Law firms and their clients are increasingly becoming the target of hacking attempts. In Queensland, there have been instances of law firms and clients being hacked, resulting in money being misappropriated.
In light of this, please:
Transfer any amount of more than $10,000 without first telephoning us to verbally confirm the account number, details and amounts.
Contact us using a phone number listed in any communication from us that asks for money or sets out account numbers or details without first checking the phone number in a prior separate paper communication from us or checking on our website or White or Yellow Pages telephone listing.
Open attachments, click on hyperlinks or download buttons in unexpected emails without first contacting the sender to check legitimacy.
Contact us if in any doubt about emails or other electronic communications that appear to have come from us.
Give the same warnings to anyone else you know who is involved in the matter (e.g. the agent, broker, family member involved or any other third party) and may also be involved in transferring money.
Contact us by telephone to confirm verbally any changes to your bank account details.
Should you have any concerns, please contact us on 07 3220 1144.