If you've reached our website, it's probably because a business that you are a customer of (such as your law firm) is a Safe Capital member firm.
Safe Capital helps businesses to inform and educate their clients about the risks they face from criminals from common types of fraud, such as the threats posed from Email Modification and Friday Afternoon Fraud.
If you are involved in a legal transaction (especially if you are moving house) - be highly suspicious if you get an email, call or text that seems to be from your lawyer but is pressuring you to do something quickly. Especially if the sender/caller:
Take the time to consider if this is a fraud attempt, and if you think it might be, contact your lawyer (using the contact details from your engagement letter) before doing anything else.
Ask your law firm about the risks you face from fraudsters, and how they can help protect you from the risks of Email Modification and Friday Afternoon Fraud. When choosing a law firm, remember to ask them if they are a Safe Capital member.
Stop and think before parting with your money or information - taking a moment could keep you safe.
Could it be fake? It’s ok to reject, refuse or ignore any requests. Only criminals will try to rush or panic you.
Contact your bank immediately if you think you’ve fallen for a scam and report it to Action Fraud.