Correspondence and a website misusing our firm’s name and address

We have been informed that letters and faxes have been sent to various people, professionals and firms in the United States, claiming to be from attorney Mr Adam Nelson of “Adam Nelson LLP”.

These documents are misusing the name and postal address of our firm. The fax and letters advise the recipient that a client of Mr “Adam Nelson” (client with the same surname as the recipient) died in motor accident in 2012 and had a life insurance policy in the value of $7,600,000.00. The fax then asks the recipients for their consent and cooperation in presenting them as heirs to the insurance, to supposedly claim and divide between them the insurance policy proceeds.

The first documents sent provide the following email address: “adam.nelson@adamnelsonllp.co.uk”, the telephone number “+44 208 638 8828”, and the fax number “+44 208 711 3353”. They also provide the following website link: “www.adamnelsonllp.co.uk”. The website “www.adamnelsonllp.co.uk” is also operating, misusing the name, address and SRA ID number of our law firm, Adam Nelson LLP. This website is not a website for a genuine firm of solicitors.

The website provides the same phone / fax numbers as noted above, and an additional email address of info@adamnelsonllp.co.uk. The website also misuses the name of three genuine solicitors, within its listed names of lawyers. Please be aware that any business or transaction through the website “www.adamnelsonllp.co.uk” or the contact details set out above is not undertaken by a solicitor’s firm or an individual authorised or regulated by the SRA. We have informed the Solicitor Regulation Authority about this scam. To have more information, please click on the following link: http://www.sra.org.uk/consumers/scam-alerts/2019/Jan/adam-nelson-llp.page

What you should do When a firm's or individual's identity has been copied exactly (or cloned), due diligence is necessary. If you receive correspondence claiming to be from our firm or individual(s), 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 us directly by reliable and established means. You can contact the SRA (https://www.sra.org.uk/home/home.page) 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.