Warning: Telephone calls claiming to be from 'CMS LLP'

19 May 2023

Telephone calls have been made claiming to be from a law firm in London called 'CMS LLP'.

What is the scam?

The SRA has been advised that telephone calls have been made purporting to be from 'CMS LLP' offering to help the recipients of the call recover money from their past as part of a large investigation.

The telephone calls were made from the telephone number 07520641919.

The SRA does not authorise or regulate a firm of solicitors called CMS LLP.

Is there a genuine firm or person?

The SRA authorises and regulates a genuine firm of solicitors called CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP whose head office address is Cannon Place, 78 Cannon Street, London EC4N 6AF and telephone number is 0207 367 3000.

The genuine firm of CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP has confirmed it has no connection to the telephone number 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 (eg. telephone directories and company records) may be required in other circumstances.