Alerts

Warning: "Olovia Poland"

25 November 2019

"Olovia Poland" is advertising on the internet, falsely claiming to be a firm of solicitors based in Stowmarket, Suffolk.

What is the scam?

The SRA has been informed that "Olovia Poland" is advertising on the internet, falsely claiming to be a firm of solicitors based in Stowmarket, Suffolk.  The advertisement seen by the SRA is offering legal services on a find a solicitor style website.

The advertisement provides a postal address of "10 Birch Road, Onehouse, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 3EZ" and a telephone number of "01449 674 749".

The SRA does not regulate or authorise a firm of solicitors or by an individual called "Olovia Poland".

Is there a genuine firm or person?

Any business or transactions through "Olovia Poland" or the contact details above are not undertaken by a firm of solicitors or by an individual authorised and regulated by the SRA.

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.