Warning: The website "danytylersolicitors-uk․com" is not a genuine firm
6 November 2019
The website "danytylersolicitors-uk․com" is operating which falsely claims to be a law firm in London․
What is the scam?
The SRA has been informed that a website "danytylersolicitors-uk.com" is operating.
The website claims to be for a law firm called "Dany Tyler & Co Solicitors". This website is not a website for a genuine firm of solicitors. The SRA does not authorise or regulate a firm of solicitors with the name "Dany Tyler & Co Solicitors".
The website provides an address of "PO Box 20753, London SE1 8DD, United Kingdom", telephone number "+44 752 062 8381" and an email address of "firstname.lastname@example.org".
The website states that the firm employs "Dany Tyler", "Mariam Porter", "Mark Cameron".
The SRA has also been advised that a member of the public has received an email claiming to be from "Ryan Jules". The SRA understands that the email relates to an unclaimed inheritance.
That email has been sent from the email address "email@example.com" and provides a telephone number "+441173254807".
The SRA does not authorise or regulate any individuals with the names "Dany Tyler", "Mariam Porter", "Mark Cameron" or Ryan Jules".
Any business or transactions conducted through "Dany Tyler & Co Solicitors", or through the website, contact details or named individuals above is not undertaken by a solicitor's practice or an individual authorised or regulated by the SRA.
Is there a genuine firm or person?
The website also states that the firm employs a "Peter Cox". The SRA authorises and regulates several genuine solicitors called Peter Cox, none of whom are understood to be connected to the firm “Dany Tyler & Co Solicitors” or the website 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.