Warning: Email misusing the name of Dominic Pisano of Dominic Levent Solicitors

12 January 2022

An email has been sent misusing the names of Dominic Pisano, Tahnee Wallace, and Tahoya Dawkins of Dominic Levent Solicitors, attaching a document which may contain malware if opened.

What is the scam?

An unsolicited email has been sent misusing the name of a genuine paralegal (see below) informing the recipient to see attached a letter, draft contract, and supporting documents. The email is headed "subject to contract/contract denied".  The concern is that the attachment may contain malware if opened.

The email claims to be sent by a genuine paralegal, on behalf of another genuine solicitor, using the email address of a different genuine solicitor (see below).

Is there a genuine firm or person?

The SRA authorises and regulates a genuine firm of solicitors called Dominic Levent Solicitors.

The firm employs Dominic Pisano and Tahnee Wallace who are both solicitors. The firm also employs Tahoya Dawkins who is a Paralegal.

The genuine Dominic Pisano, Tahnee Wallace and Tahoya Dawkins have confirmed that they have no genuine or intended connection to the email 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.