Warning: "Andrew Dallas LLP" and the website "www․andrewdallasllp․co․uk"
4 June 2020
Correspondence from "Andrew Dallas LLP", and website "www․andrewdallasllp․co․uk" is operating, which claims to be for a firm of solicitors called "Andrew Dallas LLP" based in Leeds․
What is the scam?
The website "www.andrewdallasllp.co.uk" is operating, which falsely claims to be for a firm of solicitors called "Andrew Dallas LLP" based in Leeds․
The website provides the telephone number "(+44) 131 510 2760" a mobile number of "(+44) 745 914 3562, an email address of "firstname.lastname@example.org" and a postal address of "37 Park Square N Leeds LS1 2LW United Kingdom".
The SRA has also been informed that a member of the public has received correspondence from "Andrew Dallas JD" claiming to be Managing Partner at Andrew Dallas LLP". The letter seen by the SRA relates to a supposedly unclaimed inheritance of a previously unknown individual with the same surname as the recipient of the letter
The correspondence provides the same contact details as in the website referred to above. It also gives further email addresses of "ANDALLAS416@GMAIL.COM" and Dallas@andrewdallasllp.co.uk and further telephone number of 011 44 745 914 3562.
The SRA does not regulate or authorise a firm of solicitors called "Andrew Dallas LLP" or a solicitor called "Andrew Dallas".
Any business or transactions through "Andrew Dallas LLP" the website "www.andrewdallasllp.co.uk" or any of the contact details provided above are not undertaken by a firm of solicitors 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.