We have been informed of a scam letter claiming to be from a solicitor at a law firm called ‘Winchester Solicitors’ in Ellon, Aberdeenshire, about an unclaimed pension policy held by a deceased client. There is no such current firm in Ellon and our members should ignore any letters or emails they or their clients may receive.

What should you do?

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 which includes tips for individuals receiving emails and what to think about before clicking on links and attachments.

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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.