Fraudulent emails

Important Fraud Warning

Scam Alert: Warning about bogus communications

We are aware that, in common with many businesses, a number of suspicious communications are being sent using the name of Berrymans Lace Mawer (BLM). E-mails, letters and faxes which falsely claim to be from BLM (or individuals from BLM), have been reported by several individuals and business.

These communications may take different forms. Some indicate that the addressee of the e-mail/letter has control over the inheritance of a substantial sum of money, and go on to ask the recipient for personal information and/or money. In some cases they lead the addressee to call a premium-rate phone number, potentially costing substantial amounts.

These communications are not genuine. They are not from BLM but are part of a scam where our name is used illegally and without authorisation. We do not send unsolicited emails asking for money or personal details. We have reported them to the Police and the National Fraud Authority as appropriate and asking them to get the telephone numbers cancelled where possible and we have taken steps to try to stop it

Should you receive a communication of this type, please DO NOT, under any circumstances, provide your personal details. We strongly recommend that you simply delete it, neither responding nor communicating further with the person who sent the email/letter to you.

For further information, please go to the link at the Solicitors Regulatory Authority website: http://www.sra.org.uk/consumers/scam-alerts/berrymans-lace-mawer.page.

Further details of this sort of scam, and the steps being taken by the UK Authorities to stop it, can be found on the website of GetSafeOnline, the UK Government and UK Police recommended website:  https://www.getsafeonline.org/onlinesafetytips