SRA warns of scammers targeting law firms

29 Mar 2017
The SRA has warned that law firms are being targeted by scammers who want to infiltrate IT systems.

Solicitors Firms have been sent emails saying their services are required. After the firms respond, the scammers send attachments or links to websites.

These attachments and links might contain malware, which allows the scammers to control or undermine IT systems. Some of the emails relate to the sale of a property or the purchase of a business.

The emails seen by the SRA have been sent from “Margaret” and “Mary Smollins”, from the email address, “”.

While genuine potential clients might indeed send information in this way, law firms should be wary of the risks of malware infecting their IT systems, and take action appropriate to their business. Nearly 500 firms have been contacted this way.

Visit the SRA website for the full news release.

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