Maryna holds the BA, LLB, LLM degrees and is a Director at the Cape Town branch of STBB. She is an admitted Attorney, Notary Public, Conveyancer and Insolvency Practitioner with many years of experience in the fields of property law, conveyancing and the laws relating to corporate compliance (especially in respect of the FICA and POPIA laws). Up until 2018 she was also head of the firm’s national marketing portfolio. She is a seasoned public speaker and presenter, both in person and online. She prepares text for the majority of STBB’s internal and external publications and is editor and co-writer for two pivotal publications in the South African real estate industry – the ABC of Conveyancing (JUTA) and Delport’s South African Property Law and Practice (JUTA).

Newsflash | Email Fraud Notice

The sending of fraudulent emails, used for phishing or delivery of viruses and with the intention to compromise the recipient’s email account, is rife across the globe. The fraudsters will often use a recognised brand name to mask their identities. We have noticed a number of such attempts recently, using STBB as the brand name with a misquoted “STTB Attorneys” indicated as sender.

To safeguard your own email security, remember to follow the 3 point rule: Stop, Read, Think. When receiving an email, always check that it originates from a trusted and expected source before opening any attachments or clicking on any links. An email from STBB will always originate from the stbb.co.za domain, example@stbb.co.za.

The current phishing attack doing the rounds is using the domain of suntekno.co.jp and the default email address the fraudster is using seems to be nakabayashi@suntekno.co.jp, however, this could change at any moment.

What to do if you receive one of these emails:

Mark and report this email as fraud / spam in your email system and then block the domain as opposed to only blocking the email address. In addition, reporting the domain account as spam / fraud will allow us to combat this activity as a community and allow other email systems to recognise the email as spam / fraud and block same. Lastly, delete the email after reporting it.

If you have clicked on a link or opened an attachment, we suggest that you change your email password and perform a virus check on your device.

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