Warning: "Di Maio International Law Firm" and a connected website
28 April 2021
A website for "Di Maio International Law Firm" is operating, falsely claiming to be authorised and misusing the name and SRA number of a genuine firm.
What is the scam?
The website "www.dimaio-law.com" is operating, falsely claiming to be the website for a genuine firm. The website misuses the SRA logo and misuses the name and SRA number of a genuine firm (see below).
The website falsely purports to be for a law firm called "Di Maio International Law Firm2 and offers services in "Banking and Forex Disputes" and "debt collection".
The website provides the email addresses "firstname.lastname@example.org" and "email@example.com", the telephone number "+44 2392 16 0567" and supposed addresses in East Ham, London and Birmingham.
The SRA does not authorise or regulate a firm called "Di Maio International Law Firm" or a solicitor called "Alex Di Maio". Any business of transaction through "Di Maio International Law Firm", or the website, email addresses or telephone number above, 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 Law Offices UK Limited (which trades as Wilson Solicitors). Its main SRA number is 566410 and the firm's head office address is 52 Town Street, Farsley, Leeds, LS28 5LD.
The firm's head office telephone number is 0113 236 2333 and its website is www.lawoffice.co.uk.
The genuine firm of Law Offices UK Limited (trading as Wilson Solicitors) has confirmed that it does not have any genuine and intended connection to the website referred to 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.