?
Dicksons Solicitors in its current form was a result of a merger between Challinors and Dickson, Blaggs and HMB Law. As a practice, we can, therefore, trace our roots back to the 1800’s. With approximately 35 staff working at our offices our popularity is due to extremely successful, jargon-free, legal advice delivered with very high levels of care and professional standards. Dicksons Solicitors offer a wide range of legal services. As a firm, we are able to offer Legal Aid and can quickly advise whether you are likely to be eligible.
If you would like to speak to us to find out whether or not you qualify for Legal Aid please either
telephone 01782 262424 or email us and we will be happy to see you at any of our premises.
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