Warning: Website for 'Alexander Williams Law Firm'
22 September 2021
The website 'www.alexanderwilliamslaw.com' is operating falsely claiming to be for 'Alexander Williams Law Firm'.
What is the scam?
The website 'www.alexanderwilliamslaw.com' is operating, falsely claiming to be for 'Alexander Williams Law Firm'. The website provides the postal address of '103 Queen St, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4B3, Canada', telephone number of '+1 587 807 5079' and email address of 'firstname.lastname@example.org'.
The website also misuses the content from a genuine firm's website (whose details are below) and its SRA number.
Any business or transaction through 'Alexander Williams Law Firm' is not undertaken by a solicitors' practice or by an individual authorised and regulated by the SRA.
Is there a genuine firm or person?
The SRA does not authorise and regulate a firm of solicitors called 'Alexander Williams Law Firm'.
The SRA authorises and regulates a genuine firm by the name of SJS Solicitors (SRA number: 401058). Its website is www.sjssolicitors.co.uk. Its office is located at 82 Balham High Road, Balham, London, SW12 9AG.
The SRA also authorises and regulates genuine solicitors called Alexander Williams. It is believed that the genuine Alexander Williams do not have any connection to the website referred to in the above alert.
SJS Solicitors has confirmed that neither the firm nor its staff has any genuine or intended 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.