12th June 2018
Fraudsters are increasingly trying to trick home buyers/sellers into transferring their money into scam accounts. They hack into emails and create fake emails to try and persuade people to send money to accounts in the fraudster’s name.
To avoid being deceived by ‘redirection’ scams, be alert to the following:
What can I do to protect myself?
Follow these steps to help you reduce your risk:
Lamb Brooks has a dedicated property Law Team office off the one-way-system on New Road. This office is ideal for clients to drop in paperwork, show ID or speak to your solicitor. Seeing the people directly working on your sale or purchase rather than using an online conveyancer will give you peace of mind that your matter is being dealt with correctly.
If you have concerns over property fraud or would like to speak on someone about any other property related issues then please contact Sheena Aston, Partner and Head of Property Law Team on 01256 305536 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The contents of this article are for the purposes of general awareness only. They do not purport to constitute legal or professional advice. The law may have changed since this article was published. Readers should not act on the basis of the information included and should take appropriate professional advice upon their own particular circumstances.
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