Law firms and their clients are targets for cyber fraud including email compromise, payment redirection fraud and ransomware attack.
We strongly recommend that to minimise the risk of cyber fraud you do not act on any communication from Hayton Kosky Lawyers that provides you with account details into which you should transfer money without first contacting us on 03 9557 3355 and confirming its authenticity.
Before transferring money always call or visit the person handling your file or another known contact at the firm to verify you or we have the correct account details.
Hayton Kosky does not have nor operate a Solicitors Trust Account. Do not respond to any request to transfer funds to our “Trust Account“. Beware: It will, unfortunately, be a hoax and a scam. If you do get such a request to transfer your funds to “our trust account” report this immediately to Brett Hayton Principal. Secondly, time is of the essence. If you do make a transfer from what is a fraudulent request, immediately contact your bank to stop the Transfer. We will never request you to transfer funds to “our trust account” because we do not own or operate a Solicitors Trust Account. Any loss incurred by the sender is not the responsibility of Hayton Kosky Lawyers.
Collection of Personal Information
We may collect personal information from you when you use our website, contact us, or engage our services. This information may include your name, contact details, and any other information you provide to us.
We will only collect personal information that is necessary for us to provide our services to you and in accordance with Australian and Victorian laws. We will collect this information lawfully and fairly, and will only collect it with your consent.
Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
We will only use or disclose your personal information for the purpose for which it was collected, or for a related purpose that you would reasonably expect. We will not use or disclose your personal information for any other purpose without your consent.
We may disclose your personal information to third parties if it is necessary to provide our services to you, or if we are required to do so by law.
Security of Personal Information
We take reasonable steps to protect the personal information we hold from misuse, interference, loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. We use a range of physical and electronic security measures to protect your personal information.
Access and Correction of Personal Information
You have the right to access the personal information we hold about you and to request that we correct any inaccurate or out-of-date information. If you would like to access or correct your personal information, please contact us.
Hayton Kosky acknowledges the Traditional Owners and custodians of the land (Naarm – Melbourne – Naarm) on and before August 30, 1835.
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