Nuisance/Scam telephone calls.

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA )has been informed that unsolicited telephone calls are being made to members of the general public, with the caller falsely claiming to be telephoning from the firm Swift Solicitors.

We understand that the calls invite the recipient to provide details regarding a personal injury or road traffic accident that they may have been involved in. If the recipient refuses to provide the requested information, the caller can become threatening and intimidating. We are also advised that the calls can also become frequent and a nuisance.

Any unsolicited telephone calls purportedly from Swift Solicitors regarding a personal injury or road traffic accident, particularly if it involves the payment of money should be reported to the police. Affected members of the public can also report the matter to the SRA via fraud@sra.org.uk. Solicitors should report the matter to the SRA red alert line on 0845 8500999 or redalert@sra.org.uk.

Swift Lawyers Limited

There is a genuine firm called Swift Lawyers Limited which is authorised and regulated by the SRA. The firm’s office is at 123 Market Street, Atherton, Manchester M46 0DF. The firm’s legitimate telephone number is 01942 886825.

(Information received from Leicestershire NHW on behalf of Leicestershire Police)