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Warning over fraud and cybercrime

Saturday, 23 January 2016  |  Admin

Warning over fraud and cybercrime

When buying or selling a house, just as in every other aspect of your legal or financial affairs, you should be aware of the risk of fraud and scams. 

Fraudsters are aware of the high volumes of money that change hands in property sales and purchases and have sophisticated ways of diverting that money. This can include impersonating you or us. So if you consider anything to be suspicious, you should contact us immediately.  Fraudsters can hack your emails. 

Please note we will NEVER email or telephone you with our bank details and they will NOT alter during the course of the transaction.  When asking you to transfer we will only ever post our bank details to you. 

     When taking your instructions as to where to send any funds to, we will only ever accept your written postal instructions.

Please also refer to the Council For Licensed Conveyancers website for more details as to how the community is protection you for fraud and Cyber Crime. www.clc-uk.org/CLC-Lawyer/Tackling-Cybercrime.aspx

Action Fraud keeps an up to date list of a wide range of scams. It is also important to take steps to keep your own email accounts and personal information safe. www.actionfraud.police.uk.

You can also take active steps to protect yourself from property fraud. Find out more on the government website. www.gov.uk/protect-land-property-from-fraud.

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