The Legal Notices should be read as a whole. Certain words as used in the Legal Notices and elsewhere on this website, in emails and in other materials are to have the meanings assigned here.
Bogus rewards, threats or claims
Criminals may pose as someone from Bird & Bird, or claim allegiance with Bird & Bird, in order to carry out scams or frauds.
Scam e-mails, which are typically badly written, appearing to come from Bird & Bird, or apparently other legitimate law firms, may indicate that:
In some cases the sender has been able to spoof the e-mail domain address of the legitimate law firm.
The messages may simply be an attempt to lure you into paying them money as an advance fee or for you to give them your banking details. In other cases the e-mail may contain a malicious attachment or web link. If a user opens the attachment or follows the link, a malicious code may be installed on the user's system without the user being aware.
At the present time (October 2015) we are aware that a bogus law firm, "Bird & Bird Law Partners", is circulating letters offering to assist recipients facilitate the release of a substantial charitable donation from the Neil Trotter Charity Project. The letters are sent in the name of James Taylor (said to be a "registered B&B firm partner") and are addressed as though sent from our London office, although they bear bogus telephone, fax and email contact details.
Please note that:
We recommend that you delete any scam emails you receive and do not reply to scam letters.
Please contact us if you wish to check if any communication you receive which refers to our firm or our lawyers is genuine.
Previously (in January 2014) we became aware of:
We assure clients that our email systems and wider network have not been compromised in any way. Cybercriminals are spoofing the name of reputable firms in the emails they send. We conform to industry standards to protect our systems.
For further information (on a commercial site) on the “Notice of appearance …” scam: http://myonlinesecurity.co.uk/notice-appearance-court-wa6142-fake-word-doc-malware/
Neither Bird & Bird nor any Bird & Bird individual will be responsible for any losses incurred by any such scam.
Should you have any doubt about the authenticity of a communication purportedly coming from Bird & Bird or wish to report a scam involving use of our name please contact us:
Tel : +44 (0)20 7415 6000
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