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SRA warning about scam emails offering LPC funding

The SRA is warning students who have completed their law degree not to be taken in by a new scam email falsely stating they can get their Legal Practice Course (LPC) partially funded by a Government body named True Personal Injury Solicitors.

The SRA has been informed that the fraudulent emails are being sent using the email address Gov-uk@consultant.com and signed by Matthew Mccormak who states that he is a Consultant Solicitor at True Personal Injury Solicitors.

The recipient is asked to provide details about the course they are enrolled on, with the claim that funding for part of the course fees can be arranged.

The SRA has confirmed that it does not authorise or regulate an individual called Matthew Mccormak, nor does it authorise a firm with the name True Personal Injury Solicitors.

The regulator has also confirmed that True Solicitors LLP is a genuine firm which is authorised and regulated by the SRA. The firm has its head office at Percy House, Percy Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 4PW, with branch offices at 25-27 St Helen's Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1HH, and 2 Lisbon Square, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4LY. The firm's genuine email address is office@true.co.uk. True Solicitors LLP confirms that it has no connection with the fraudulent emails and does not employ anyone named Matthew Mccormak.

The SRA has included details of the scam and advice on what recipients of the emails should do on its website:

 
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