The Law Society has warned holders of its Conveyancing Quality Scheme accreditation to beware of a malicious email sent from a variety of addresses including a btconnect account.

A number of CQS member firms have already received the spoof email, which has the subject line ’Your Ref: Completion Statement’ and contains links to websites known to hold malicious content.

The email mentions that a TR1 form can be viewed by clicking on various links within the email which can infect computers with malware.

Chancery Lane has advised firms not to click on any links or download any documents from the links embedded within this spoof email. The easiest course of action is to delete the email completely.

To help firms mitigate the threat of cybercrime the Law Society has a number of resources available to members.