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Warning: Emails misusing the name of Robert Sigurdsson

Emails have been sent, falsely claiming to be from Robert Sigurdsson containing a link to a shared file.

What is the scam?

 The SRA has been informed that emails have been sent to members of the public, falsely claiming to be from Robert Sigurdsson, containing a link to open a shared file.

A concern is that the attached link may contain malware.

The email seen by the SRA appears to have been sent from a genuine email address of a genuine solicitor (see below).

Is there a genuine firm or person?

 The SRA authorises and regulates a genuine solicitor called Robert Sigurdsson who is employed at Parry Law, a genuine firm of solicitors which is also authorised and regulated by the SRA. 

The genuine email address for Robert Sigurdsson is Robert.Sigurdsson@parrylaw.co.uk

Both the genuine firm Parry Law and genuine Robert Sigurdsson, who works at that firm, have confirmed that they have no connection to the email referred to above.

What should I do?

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.

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