Warning: Emails and telephone calls misusing the name of GG Criminal Solicitors

15 May 2024

Emails and telephone calls have been made misusing the name of GG Criminal Solicitors.

What is the scam?

The SRA has been advised that emails and telephone calls have been made misusing the name of GG Criminal Solicitors.

The emails were sent from '' and the telephone calls were made from the telephone number '020 3376 8293'.

Some of the emails purported to offer to recover money invested in the failed company 'The High Street Group', and some of the emails were in relation to cryptocurrency.

Any business or transaction through the email address '' or telephone number '020 3376 8293' is 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 firm of solicitors called GG Criminal Solicitors Ltd. Its head office address is 5H Townend House, Wisemore, Walsall, WS1 1NS. Its email address is '' and its telephone number is 07786838832.

The genuine firm of GG Criminal Solicitors Ltd has confirmed it has no connection to the emails or telephone calls 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.

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