Alerts

Warning: Unsolicited telephone calls claiming to be from "KT Construction Law"

15 May 2020

A member of the public has received unsolicited telephone calls claiming to be from "KT Construction Law".

What is the scam?

The SRA has been informed that a member of the public has received unsolicited telephone calls from individuals claiming to be from or working in conjunction with "KT Construction Law" in relation to road traffic accident claims.

The caller misused the name and postcode of a genuine firm of solicitors (see below).

The SRA has been informed that recent telephone calls were made from a telephone number of "02080688553".

Any business or transactions through the above contact number are not undertaken by a solicitor’s practice or by an individual authorised and regulated by the SRA.

Is there a genuine firm or person?

The SRA authorises and regulates a genuine firm of solicitors called KT Construction Law Limited trading as KT Construction Law. The office is based at 3 Vine Lane Farnham Surrey GU10 4TD and the contact number is 07734 089 139.

KT Construction Law Limited has confirmed to the SRA that it has no connection to the telephone number and calls reported 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.