Warning: The website "harrywilliamsllp.com" and "Harry Williams LLP"
31 January 2020
The website "harrywilliamsllp.com" is operating, claiming to be for a firm of "attorneys" called "Harry Williams LLP" based in Manchester․
What is the scam?
The website "harrywilliamsllp.com” is operating, which claims to be the website for an "international law firm" called "Harry Williams LLP", with an office in Manchester.
The website provides the UK address of "Universal Square, 4, Devonshire St N, Manchester, M14 6JH, UK", a telephone number of "+44 16 1850 8175" and an email address of "email@example.com".
The website also provides details of a number of individuals which it claims are "attorneys" at the firm, called "Harry Williams", "J Kadience Collins" and "Calvin Hadley", whose email addresses are "firstname.lastname@example.org", "email@example.com" and "firstname.lastname@example.org".
Any business or transactions through "Harry Williams LLP" or the website or contact details referred to above are not undertaken by a firm of solicitors or by an individual authorised and regulated by the SRA.
Is there a genuine firm or person?
The SRA does not authorise or regulate a firm of solicitors called "Harry Williams LLP", nor does it regulate or authorise solicitors called "Harry Williams", "J Kadience Collins" or "Calvin Hadley".
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.