There is a continuing increase in the reports of Cyber Crime. This is an ever-increasing problem; we all need to be extra careful when replying to any requests for bank details. Criminals can intercept emails or alter legitimate bank accounts in order to steal your funds.
Our bank account details will NOT change during the course of a transaction, so please speak to us before transferring any money. We will not take responsibility if you transfer money to an incorrect bank account. If you receive an email from Burningham & Brown asking you to send money to a different bank account or requesting your bank details, please contact the person dealing with your matter by telephone immediately to clarify.
We operate a strict policy of not accepting bank details by email so please do not send us your bank details by email. When we need bank details from you for your transaction, we will telephone you to ask for these. You must speak to your Solicitor on the telephone to confirm your bank details. It is safer to use secure communication with your Solicitor over secure communication channels and apply multi-factor authentication.
Money Laundering is the process by which the proceeds of crime, and the true ownership of those proceeds, is changed so that it appears to come from a legitimate source.
Burningham & Brown is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority - SRA Number: 8000096