Warning: Website "www.davidmgllp.com"
28 March 2018
The website “www.davidmgllp.com” is operating, which falsely misuses the address of a genuine firm of solicitors.
What is the scam?
A website is operating in the name “www.davidmgllp.com”.
The website falsely claims to be for a law firm based in Oxford and misuses the address of a genuine firm (see below).
The website also lists “attorneys” supposedly called “David Morgan”, “Michael Frost”, and “Edward Marinkovic”.
In addition to misusing the genuine address of a genuine firm, the website also provides a contact email address of “firstname.lastname@example.org” and telephone number of “+44 7440 934133.”
The website mentioned above is not a website for a genuine firm of solicitors, and the SRA does not authorise or regulate a firm of solicitors called “David Morgan LLP”.
Any business or transactions through the website, telephone number or email address shown above are not undertaken by a solicitor’s firm authorised and regulated by the SRA.
Is there a genuine firm or person?
The SRA does authorise and regulate a genuine firm called Nick Morgan Solicitors.
The firm’s genuine address is 16 Buckingham Street, Oxford, OX1 4LH.
The genuine firm does not presently have a website. The only solicitor at the firm is Mr Nick Morgan. The firm’s telephone number is 01865 721217 and email is email@example.com
The genuine firm and only solicitor at Nick Morgan Solicitors have confirmed that they have no connection with the website 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.