Bank Account Fraud Solicitors in London
Updated on Tuesday 30th July 2019
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If you discover financial transactions that occurred without your permission, you might be subject to bank account fraud. This takes place when your personal information is stolen, and therefore, your identity used in varied cases. Our bank account fraud solicitors in London are at your disposal if you have been a victim of financial fraud. Also, our criminal defence lawyers in London can provide in-depth legal advice if you have been accused of bank account fraud in UK.
What is bank account fraud?
In most of the cases, the bank account fraud happens when a criminal uses your identity and personal information to make all kinds of financial transactions. This means that your bank account is used on the internet to purchase different goods or services, obviously, without your permission. Identity theft can take place in varied forms, and victims find out they accessed a suspicious email or link through which the personal information has been breached. Because of the advanced technology, hackers use varied programmes to steal money directly from bank accounts, due to the access to all personal information found on your devices.
In many situations, victims are called by the bank or find out after a few days that their bank accounts have been robbed. The first thing to do is to report such fraud and ask for the support of the police. The extensive experience of our bank account fraud solicitors in London can help you in such cases, so it is suggested to get in touch with us as soon as possible.
How do I protect myself against bank account frauds?
Unsolicited phone calls or emails that seem related to the bank you work with should be avoided. It is important to know that financial institutions do not solicit your personal information over the phone or via the internet. Here is what you can do to avoid bank account frauds:
- Never reveal your security details over the phone or on the internet, especially if it is related to your bank account.
- If you see anything suspicious with your transactions, it is recommended to contact your bank.
- Any unusual activity involving your bank account and finances need to be reported to the bank.
- You cannot tell your card PIN over the phone or in an email.
- It is recommended to shred your personal documents comprising details about you and your bank account, if not used anymore.
Have you been a victim of bank account fraud? Have you been accused of such crimes in UK? Please feel free to get in touch with our bank account fraud solicitors in London and ask for immediate legal advice. Our criminal solicitors in London can help you report the bank account fraud cases, by providing the needed legal advice.
Identity theft – how much it affects us
Identity theft involves persons who became victims on the internet in different situations. For instance, their personal bank accounts have been used to purchase different items on the internet. The victims find out that they have been robbed through the stolen identity, meaning that hackers used their personal information for all sorts of financial transactions. The consequences are severe because, as it is known, victims discover they are out of money, having nothing but an empty bank account. The temptation is quite big on the internet and there are numerous websites that are not secured from a financial point of view, thus, they can be accessed from anywhere in the world. The big advice for internet users is to avoid any suspicious website and even report it if it is the case. Also, if from varied reasons you accessed an unsecured website and discovered unusual financial transactions, the first thing to do is to call your bank and report the situation.
In case of persons accused of account takeover, bank account fraud, cheque fraud, cash point fraud, banking scams or identity theft fraud, the legal support of our criminal defence lawyers in London is mandatory. Below you can find some interesting facts and information about the fraud cases in UK:
- losses of around GBP 354.3 million have been reported as payment scams last year in UK;
- a total of 56% represented the payment card frauds in 2018 in UK;
- there were more than 20.4 billion transactions made in 2018 in UK;
- banks and companies stopped card frauds worth a total of 1.12 billion GBP in 2018 in UK.;
- identity theft rose by 59% in 2018 compared to the previous year.
If you have been accused of bank account fraud or if you are victim of such crimes, feel free to contact our team of criminal defence solicitors in London. Our bank account fraud solicitors in London are here to help you and provide in-depth legal assistance.