Warning: Website "www․anplawfirm․co․uk" claiming to be a law firm called "ANP Law Firm LLP"
4 November 2020
The website "www․anplawfirm․co․uk" has been operating claiming to be for a law firm in London․
What is the scam?
The website "www.anplawfirm.co.uk" has been operating claiming to be for a solicitors’ firm called "ANP Law Firm LLP".
The website provides an address of "164 Robert Street, London, England, SE18 7LZ", a telephone number of "0752 061 9707" and an email address of "email@example.com."
The website falsely claims that ANP Law Firm LLP is authorised and regulated by the SRA.
The SRA does not authorise and regulate a firm of solicitors connected with the website "www.anplawfirm.co.uk."
Any business or transactions through the website or any company connected to the website are not undertaken by a firm of solicitors or by a recognised body 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.