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Fraud Alert

Like many other law firms, TLT LLP and the names of individual lawyers within our firm have been used in various fraudulent scam emails, letters and phone calls.

The scam typically asks for money bank details or other personal details from the victim. Another variant is to send demands for money relating to non-existent claims and sometimes fake documents are sent to the victim. Act cautiously for your own protection. Do not respond to these types of communications and do not give over bank details.

You can check whether an individual is from TLT LLP in the People section of this website. If you receive suspicious requests from someone purporting to be from TLT LLP, please send as an attachment the communication you have received and/or send along with any accompanying documentation to John.Verry@TLTsolicitors.com and we will investigate it.

You can find further information on scams on the Solicitors Regulation Authority website.

Recent scams

Scam email warning - 04 March 2015

We are aware of members of the public receiving emails falsely alleging to be from Richard Leigh of TLT LLP. The fraudster, Marcus Taylor, claims to be the next of kin and beneficiary of a large inheritance from the late James Taylor. The emails and fake legal documentation try to convince you that Richard Leigh of TLT LLP is dealing with the estate.  

Recipients of the scam are advised that they have been identified as a possible beneficiary, and their personal details and copies of ID documents are requested in order to release the money. Another element of this scam involves inducing potential victims to legally marry Marcus Taylor in order to be entitled to a share of the supposed inheritance.  

To date, we are aware of the scam emails originating from the following email addresses:
  • tlt.solicitors@lawyer.com
  • tlt_solicitors@live.com
  • T-ltsolicitor.s@hotmail.com
  • T-ltsolicitors@live.com
We are actively taking steps to shut down these accounts. In the meantime, if you believe you may have been targeted by someone posing as Richard Leigh or TLT LLP, please do not make any payments or give out your personal details. If you receive an email regarding this subject please contact the Risk Team immediately on 0333 006 0000.

Scam email warning - February 2015

We are aware of members of the public receiving emails falsely alleging to be from Phil Collis of TLT LLP.  

The fraudster claims to be the attorney for an individual who died a number of years ago.  The name they give to the deceased is a 'Mr Robert D.' and the surname used is the same surname as the recipient of the email.  This is obviously an attempt to add validity to the email by making the recipient think that it is a distant relative of theirs.

Recipients of the scam are told that the attorney is contacting them about an abandoned financial investment belonging to the deceased.

To date, we are aware of the scam emails originating from the following email addresses:

  • philipcollistltsolicitors@gmail.com
  • philipcollistltsolicitors@gmail.com
  • outlook_6b8fcbc22d159615@outlook.com
  • outlook_76b45d0440a07bf0@outlook.com

We are actively taking steps to shut down these accounts. In the meantime, if you believe you may have been targeted by someone posing as Phil Collis or TLT LLP, please do not make any payments or give out your personal details.  If you receive an email regarding this subject, please do not reply to it, but contact our Risk Team immediately on 0333 006 0000.

Scam email warning – 23 January 2015

Emails purporting to be from a TLT LLP partner called John Turner are fake so do not respond and do not open any attachments.

We are taking steps to block any future correspondence from this unknown e-mail account.

If you receive an email from someone purporting to be from TLT LLP regarding this subject then please contact the Risk Team immediately on 0333 006 0000.