Be aware of phishing emails claiming to be from Land Registry

November 25, 2015   //   No Comments

Some people have recently received fake or “phishing” emails claiming to be requisitions or replies to requisitions from Land Registry.

Bogus emails often have an attachment containing a computer virus. If you open the attachment, software within the virus can steal sensitive data stored on your computer. To avoid this,  check the sender address.  All genuine requisition emails come from a Land Registry office email ending in .gov.uk, eg Durham.Office@landregistry.gsi.gov.uk

Phishing emails are sent from other addresses, eg Durham.OfficeMail [mailto:nick@officemaile.com]

If you’re unsure whether the email you’ve received is genuine, do not:

  • follow any links
  • open any attachments
  • disclose any personal details
  • respond to it