Unsolicited telephone calls using the name Michael Taylor & Co
13 April 2017
A member of the public has received unsolicited calls purporting to be from Michael Taylor & Co.
What is the scam?
A member of the public has received unsolicited telephone calls purporting to be from Michael Taylor & Co.
The calls were made from the telephone numbers 01514 432 638 and 07882 544 554 however upon dialling the numbers these appear to be unobtainable.
Any business or transactions using the name Michael Taylor & Co using the telephone numbers referred to above, are not undertaken by a solicitor's practice regulated by the SRA.
Is there a genuine firm or person?
The SRA does authorise and regulate a genuine firm of solicitors called Michael Taylor & Co, with the trading address of 38 Crofts Bank Road, Manchester, M41 0TQ. The genuine firm Michael Taylor & Co has confirmed that it has not made the calls nor has it asked anyone else to make these calls on its behalf.
The telephone number of the genuine firm Michael Taylor & Co Solicitors is 0161 746 7776.
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.