Alerts

Warning: Refund Ltd website falsely claiming to offer legal services

9 April 2021

The company Refund Ltd was operating a website that falsely claimed to offer legal services.

What is the scam?

The SRA has been informed that the website 'refundltd.com' was operating, falsely claiming to be an ‘International Law Firm’ offering litigation services. Members of the public have reported corresponding with the company Refund Ltd and paying large sums of money to instruct them in legal proceedings only to then hear nothing further.

The SRA understands that the website is no longer operating. However, the company Refund Ltd could be perpetrating the scam using a different website or name.

The website provided a contact telephone number of +46 27 04 79 131.

Is there a genuine firm or person?

The SRA does not authorise and regulate any firm or entity by the name of Refund Ltd.  

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.