Warning: Email and website misusing the name "Solomons Solicitors"
15 March 2018
An email and website regarding “Accident Claims Guys” falsely claims to be linked to “Solomons Solicitors LLP”.
What is the scam?
The SRA has received a report that an email sent from “The Accident Claims Guys” has been sent to a genuine firm of solicitors. The email is linked to the website “www.mr-personal-injury.co.uk” with much of the content of the email replicated on the website.
Both the email and website link to a personal injury compensation calculator and falsely claim that “Mr Personal Injury” and “Accident Claim Guys” are a trading style of “Solomons Solicitors LLP”. They also misuse the trading name, address and company number of a genuine firm (see below).
The email seen by the SRA has been sent from “email@example.com”.
The SRA does not authorise or regulate a firm of solicitors called “Solomons Solicitors LLP” (but see below regarding a genuine firm of similar name).
Any business or transactions through the website or emails referred to above are not undertaken by the authorised and regulated solicitors practice as indicated in the website / email.
Is there a genuine firm or person?
Solomons Solicitors Limited (which trades as Solomons Solicitors) is a genuine firm which is authorised and regulated by the SRA.
Solomons Solicitors Limited has its genuine head office at North Office, 16 Finchley Road, London, NW8 6EB. The SRA understands that the genuine firm does not carry out any personal injury work and specialises in criminal defence work.
The genuine firm has confirmed that it does not have any genuine or intended connection with the email or 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.