Clearwater Solicitors Warn Against Fraudulent Cold Callers
29th October 2013
Impostors have been cold-calling people claiming to be representatives of Clearwater Solicitors and offering people help with personal injury claims. Due to the success of our marketing campaigns, criminals and fraudsters have been jumping on to our bandwagon to call people and generate personal injury leads by taking advantage of our excellent reputation.
We would like to assert that we will never cold-call anyone. We only ever call people who have got in touch with us. Any cold-callers who use are name are certainly a scam. We would also strongly advise people to avoid giving any personal information to any cold-callers, as providing this information could lead to further cold-calls in the future, and could even leave the recipient open to identity theft.
If you are cold-called by someone claiming to be from Clearwater Solicitors, make sure you:
– Do not provide any personal information
– Report the fraud at www.actionfraud.co.uk/report_fraud or by dialing 0300 123 2040
– If you want to make a personal injury claim, call us on 08000 430 430 or fill in our online enquiry form
There are many ways to tell whether or not a cold call is a fraud. If you receive any suspicious calls from people claiming to be from Clearwater Solicitors:
– Ask for a full name
– Ask for a contact phone number
– Ask for the company’s full name and address
– With a different phone, call Clearwater Solicitors on 08000 430 430 so we can tell you whether or not the call is genuine
Ensure you use a different phone to call us back. Some scammers play the engaged dial tone to their victims without hanging up the line, so the victim thinks the call has been disconnected while the scammer is still on the line. Therefore, people can use the same phone to put in the phone number a scammer gave them, and can think the call is legitimate as they heard a recording of the dial tone.
If you receive a cold-call that you did not expect, you should be very sceptical. Do not provide personal information to scammers. If you want to make a personal injury claim, call Clearwater Solicitors on 08000 430 430 or fill in our online enquiry form to speak with real personal injury solicitors.