The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) released a warning today about scam artists claiming to be from a bona fide firm of solicitors. The warning reads:
“The SRA has been informed that a number of individuals have been sent emails purportedly from Andrew Todd of Gordons LLP alleging that the recipient may be entitled to claim the estate of a deceased client of the firm.
If any member of the public receives any communications claiming to be from Gordons LLP or Andrew Todd with regard to claiming the estate of a deceased client and doubt it is genuine, they should report it to Gordons LLP at [email protected]
, the firm’s genuine email address.
Any information about or dealings with Gordons LLP through the email addresses listed above or any suspected fraudulent communications using the Gordons LLP brand, particularly if it involves the payment of money should be reported to the police. Affected members of the public can also report the matter to the SRA via [email protected]
Solicitors should report the matter to the SRA red alert line on 0845 850 0999 or [email protected]
Gordons LLPis a genuine firm of solicitors which is authorised and regulated by the SRA and Andrew Todd and Paul Ayre are both Members of the firm and solicitors. Andrew Todd’s legitimate email address at the firm is [email protected]
The firm have posted their own warning about hoax communications which can be found on their website at the following link: http://www.gordonsllp.com/personality?biog=17211”
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