Fake SRA email targeting solicitors

SRA Scam Email

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has issued a warning about a scam email currently aimed at solicitors in the UK.

An email arrives in a user’s Inbox with the subject line “Important update from the SRA regarding your law practice” and purports to be from a random .sra.org email address.

Please note the correct domain name for the SRA is sra.org.uk



Example email:

From: “Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)” <y4jecgfqv@sra.org>

Subject: Important update from the SRA regarding your law practice (XXXX XXXX), possible investigation

Date: 24 February 2014 15:08:29 GMT


Reply-To: “Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)” <y4jecgfqv@sra.org>

Important update from the SRA regarding your law practice, possible investigation

For the attention of XXXX XXXX (XXXXXX – -).

We have received a complaint regarding your law practice and we will soon begin an investigation regarding your activity starting with the 1st December 2013 until the present day.

We will also call the following number: 020 7XXX XXXX.

Please find the complaint attached.

Thank you,


Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) on 24 Feb 2014


The attached Word document to the fake email contains a macro virus called XM97/ShllHide-A.

Therefore you should immediately delete the message without opening the attachment.

RealWorld clients that have our Messagelabs service will be protected from receiving this particular message.

Full more details about email security, please contact us




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