Warning: Email misusing the name of Nick Brundall Solicitors Limited
19 February 2021
An email has been sent falsely claiming to be from Nick Brundall Solicitors Limited in respect of false bank details.
What is the scam?
The SRA has been informed that a member of the public has received an email falsely claiming to be from Nick Brundall Solicitors Limited in respect false bank details.
The email was sent from 'firstname.lastname@example.org', removing the 'R' from Nick Brundall Solicitors, requesting the client to send £23,000 to a false account.
Is there a genuine firm or person?
Nick Brundall Solicitors Limited is a genuine law firm authorised and regulated by the SRA.
The genuine firm have confirmed that they they have no connection to the email referred to 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.