What’s the scam?

We have been notified of a fake law firm named McCallum and Co, The firm is claiming to be based in Cowdenbeath, Fife, with offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh, and offer legal advice in personal injury and accident compensation cases. There is no firm of solicitors of this name registered with the Law Society.

What should I do?

We would advise solicitors, their colleagues and any members of the public not to respond to any communication they might receive from the firm calling itself McCallum and Co or provide any personal information on its website (www.mccallumandco.co.uk). You can check the details for all regulated Scottish solicitors and law firms using our Find a Solicitor search tool on our website.

If you suspect a fraud remember to report it on the Action Fraud website. Where a fraud or scam has actually taken place, it should be reported directly to Police Scotland.

We recommend that you read our cybersecurity guide for further information to help keep you, and your clients' interests, safe. Check all the latest notifications on our website: Fraud alerts

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Fraud and scam alerts

We regularly issue alerts to members and the public in response to threats to the profession. We also raise awareness of any potential scams involving fake solicitors or firms.