The website for "Amra Solicitors"
5 December 2016
A website is operating from "www.amrasolicitors.com", which falsely claims to be for a law firm providing legal services.
What is the scam?
The SRA has been informed that a website is operating from "www.amrasolicitors.com" which falsely claims to be for a law firm called "Amra Solicitors". The website falsely claims that the firm provides legal services.
The website provides a contact address of 2-6 Boundary Row, London SE1 8HP, telephone numbers of (800) 123 1234 and +1 800 603 6035, a fax number of +1 800 889 9898 and an email address of "email@example.com".
The website also falsely claims that the "firm" employs Natalia Simonova, Sara Johnson, Brahim Ait Ben Larbi and Antony Evelyn Woods.
The SRA does not authorise or regulate any firm with the name "Amra Solicitors".
The SRA does not authorise any solicitors with the name Natalie Simonova or Sara Johnson.
Any business or transactions through the website "www.amrasolicitors.com", the firm "Amra Solicitors", the telephone numbers, fax number or email address given above are not undertaken by a solicitor's practice or an individual authorised and regulated by the SRA.
Is there a genuine firm or person?
The website misuses the details of Brahim Ait Ben Larbi and Antony Evelyn Woods who are both genuine solicitors authorised and regulated by the SRA. They are both employed on an in-house basis at the genuine company of Amra London Limited whose genuine address is 2-6 Boundary Row, London, SE1 8HP.
The genuine company does have the SRA number of 623668, however it is not a firm of solicitors.
Amra London Limited, Brahim Ait Ben Larbi and Antony Evelyn Woods have all confirmed that they do not have any connection with the fraudulent website.
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.