Solicitors' firms are reporting scam email messages purporting to be from the independent regulatory body, Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).
These scam emails have been sent from email addresses that do not end in @sra.org.uk. The SRA have confirmed the messages did not originate from them.
It is possible that the messages contain a virus. If you receive one of these emails, do not click on any links or download any attachments and report it to us.
Example SRA scam email
Below is an example of the SRA scam email. Details included in the email, which have been redacted, include the name of an address, a firm name, and an SRA ID number.
From: Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: 24 February 2014 15:11
To: Xxxxxx Xxxxxx
Subject: Important update from the SRA regarding your law practice (XXXX XXXXXX XXX), possible investigation
Important update from the SRA regarding your law practice, possible investigation
For the attention of XXXX XXXXXX XXX (XXXXXX- -).
We have received a complaint regarding your law practice and we will soon begin an investigation regarding your activity starting with the 1st December 2013 until the present day.
We will also call the following number: XXXXXXX.
Please find the complaint attached.
Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) on 24 Feb 2014
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