Cyber Security

If you receive any communication purporting to be from Harper Macleod LLP or any of our partners or employees about which you are uncertain or suspicious, please forward it to security@harpermacleod.co.uk and we will investigate.   Never reply to such e-mails and particularly do not part with money, provide personal or confidential information and do not click on any links in the e-mail.

Please be aware that email is not secure and can be intercepted and amended.  If you are due to transfer money to Harper Macleod and have received an e-mail with sort code and account details then we recommend you call your Harper Macleod solicitor or contact to corroborate these details.  Please use a phone number from our website or terms of engagement letter and not one from the same e-mail as contains the bank account details.  We will not change bank account details during the course of a transaction.

Harper Macleod LLP will never attempt to induce anyone to click on links to potentially fraudulent websites, or submit personal information, or to part with money as an up front payment in order, for example, to release a prize.  We have become aware that Harper Macleod LLP's name is being used in conjunction with:

1. The distribution of funds to 5 lucky people from the Weir Charitable Trust (sometimes from Chris Weir or Christine Weir in relation to the distribution of lottery money, and usually quoting an e-mail address that does not match our @harpermacleod.co.uk domain)

2. Glasgow 2014, in relation to an email scam and other fraudulent or inappropriate conduct.

Harper Macleod LLP has reported these scam emails to the UK police.

For further information on how you can improve online safety behaviour please visit the UK Government’s site https://www.cyberstreetwise.com/