Scam Alert Round up 6th June
Here are the latest scam alerts issued by the Solicitors Regulation Authority
Emails claiming to be from Mullis & Peake
Emails concerning an unclaimed inheritance have been sent, claiming to come from “Elaine Wood Esq” or “Elaine Clara Wood” at Mullis & Peake. The emails come from addresses “[email protected]” and “[email protected]”.
While Mullis & Peake LLP is a genuine firm, they say they do not employ anyone by the name of Elaine Clara Wood nor do they say they are connected with these emails.
False law firm website “www.associatefirm.com”
A website has appeared falsely claiming to be a law firm providing legal services. The website refers to “Associate Firm Global Law” and “Associate Law Firm” and includes the address 12, Station Road, Llannelli, SA15 1AF, United Kingdom, telephone number (+44) 0703 188 2792 and email address “[email protected]”.
The website refers to various individuals who are not authorised or regulated by the SRA. The SRA does not authorise or regulate a law firm with the name Associate Firm Global Law or Associate Law Firm.
What to do
The SRA say when a firm’s or individual’s identity has been copied exactly (or cloned), due diligence is necessary. If you receive correspondence claiming to be from the above firm(s) or individual(s), or information of a similar nature to that described, you should conduct your own due diligence by checking the authenticity of the correspondence by contacting the law firm directly by reliable and established means.
You can contact the SRA to find out if individuals or firms are regulated and authorised by the SRA and verify an individual’s or firm’s practising details. Other verification methods, such as checking public records (e.g. telephone directories and company records) may be required in other circumstances.