Warning: Misusing the name of Moon Beever LLP
22 January 2020
The SRA has received reports that members of the public have been receiving telephone calls purporting to be from Moon Beever LLP.
What is the scam?
The SRA has been informed that members of the public are receiving telephone calls in relation to Personal Injury claims falsely claiming to be from Moon Beever LLP. The caller has been reported to say things along the lines of "have you been in an accident that wasn't your fault".
Any business or transactions using the above telephone numbers are not undertaken by a solicitors' practice authorised and regulated by the SRA or by an individual authorised and regulated by the SRA.
Is there a genuine firm or person?
The SRA authorises and regulates a genuine law firm called from Moon Beever LLP.
The genuine firm of Moon Beever LLP has confirmed they are not connected to telephone calls made to the public in relation to personal injury claims as referred to in the above alert.
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.