At Awdry Law we take cybersecurity very seriously.
Cybercrime, also called computer crime, involves the use of a computer as an instrument to create illegal opportunities such as committing fraud, stealing intellectual property, stealing identities and violating privacy. Cyber criminals seek to exploit human or security vulnerabilities in order to steal passwords, data or money directly.
Cybercrime fraud is a real and increasing threat, particularly with the risk of criminals intercepting emails and fraudulently changing legitimate bank account details with the objective of stealing your money.
Please be vigilant and ensure caution at all times when responding to any requests for your bank details. If you receive a suspicious or unexpected email from us, please do not reply to the email, click on any links, open any attachments or comply with any instructions contained within it.
Our bank account details will not change during the course of a transaction. If you receive an email or any other method of contact from us requesting or changing bank details, do not send any funds.
Please be aware that a phishing email (an email not from the legitimate source) may contain fraudulent contact details, so please identify our contact details via other means.
Always speak to a member of our team before transferring any money.
We will not accept responsibility if you transfer money to an incorrect bank account.
If you have any doubt about the authenticity of a communication purportedly from Awdry Law please call us on 01380 722311 or send an email to our Risk & Compliance Solicitor; firstname.lastname@example.org.