Warning: Website misusing the names of employees of Axiom Stone Solicitors
25 March 2021
A website is operating, misusing the names of past and present employees of Axiom Stone Solicitors.
What is the scam?
The SRA has been informed the website 'www.markbandraukllp.com' is misusing the names of multiple past and present employees of Axiom Stone Solicitors whilst also cloning the details of Axiom Stone Solicitors website.
The 'Testimonial' section of the website mirrors the details of the genuine Axiom Stone Solicitors website and the 'Paralegals’ section contains names of past and present employees.
The website provides a false contact email address of 'firstname.lastname@example.org'.
Is there a genuine firm or person?
The SRA authorises and regulates a firm called Axiom Stone Solicitors. The firm’s genuine website is www.axiomstone.co.uk and the genuine email domain is @axiomstone.co.uk.
The genuine Axiom Stone Solicitors has confirmed that neither the firm nor their employees past and present have any genuine connection to the website 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.