Alerts

Warning: Email misusing the address of Rosenblatt

19 December 2016

The SRA has been informed that an email has been sent which claims to be from "Henry Hagan" trading from the address of the firm Rosenblatt. 

What is the scam?

The SRA has been informed that an email has been sent which claims to be from "Henry Hagan" trading from the address of the firm Rosenblatt.

The email seen by the SRA is in German and appears to invite the recipient to make contact in respect of claiming an inheritance.

The email claims to be sent from "Henry Hagan" trading from the address 9 St Andrew Street, London, EC4A 3AE.

The email was sent from the email address: "henryhagan84@hotmail.com".

The letter provides the following contact details, telephone number "+44 746 653 7728", fax number "+44 207 681 1284" and the email address "henryhagan1984@gmail.com".

Any business or transactions through an individual called "Henry Hagan" through the contact details shown above are not undertaken by a solicitor's practice or an individual authorised or regulated by the SRA.

Is there a genuine firm or person?

The SRA does authorise and regulate a genuine firm called Rosenblatt. The firm's genuine address is 9 - 13 St Andrew Street, London, EC4A 3AF.

The genuine firm have confirmed that they have no knowledge of an individual called "Henry Hagan" at the firm and that they have no connection to the email referred to above.

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.