Warning: Letters misusing the address of Levi Solicitors LLP
15 February 2021
Letters relating to PPI claims have been sent, misusing the address of Levi Solicitors LLP.
What is the scam?
The SRA has seen letters which misuse the genuine address of Levi Solicitors LLP (see below). The letters falsely purport to be from the registered company "Claim Against A Professional Ltd", using a letterhead of "CAP".
The letters relate to PPI claims and the telephone number provided on the letters is 02037690353.
The SRA have been informed that members of the public were sent the letters from the email address "firstname.lastname@example.org".
Any business or transactions through the email address "email@example.com" or telephone number "02037690353" are not undertaken by a solicitors’ practice or an individual authorised or regulated by the SRA.
Is there a genuine firm or person?
The SRA authorise and regulate a firm of solicitors called Levi Solicitors LLP, whose Head Office address is 33 St Paul’s Street Leeds LS1 2JJ.
Emails from Levi Solicitors LLP use the domain '@levisolicitors.co.uk'
Levi Solicitors LLP have confirmed that they, through one of their directors, set up a genuine company called Claim Against a Professional (Company Number 07414513) in 2010/2011. However, they confirm that this company was not then actively used and remained non-trading / dormant.
The genuine Levi Solicitors LLP have confirmed that they do not deal with PPI Claims and that neither they nor any of their connected companies have any genuine connection to the letters 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.