Like other major organisations, from time to time Birketts attracts the attention of individuals who are intent on misusing its name or the names of its lawyers and employees in the pursuit of fraudulent activities.
If you receive a communication which purports to be in our name or in the name of our lawyers or employees and are unsure as to its provenance or veracity, please alert your usual contact at Birketts before engaging with the sender any further.
We report fraudulent activities involving our name or the names of our lawyers and employees to the relevant regulatory and law enforcement agencies.
8 June 2023
We are aware that fraudsters have emailed a small number of Birketts’ clients advising them that we have changed our bank details and asking them to send funds to a new account. This email has been sent from a bogus email account and Birketts has not changed its bank details.
We are in contact with affected clients and our IT team have blocked the sender where possible. For additional assistance, please contact us at [email protected].
5 December 2022
We are aware of fraudsters issuing fake invoices on behalf of Birketts, payable to sort code 23-14-70. Please do not send any funds to this sort code and check any email received with your contact at Birketts LLP.
22 September 2022
We are aware that fraudsters had emailed clients advising we have changed our bank details and to send funds to the new account using a Birketts email address that has 2 K’s in it i.e. [email protected], not easily spotted by clients. Birketts connected with affected clients and our IT Team investigated and blocked the sender where possible.