Email scam causes loss of £45,000 as conveyancing emails are hacked

The use of email to carry confidential client information is still a significant cause of computer crime in the UK, with more than 70% of law firms persisting with the use of this high-risk means of carrying confidential information.

The latest instance has seen a tragic case involving newly-wed first time buyers lose their life savings, following the interception of emails by hackers who falsified bank details. Please click here for more information.

Using the Safe4 secure document delivery and storage service will radically reduce the risk of fraudulent interception of confidential information. The Safe4 service is SRA compliant, and never uses email to carry documents; by using UK-based ISO 27001 accredited data centres, performing full encryption of all uploaded information, and contracting with customers under English Law, Safe4 offers a fast and effective service that enhances regulatory compliance and offers levels of security that email cannot match. Even “secure” email services are often clumsy and inefficient, and do not offer the comprehensive audit trails and reporting facilities of Safe4.

For more information on how Safe4 can make your client communications fast, efficient and secure, please contact us. We will be delighted to assist you.