Alerts

Warning: Emails from "Moore & Co Solicitors LLP"

8 November 2017

An email has been sent in relation to a conveyancing transaction, falsely claiming to be from "Emily Moore" of “Moore & Co Solicitors LLP”.

What is the scam?

An email has been sent in relation to a conveyancing transaction, falsely claiming to be from "Emily Moore" of Moore & Co Solicitors LLP.

The SRA has been informed that an email has been sent that falsely claims to be from "Emily Moore", at "Moore & Co Solicitors LLP". The content of the email relates to a conveyancing transaction and refers to an attached drafted sales memorandum for a property. A concern is the email or attachment may contain malware.

The email which the SRA has seen claims it is from "Emily Moore, Principal Solicitor" from “Moore & Co. Solicitors LLP". The email address is given as "claire.moore@ramborsolicitors.net". A postal address is given as "654 Warwick Road, Birmingham, B451 2HG2". The email also provides a contact number of “0121 688 2020”, a fax number of “0121 690 2055”.

The SRA does not authorise and regulate a firm called “Moore & Co Solicitors LLP” (or a firm called “Rambor Solicitors”).

Any business or transactions through “Moore & Co Solicitors LLP” or via the contact details 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 solicitor called Emily Moore, who is on the Roll of Solicitors but has not held a practising certificate since 2012. The genuine Emily Moore has confirmed 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.