Red Alerts - Scams

Red alerts-scams

 

A scam is a type of fraud that criminals use to trick you into giving them money and personal details. Sometimes criminals will use the names of law firms/ solicitors.

 

We were made aware that emails have been sent to the Home Office, falsely claiming to be from 'Martin Knight” of Polpitiya & Co Solicitors. We have  been informed that the emails claim to be from 'Martin Knight” and provide an email address of 'Martin.Knight@Polpitiya.uk”.  The emails also misuse the genuine address, telephone number and fax number  of our firm.

Any business or transaction through 'Martin.Knight@Polpitiya.uk' are not undertaken by Polpitiya & Co Solicitors.

Ou firm’s genuine email addresses end with the domain name  '@Polpitiya.co.uk'.

 If the email id from which an email came from does not end with @polpitiya.co., then this is not a genuine email from Polpitiya & Co Solicitors. It will be a phishing email.

 

You are strongly advised to not open any attachments or links contained therein and to delete such emails received.

 

If you have been contacted by an individual or a company you believe is fraudulently linking themselves and/ or using Polpitiya & Co details; please report the matter  to our firm by email solicitors@polpitiya.co.uk  or by telephone 020 8813 9282

Polpitiya & Co is authorised and regulated by the SRA.

You can also view the full notification reports on matters relating to Polpitiya & Co and other companies and/or individuals scams or fraud at the SRA Red Alert page at: https://www.sra.org.uk/consumers/scam-alerts/scam-alerts.page