Warning - nuisance calls from cloned telephone number
We are aware of some members of the public receiving unsolicited telephone calls from a telephone number which 'spoofs' a number used by MTA Personal Injury Solicitors LLP. When answered, the caller falsely claimed to be calling from MTA Personal Injury Solicitors LLP.
Is there a genuine firm with this name?
MTA Personal Injury Solicitors LLP is a genuine law firm which is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). The genuine firm's registered office is 1 Elmfield Park, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1LU, and its telephone number is 0208 313 5111.
The SRA has been informed by the genuine firm that it does not make unsolicited telephone calls, and that it has no connection with the calls referred to above.
What should I do?
The SRA advises that when a law firm's identity has been copied exactly (or cloned), due diligence is necessary. If you receive correspondence claiming to be from the firm(s) or individual(s) representing the firm, 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 firm directly by reliable and established means.
The fraudulent activity has been reported to Action Fraud and we are advised that members of the public who receive such calls should contact Action Fraud directly on either www.actionfraud.police.uk
or 0300 123 2040, informing them that MTA Personal Injury Solicitors LLP has already made a report.
If you are in any doubt or have suspicions about the legitimacy of a telephone call, email or letter you have received, please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
for verification. We take fraudulent activity like this extremely seriously and are currently looking into the situation further.
You can also 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.