Warning: The website "sam-halvey․com" is not a genuine firm
6 November 2019
The website "sam-halvey․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 "sam-halvey.com" is operating.
The website claims to be for a law firm called "Sam & Halvey LLP". 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 "Sam & Halvey LLP".
The website provides an address of "125 Old Broad Street, London", telephone number "(+44) 793-707-9612" and an email address of "firstname.lastname@example.org".
The website states that the firm employs "Sam Agbottah", "John Halvey", "Nicola Milford" and "James Macpherson". The SRA does not authorise or regulate any individuals with these names.
Is there a genuine firm or person?
Any business or transactions conducted through "Sam & Halvey LLP", 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.
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.