Phone calls, letters, emails and text messages from scammers/ fraudsters can seem legitimate and convincing so it is important to be vigilant and when it comes to unusual or unexpected communications.
Genuine emails from Howse Williams only use the domain of “@howsewilliams.com”. If you receive any communication purporting to be from Howse Williams, any of our partners or employees or refer to Howse Williams about which you are uncertain or suspicious, please do not respond and do not provide personal or confidential information. You can check whether a communication is genuine by telephoning your usual Howse Williams contact before taking any action or forwarding any suspicious communication to [email protected] and we will investigate it.
We report scam attempts to the relevant regulatory authorities where appropriate. Further information can be found on the Hong Kong Law Society Scam Alert page.
We set out below details of specific scam attempts that we have been made aware of. This list is not exhaustive.
July 2023: Scam involving the misuse of Howse Williams' name
We have been made aware of scam emails using the domain “@howsewiliams.com” (with one “l” in the domain name instead of two).
Howse Williams does not have any involvement with emails or messages from this domain. Genuine emails from Howse Williams only use the domain “@howsewilliams.com”.
If you receive a communication purporting to be from Howse Williams and you are in any doubt whether or not it is genuine, please telephone your usual Howse Williams contact to confirm or forward the email to [email protected] and we will investigate.
We have reported this scam to the Hong Kong Law Society and the Hong Kong Police.