Warning: Website for 'CG Recovery'
17 November 2023
A website at www.cgrecover.com is operating and falsely claiming to be for a firm of solicitors called 'CG Recovery Solicitors'.
What is the scam?
A website at www.cgrecover.com is operating, and falsely claiming to be for a firm of solicitors called CG Recovery Solicitors. The website misuses the SRA ID number and the former name of a genuine authorised firm and company (see below).
The website provides an email address of 'email@example.com' and a telephone number of '+44-0772-7273057'. The website primarily claims to offer services in recovering money lost in other investment schemes, for example cryptocurrency.
Any business or transaction through the website or contact details above are not undertaken by a firm or individual authorised and regulated by the SRA.
Is there a genuine firm or person?
The SRA authorises and regulates a genuine firm called Charles Rose LS Limited, formerly known as CG Recovery (Legal Services) Limited until 14 November 2023, with SRA ID of 8004535. The firm has fairly recently been authorised and has advised that it has not yet started trading and does not have a website. However, the contact telephone number for the firm is 0161 358 0210.
The genuine firm of Charles Rose LS Limited (formerly known as CG Recovery (Legal Services) Limited) has confirmed they do not have any connection to the website or contact details 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.