The SRA is regularly required to warn solicitors and the public about potential scammers posing as law firms. Now the rogue emailers have turned their attention to the SRA by holding themselves out as the regulator.

The SRA warned this week that a solicitor had been sent an email from the address (not the catchiest, we must admit) which purports to come from the organisation itself. Helpfully, the regulator clarifies that ‘the SRA does not use, nor has it ever used, the domain name’.

The scam email refers to a missing document and suggests the recipient’s ‘license’ is at risk of being revoked, inviting them to open an attachment. Needless to say, the (real) advice is not to open any attachment and to report any suspicious email activity to the SRA. And definitely don’t associate the SRA with any positive promotions.