Email communications disclaimer
Disclaimers & Disclosures
The act of sending an email to GFDL Advogados, or submitting information via an electronic or written form, does not create an attorney-client relationship. Furthermore, our firm cannot represent anyone unless we know that doing so would not be a conflict of interest or would require us to practice law in jurisdictions where we are not licensed to practice or give advice. Any unsolicited communication without proper authorization may not be treated as privileged or confidential.
Any information sent to GFDL Advogados via e-mail or through the GFDL Advogados website is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis. The transmission of the GFDL Advogados website, in part or in whole, and/or communication with GFDL Advogados via e-mail through this site does not constitute or create an attorney-client relationship between GFDL Advogados and any recipients.
Emails and attachments sent by GFDL Advogados may be protected by the attorney-client privilege, as attorney work-product or by virtue of other privileges or provisions of law. If you are not an intended recipient, please do not read, copy, use, forward, or disclose any such communications or attachments to others; immediately notify the sender by reply email; and delete the email and the reply from your system. Any unauthorized disclosure, copying, distribution, or use of emails from us or any attachments thereto is prohibited.
Fraudulent use of communications
From time to time, we receive reports of illicit activities involving the misuse of communication channels. Criminals frequently exploit social media platforms to contact individuals or send emails/letters while falsely representing themselves as members of GFDL Advogados or one of our legal professionals. In certain instances, these fraudulent actors may also impersonate GFDL Advogados personnel on platforms like LinkedIn or Facebook.
The deceptive emails or letters may closely resemble genuine GFDL Advogados correspondence, but the sender’s identity is not authentic. These fraudsters may possess knowledge of your affiliation with our firm and could send you an email or communication claiming that our bank details have changed. However, the provided bank details will belong to the fraudster, potentially leading you to unwittingly transfer funds to their account.
At times, these fraudulent communications may appear to come from a third party, such as an official government entity, but they will involve GFDL Advogados in some capacity. The intention behind these scams is to deceive you into sending money to the fraudster or divulging your personal and banking information. They may assert that you are entitled to a lottery prize, an unclaimed inheritance, bank funds, compensation, or some other financial benefit. They might even request an “administration fee” to release the funds or ask for your banking details.
These deceptive emails or social media communications are occasionally linked to a fake website, or a clone of our own website hosted on a domain that is not our primary one. It’s crucial to exercise caution, as these sites may contain malicious software (malware) that can damage your computer or steal your data.
Please take note of the following:
- We will never communicate changes to our details exclusively through electronic means.
- Any email discussing changes sent outside of normal working hours should be approached with skepticism.
- Our official website domain is www.gfdl.legal. Any variations, such as www.gfdllegal.com, should be treated with extreme caution.
- If you have concerns about the authenticity of an email or other communication, please contact us and speak with someone you personally know at our firm.
- We cannot assume responsibility if you transfer funds to an incorrect account.
- GFDL Advogados team members are identify members on our website.
Should you receive any correspondence of this nature, we strongly advise against responding to the email or letter, sharing your contact information, providing proof of identity, or disclosing your banking details. These emails, letters and communications are fraudulent and should be reported to the relevant authorities.
Taking measures to safeguard your personal information and banking details from identity theft and fraud is essential. This includes ensuring that your antivirus software is up to date.