Warning: The website at www․accidentinjurysolicitor․co․uk
13 July 2020
The website at "www․accidentinjurysolicitor․co․uk" is operating, which claims to be for a firm of solicitors called "Accident Injury Solicitors"․
What is the scam?
The website "http://www.accidentinjurysolicitor.co.uk" is operating, which falsely claims to be the website for a firm of solicitors called "Accident Injury Solicitors"․
The website provides the telephone number "0800 048 8833" and a postal address of "Joseph House 81-89 Blackburn Road Bolton BL1 8HF". The website also provides and misuses the name, logo, email address and SRA ID of a genuine firm of solicitors (see below).
Any business or transactions through the telephone number or postal address provided above are not undertaken by a firm of solicitors authorised and regulated by the SRA.
Is there a genuine firm or person?
The SRA authorises and regulates a genuine firm of solicitors called Accident Injury Solicitors Limited, which trades as Accident Injury Solicitors and is based at Signature House 63-79 Blackburn Road Bolton BL1 8HF. The firm was previously based at Joseph House 81-89 Blackburn Road Bolton BL1 8HF, however it is no longer trading from that address. The firm’s SRA ID is 564923. The firm’s genuine website is at "www.aisolicitors.co.uk", their general telephone numbers are 0800 6128 128 or 01204 368 470 and their genuine email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
The genuine firm of Accident Injury Solicitors Limited has confirmed to the SRA that they have no genuine connection to the website 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.