Warning: Correspondence from Simon Hardy of 'Krixon Law'
6 September 2021
Correspondence has been sent from Simon Hardy of 'Krixon Law' regarding a supposed inheritance.
What is the scam?
Correspondence has been sent to a member of the public, supposedly from Simon Hardy of 'Krixon Law'. The correspondences relates to a purported inheritance, with the recipient understood to have been asked to make advance payments towards the release of a much larger scam.
The correspondence reviewed by the SRA has been sent from Simon Hardy who describes himself as a 'Partner' at 'Krixon Law Firm' and provides the email address 'firstname.lastname@example.org'. A website is provided of 'www.krixonlawfirm.com' and an address of '135 Chamber Street, Edinburgh, EH1'. The telephone numbers provided are '+44(0)7547473574 and '+44(0)7517318776'
The SRA does not authorise or regulate a firm called 'Krixon Law'.
Any business or transaction through 'Krixon Law', the email address, website, postal address, and telephone numbers are not undertaken by a solicitors’ firm authorised and regulated by the SRA.
Is there a genuine firm or person?
The SRA authorises and regulates two individuals by the name of Simon Hardy who are believed to have no connection with the above matter.
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.