Warning: Emails misusing the name Nasim & Co. Solicitors
12 January 2021
Correspondence has been sent misusing the name Saba Nasim of Nasim & Co. Solicitors.
What is the scam?
We understand that emails have been sent to other solicitors’ firm’s falsely claiming to be from “Saba Nasim” of Nasim & Co. Solicitors (see below in relation to the genuine firm and solicitor).
The emails seen by the SRA appear to have been sent from the email address “firstname.lastname@example.org” and is asking the recipient to provide an undertaking to be responsible for costs in a matter and then detailing those costs.
The telephone numbers quoted in the emails are +447310811610 and 0208 611 2613. Some of the emails also give the SRA number of the genuine firm.
Any business or transactions through the email address email@example.com or telephone numbers +447310811610 and 0208 611 2613 are not undertaken by a solicitor's practice authorised and regulated by the SRA 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 Nasim & Co. Solicitors The genuine firm uses email addresses that end with the domain name “@nasimandcosolicitors.com”.
The SRA also authorises and regulates a genuine solicitor called Saba Nasim, who is an Associate Solicitor at Nasim & Co. Solicitors and whose genuine email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
The genuine telephone numbers for Nasim & Co Solicitors are 0208 552 8612, 0208 552 4855 and fax 0203 784 1154. The firm’s genuine SRA number is 642322.
The genuine firm of Nasim & Co. Solicitors has confirmed that neither it nor the genuine solicitor, Saba Nasim, have any intended connection to the emails 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.