Warning: Calls misusing the number of AMS Solicitors Limited

8 November 2019

People are receiving calls from the number "01772 653333" which are not from the genuine firm of AMS Solicitors Limited.

What is the scam?

The SRA has been informed that members of the public are receiving calls from the telephone number "01772 653333". If the call is not answered and the recipient tries to return the call it goes through to the genuine firm AMS Solicitors Limited (see below).

The genuine firm of AMS Solicitors Limited has not made the original call and is unaware of the nature of the calls attempted.

Is there a genuine firm or person?

The SRA authorises and regulates the genuine firm of AMS Solicitors Limited. The genuine firm uses the telephone number 01772 653333. The firm has confirmed that it is not connected to the fraudulent calls that misuse this number

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.