Fraud, scams and cyber-crime is one of the greatest risks posed to the public and consumers of legal services. Our clients’ financial security is very important to us and at Cubism Law we are bound by the Principles of the SRA to protect client money and assets as well as to act in the public interest.
You should always be on the look-out for criminal conduct so that you do not become a victim of fraud. Remember that a criminal might deliberately try to impersonate someone acting on your behalf as member of this firm. Never hand over any money or any personal or financial information unless you are sure you know who you are dealing with and their true intentions.
Fraudulent scams usually originate by email and may seek information about your personal or confidential information. Scams also may be directed at obtaining your bank account details in order that money can be paid to you or promise you a large sum of money in return. You may be directed to a false website that intentionally replicates the look of a legitimate website or use the name of a legitimate organisation or person (including that of a law firm or lawyer) without their knowledge or permission.
If you receive an email or other communication purporting to come from this firm and you are in any doubt about the origin of the email, please contact the firm member you normally deal with to check.
Cubism Law does not regularly change its bank details. In the event that you receive an email from us requesting that you pay monies to another bank account, you should take steps to verify the change of bank details with the person handling your matter or with our Finance Team on 0207 831 0101 before making payment. Clients should take appropriate steps to satisfy themselves that the bank details they hold for the firm are accurate.
We recommend that you keep your anti-virus and anti-malware software up-to-date to reduce the risk of being caught out by online scams. More information about scams and frauds can be found at: