Scam Alert Round up 15th August
Here are the latest scam alerts as issued by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)
Emails claiming to be “Walter Simmons”, “Bernard Grimms” and “Bernard Andrews” from Comptons Solicitors LLP
The emails claim to be regarding a property conveyance and refer to a “memorandum of sale” with enclosed “contract documentation”. They are from email addresses [email protected] and [email protected]
The SRA state they do not authorise or regulate anyone by these names. The emails are not genuine and the attachments may be harmful if opened.
Email claiming to be “Sabir Hussain” from “Tahir Solicitors Ltd”
The email refers to a “proposed contract” with enclosed pdf, from the email address [email protected] The email also contains further contact details: Suite, Kings Court, 33 King Street, Blackburn, BB2 2DH, tel. +44(0)1254 460600 and fax. (0)1254 296095.
The address, phone and fax contract details are genuine for genuine firm Rosewood Law Ltd.
Tahir Solicitors Ltd was previously a trading name of Rosewood Law Ltd, but closed in June 2016.
The SRA state they do not authorise or regulate anyone by this name and this was not a person who previously worked at the firm before it closed. The genuine firm confirm they have no connection with the email.
Letter misusing names “Kevin Hart” and “Corfield Solicitors”
The letter states it is from Mr Harry Corfield of “Corfield Solicitors – Solicitors & Commissioners for Oaths” and refers to a property matter for which Mr Hart and the firm are acting.
The letter contains contact details: 09 The Green Otterton, Devon, EX9 7HQ, tel. 01383350839, fax. 01382650222.
The SRA state they do not authorise or regulate anyone by the name of Harry Corfield or with these phone and fax details.
Corfield Solicitors is a genuine firm with the address 9 The Green, Otterton, Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 7HQ, with different phone and fax details.
Kevin Hart is a genuine solicitor, but does not work at Corfields Solicitors.
Both Corfields Solicitors and Kevin Hart confirm they have no connection with the letter.
Email claiming to be from “Kidd Rapinet”
The email claims to be from “Sana Hussain, Solicitor” regarding a conveyancing transaction with attached bank details, from email address [email protected]
Any emails from [email protected] including the above are not from a practice or individual authorised and regulated by the SRA.
The SRA state Kidd Rapinet LLP is a genuine firm, with standard email address format of [email protected] (note the extra “a” in the fake email address).
Sana Hussain is a genuine solicitor employed by genuine firm Kidd Rapinet LLP.
The genuine firm confirm they have no connection with the email.
Emails claiming to be from “Emmersons Solicitors Limited”
The emails claim to be from “Peter Upton”, a trainee solicitor from Emmersons Solicitors/Emmersons Solicitors Limited, regarding a memorandum of sale with enclosed documentation. They appear to be sent from Emmersons Solicitors Limited, but are actually from the email address [email protected]
The SRA state they do not authorise or regulate anyone by this name. Any emails from this email address are not from a practice or individual authorised and regulated by the SRA.
Emmersons Solicitors Limited is a genuine firm which uses Emmersons Solicitors as a trading name.
The genuine firm confirm they have no connection with the emails or any individual of this name.