Warning: Telephone calls misusing the details of Bott & Co
21 February 2018
Members of the public have received telephone calls falsely claiming to be calling on behalf of Bott & Co.
What is the scam?
The SRA has been informed that the unsolicited calls have been made to members of the public in the name of Bott & Co. It is reported that the telephone calls have been made from various telephone numbers and related to possible personal injury or flight delay claims.
Any business or transactions conducted through unsolicited telephone calls claiming to be on behalf of Bott & Co Solicitors are not undertaken by a solicitor's practice or an individual authorised or regulated by the SRA
Is there a genuine firm or person?
The SRA does authorise and relate a genuine firm called Bott & Co Ltd. The genuine firm has an office address in Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 1HG. The firm’s genuine telephone number is 01625 415800.
The genuine firm has confirmed that it has no connection with the telephone calls as 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.