Warning: Unsolicited telephone calls claiming to be from 'Kinetic Law Ltd'
16 September 2021
Members of the public have received unsolicited telephone calls claiming to be from 'Kinetic Law Ltd'.
What is the scam?
Members of the public have received unsolicited telephone calls from individuals asking if they have been involved in a road traffic accident.
The SRA has been informed that the genuine firm has received a significant number of calls from people returning missed calls, or from people who believe that they are calling the genuine firm back.
The SRA has been informed that the telephone calls initially received by the recipients appear as if they have been made from a telephone number associated with the genuine firm (see below).
Is there a genuine firm or person?
The SRA authorises and regulates a genuine firm of solicitors called Kinetic Law Limited. The contact number for the genuine firm’s Blackburn office is 01254 846 561 and the Rochdale office is 01706 254 345.
Kinetic Law Ltd has confirmed to the SRA that although it appears as though the calls originated from a genuine number connected to the firm, it has no genuine or intended connection to the calls reported 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.