Warning: Fax sent from "David Tagg"

12 July 2019

Faxes have been sent claiming to be from "David Tagg" in relation to an unclaimed life insurance policy.

What is the scam?

Faxes have been sent claiming to be from "David Tagg" in relation to an unclaimed life insurance policy.

The fax seen by the SRA refers to a person who held a "permanent life insurance policy" with the same surname as the recipient.

The fax uses headed notepaper with the name "David Tagg (LL.B, LL.M), David Tagg Solicitor". The fax provides a postal address of "119 Harwood Road, London SW6 4QL UK", a telephone number of "011 44 203 322 6135", a fax number of "011 44 141 626 4274", a mobile number of "011 44 203 322 6135", email addresses of "" and "" and a website "".

The fax claims to be signed by "David Tagg, LL.B LL.M Attorney" and is stamped "David Tagg Solicitors, Legal Advisers".

Any business or transactions conducted though the telephone, fax and mobile numbers and email addresses above are not undertaken by a solicitor’s practice or an individual authorised and regulated by the SRA.

Is there a genuine firm or person?

 The SRA does authorise and regulate a genuine firm called David Tagg & Co whose genuine head office address is 119 Harwood Road, London SW6 4QL. Its genuine telephone number is 0207 736 0999, fax number 0207 736 0207 and email address is

The SRA also authorises and regulates a solicitor called David Tagg.

The genuine firm and the genuine solicitor David Tagg have confirmed that they are not connected to the faxes 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.