Alerts

Warning: Email from "Barr. Jennifer Gibson" of "Jennifer Gibson Solicitors & Associates"

9 January 2017

A email has been sent from "Barr. Jennifer Gibson" of "Jennifer Gibson Solicitors & Associates" relating to an unclaimed inheritance.

What is the scam?

The SRA has seen an email claiming to be from "Barr. Jennifer Gibson" of "Jennifer Gibson Solicitors & Associates". This email relates to an unclaimed inheritance.

The email was sent from email address jennifer.gibsonbarr@yahoo.com. The email provides a contact address of 74-77 Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DA, a telephone number of +447937692965 and a fax number of +448458741197.

The SRA does not authorise or regulate any firm with the name "Jennifer Gibson Solicitors & Associates".

Any business or transactions through the firm "Jennifer Gibson Solicitors & Associates" or from the email address, telephone number, fax number and 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 SRA does authorise and regulate a solicitor called Jennifer Gibson. The genuine Jennifer Gibson has confirmed that she has 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.