Warning: Emails misusing the name of Baldwin & Robinson Law
7 April 2021
Emails have been sent misusing the name of Baldwin & Robinson Law, using an incorrect domain name
What is the scam?
Emails have been sent to members of the public falsely claiming to be from Baldwin and Robinson Law.
The emails contained a link to a voice message. A concern is that the link may contain malware and should not be accessed.
The SRA has been informed that the emails were sent from various email addresses, all using the incorrect domain name “@baldwinadrobinson.co.uk” (see below for the genuine domain name of the genuine firm).
Any business or transactions through any email addresses using the above domain name are not undertaken by a solicitor’s practice authorised and regulated by the SRA, 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 Baldwin & Robinson Limited (which trades as Baldwin & Robinson Law). The genuine firm’s email domain is @baldwinandrobinson.co.uk.
The genuine firm of Baldwin & Robinson Limited has confirmed that it does not have any genuine and intended connection to the emails 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.