Warning: A website is falsely operating, claiming to be a law firm: Potts&Co (Law Brokers Partners With Altium Legal)
15 July 2021
Website currently operating, falsely claiming to be a law firm of the name Potts&Co (Law Brokers Partners With Altium Legal).
What is the scam?
The SRA has been informed that the website, 'https://pottsandco.site123.me/' is operating, falsely claiming to be a law firm.
The website gives the address of Potts House, Sunninghill, Ascot, England, United Kingdom, and the telephone number 0800 9708859.
The SRA does not authorise and regulate a firm of solicitors called 'Potts&Co' or 'Altium Legal'. Its website contains text which appears to have been lifted from a genuine firm of solicitors' website.
Any business or transactions through 'Potts&Co' or 'Altium Legal', or the contact details on its website, are not undertaken by a solicitor's practice or by an individual authorised and regulated by the SRA.
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.