HSBC’s “fake” solicitors

I have known for some time that HSBC have used “fake” solicitor’s letters to send to debtors. But the matter has become big news because of a similar practice by Wonga. (I wrote a guest blog for Move Your Money on the subject)

This is a letter from what appears to be a firm of solicitors, DG Solicitors. There is no such firm, as a search of solicitor firms on the Law Society website will show. Not doubt HSBC will try to justify their deception by referring to the statement at the very bottom of the letter that “this firm is the practising name of solicitors employed by HSBC Group” but there is no such firm. Another example of HSBC fraud.