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Fraud Warning

Criminals often target Law Firms and set up false websites and email addresses and then send emails to members of the public supposedly from the law firm directing them to the false website. This is a scam and is intended to defraud the individual who has been targeted.

19 March 2019

We are aware that members of the public have received an email purporting to be from John Birch, a Consultant at Ashfords LLP from the following email address: johnibirch@hotmail.com. 

The email is not being sent from John Birch or this firm and is being sent by a fraudster. Please be aware that neither John Birch or Ashfords have any connection to the johnibirch@hotmail.com email address, and we strongly recommend that you delete the email, do not respond to any request contained within the email and do not click on any attachment or link.

We have reported this to the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Further information regarding recognising fraud and dishonesty can be viewed at https://www.sra.org.uk/consumers/problems/fraud-dishonesty.page.

24 January 2019

We are aware that a member of the public has received an email purporting to be from Ashfords LLP. The email and website addresses used in the correspondence are @ashfordds.com and www.ashfordds.com.

Please be aware that we have no connection to the email address and website and we strongly recommend that you delete any email, do not respond to any request contained within the email and do not visit the false website.

We have reported this to the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Further information regarding recognising fraud and dishonesty can be viewed at https://www.sra.org.uk/consumers/problems/fraud-dishonesty.page.

 

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