What’s the scam?
We recently learned that a scam firm, RTS Legal (also known as Road Traffic Specialists, also known as Legally Covered), is claiming to be based at an address in Glasgow. The RTS Legal website is using the staff photos and names from the website of a genuine firm based in England called Lupton Fawcett LLP.
We understand that the telephone number used on the bogus website www.rtslegal.co.uk (0843 886 6154) has been used by other scam firms purporting to be based in Scotland (www.blackfriarslegal.co.uk and www.carterlaa.co.uk).
What are we doing?
The firm whose website the scam is duplicating has been notified, as have the police.
What should you do?
Do not respond to correspondence or calls reporting to be from RTS Legal, Blackfriars Legal or Carter Legal Associates.
Contact the police if you suspect a scam.
You can check if a firm or individual solicitor is genuine by using our Find a Solicitor tool.