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Suspicious Emails

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

We are aware of a number of bogus e-mails, letters and faxes which are being received by individuals in many parts of the world, claiming to be from Travers Smith, or individuals from Travers Smith, which indicate that the addressee of the e-mail/letter has inherited a substantial sum of money, and go on to ask the recipient for personal information and/or money. These communications are not genuinely from us, and appear to be part of a scam being orchestrated by someone using our name illegally and without authorisation. We have been alerted to many dozens of these in recent months, have reported them to the police and are taking steps to try to stop it.

The communications are often in the form of emails, or sometimes letters, and they sometimes use the name of a current or former employee or partner of Travers Smith. They are likely to be linked to organised fraud. If you have received such a communication we strongly advise that you just ignore it, and do not respond to it or communicate further with the person who sent the mail/letter to you.

For more detailed information on this type of scam see the section entitled "Fraud Alert - 419 Fraud" at This is the website of the UK's Metropolitan Police Force.

Should you have any doubt about the authenticity of a communication purportedly coming from Travers Smith please contact:

Stewart Stapleton
E-mail -
Tel: +44 (0) 207 295 3346


Andrew Gregson
E-mail - 
Tel : +44 (0) 207 295 3206