Warning: Email misusing the name of Dutton Gregory LLP
23 December 2021
An email has been sent misusing the name of Dutton Gregory LLP, regarding the purchase of a property.
What is the scam?
An email has been sent misusing the name of a fee earner at Dutton Gregory LLP, regarding the purchase of a property.
Is there a genuine firm or person?
The SRA does authorise and regulate a genuine firm called Dutton Gregory LLP. The genuine firm’s head office is Concept House, 6 Stoneycroft Rise, Chandler’s Ford, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO53 3LD.
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.