Email Scams

Admin | 12 Feb 2020

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From time to time you may receive fraudulent emails and letters from third parties purporting to come from Chetcuti Cauchi or our lawyers in connection with fraudulent scams.  These scams can take many forms and constantly change but they often originate from an email.  Examples of email scams include the following:

Fraudulent emails and letters

Third parties can impersonate Chetcuti Cauchi partners or staff using emails addresses provided by Gmail, Outlook, Hotmail or Yahoo. Letters and emails may include a copy of the firms branding and request you to provide your personal details or request to make a payment in advance for legal services.

Domain name

Scam emails may use domain names very similar to Chetcuti Cauchi’s genuine domain. Genuine emails from partners and staff will either only use the domain names:,, or or

Request to change bank account details

Our bank account details will NOT change during the course of a transaction. If you receive such an email, please telephone your Chetcuti Cauchi contact before any payment is made.

Inheritance fraud

Third parties may impersonate Chetcuti Cauchi using emails and letters that suggest that the recipient is due a large sum of money (for example, inheritance, unclaimed bank funds or loans) and request the recipient to click on a link or request you to provide your personal details.

False invoice for legal services

Fraudsters can attempt to contact clients to inform them of incorrect bank details for payment of false invoices. Chetcuti Cauchi does not regularly change its bank details. If the bank details quoted differ from those currently held by a client, please contact our Finance team to verify the request before making payment.

Report suspicious activity

Please note the above list is not exhaustive. We would encourage you to exercise caution with respect to any emails that seem suspicious.  We report fraudulent activities involving our name or the names of our lawyers and employees to the relevant regulatory and law enforcement agencies.

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