Email Disclaimer & Cyber Crime
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LexVeritas and their employees do not represent that this transmission is free from viruses or other defects and you should see it as your responsibility to check for viruses and defects. LexVeritas disclaims any liability to any person for loss and damage resulting (directly or indirectly) from the receipt of electronic mail (including enclosures).
Cyber Crime and Money Transfers
People across Australia have lost money when hackers have impersonated parties involved in a legal matter by altering electronic communications including email, fax, social media, text, instant messaging, file sharing and documents including PDF or Word documents.
Do not act on any communication (from LexVeritas, or anyone else) that requires you to send, deposit, pay or transfer funds above $10,000 (Australian dollars or equivalent in another currency) until you:
check the phone number of the apparent sender of the communication – use a source other than the communication that asks for money (e.g. a separate paper communication, the person’s website, white or yellow pages telephone listing);
contact the apparent sender (including LexVeritas) of that communication by using that phone number;
read out and read back the account and BSB numbers (or other specific payment details where applicable, e.g. if not a bank account) contained in the communication; and
confirm any other payment instructions.
Tell others involved in your matter who are anticipated to transfer funds to also follow these steps.