Warning: Website for "Daniel Belsham Solicitors LLP"
10 September 2020
The website "www.db-solicitors.com" for "Daniel Belsham Solicitors LLP" has been operating.
What is the scam?
The website "www.db-solicitors.com" has been operating for "Daniel Belsham Solicitors LLP", claiming to be a "law firm in London". The website no longer seems to be operating, but appears to have provided the address "Tower Bridge Road, Tower Bridge, London, SE1 2AA" and contact numbers of "+44 208 089 5644", "+44 208 133 2314" and a fax number of "020 8181 7864". The website misuses the name of a genuine solicitor (see below), and no such Limited Liability Partnership is believed to genuinely exist.
Any business or transaction through "Daniel Belsham Solicitors LLP", or the website or contact details set out above, is not associated with a solicitor’s practice authorised and regulated by the SRA.
Is there a genuine firm or person?
The SRA does authorise and regulate a solicitor called Daniel Belsham, who works as a freelance solicitor (as Daniel Belsham). The genuine Daniel Belsham has confirmed that he has no connection to the website referred to in the alert above.
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.