Internet Fraud Solicitors
Updated on Tuesday 16th June 2020
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We have a team of internet fraud solicitors specialized in different types of internet frauds, also known as cybercrimes: hacking, cases related to cryptocurrencies, dark web, phishing etc. As cybercrimes are developing at a fast pace and different types appear nearly every week, we try to keep up with them and find the proper solutions for your case. Let our internet fraud solicitors in London provide you with the needed legal support and representation if you have been accused of such crimes.
Asking for legal support and representation
Many of these cases are spread internationally and the investigations usually take place in many countries. We can represent you no matter you are the victim of internet fraud or if you are accused of cybercrimes. We offer a free initial consultation and after that, you can decide if you want to be represented by us in court in every stage of your trial.
What types of internet fraud can be met in UK?
Our internet fraud lawyers in London can provide complete legal advice for internet fraud cases like the following:
- phishing – email fraud methods used by fraudsters to obtain financial information;
- hacking – a series of internet activities that can compromise your computer or any kind of electronic device;
- malware – a type of software programmed to cause several damages to a computer or system;
- cloning – the process that duplicates all your information found on a computer;
- breach of copyright and trademark – the case in which a person or a company uses your trademark without the rights to do so;
- internet fraud – the use of the internet to obtain personal information for specific benefits or targets;
- online fraud - internet scams used for obtaining personal information like bank accounts;
- email fraud – the type of email that solicits money or other valuables on behalf of a company or for a noble cause which eventually shows it is fake;
- cryptocurrency fraud – specific scams and schemes to solicit money, with the support of cryptocurrency;
- identify theft – stealing the identity of someone and act on his/her behalf by asking for money or other benefits;
Cybercrimes in UK
Most of the cybercrimes met on an international scale refer to the ways in which the money can be obtained, through all sorts of illegal methods. Online frauds, for example, involve all sorts of scams sent via email to ask for many on behalf of a charity or institution. The mechanism is quite simple and in many cases conclusive, meaning that victims are persuaded to offer information about their personal bank account or influenced to open a new one and deposit a certain amount of money. Some fake stories or fictive contracts might turn an ordinary person into a victim of internet fraud. Whether you have been accused of online frauds or if you are a victim of cyber crimes, it is best to seek legal advice and get in touch with our internet fraud solicitors for legal advice and representation. Let our team of internet fraud solicitors in London take care of your case right from the police station if you have been detained for internet fraud charges.
Computer Misuse Act 1990
The Computer Misuse Act 1990 is a set of laws that stipulates the type of crimes involving the use of internet and systems with the intention of committing different crimes like accessing specific information, changing passwords, making varied system modifications or stealing private information, among many other things. Deleting or copying private data, accessing personal bank accounts, introducing computer viruses, using online chats on behalf of someone, accessing private emails, or changing the operating system are only a few of internet and cyber crimes mentioned by the Computer Misuse Act 1990. The authorities are aware of the fact that such crimes develop on a daily basis and act in accordance by implementing different protection measures. Our internet fraud lawyers are here to provide comprehensive legal advice and assistance for all persons who have been accused of cyber crimes in UK.
What are the punishments in cases of internet frauds?
Imprisonment of up to 14 years is issued for individuals accused of cyber crimes in UK, plus related fines. For serious damages committed to institutions with the help of internet frauds, an individual can receive at least 10 years of prison. If you have been accused of internet frauds it is suggested to ask for legal advice from our internet fraud solicitors.
Defence for online frauds via emails
A serious concern refers to the internet frauds discovered every day is related to the online frauds made on the internet. There are cases in which simple persons become real victims once they reveal their private information comprising details about their bank accounts. Emails asking for charity money on behalf of a company are among the type of internet frauds mostly met nowadays. It all starts with an email that comprises details about a so-called foundation or company that wants to collect money for a noble cause. Such an email might comprise a complete description of the foundation plus information about a case they are raising money for. Even convincing pictures and/or details about the social media channels involved might be presented in such an email, ending with the request of sending money in a specific bank account. There are also cases in which an email asking for money for a friend might be met. The first thing to do is to report as spam or delete the message and avoid any possible internet fraud that might turn you into a victim. It is quite normal to report such cases and to ask for the legal opinion of an advisor, especially if you have been trapped in such a scam. Our internet fraud lawyers are by your side with comprehensive legal advice if you consider you have been a victim of online fraud.
Asking for money on the internet
Most of the online frauds are strictly related to those kinds of emails in which the personal information is solicited. Things like the name, address, bank accounts, and passwords are requested via a fake email which represents an individual, a company or an organization. There are many emails that can involve varied countries from Asia, South Africa or America. It is highly recommended to report such emails as spam because under any circumstances you cannot provide your private details especially the ones related to your finances. You do not need to respond to such emails, you should delete them right away. There are many persons who from varied reasons consider such emails a cry for help from friends, especially if a sum of money is requested. There are also cases in which the email presents an offer you cannot stand, like traveling to a particular place in order to receive an amount of money. This is also another form of online fraud via the email, a virtual trap which you should not access. We remind that no small, medium or large company or institution in the world would solicit fees or money transfers on the internet. All charitable acts in which money are requested are normally presented publicly and not in a private email. Also, you have the possibility of reporting any suspicious email which contains information or requests like the ones mentioned above. However, if you have been trapped in such an internet fraud, you should ask for legal assistance and talk to one of our internet fraud solicitors in London for legal guidance.
How does the mechanism work?
Victims of internet frauds are asked to provide the personal bank account or to open a new one in a foreign country and then send a specific amount of money in that account. In order to present a sort of credibility, the impostors send well-made emails with documents, photos, fake stories (or contracts signed by fictive persons and ask for small amounts of money at the beginning). Moreover, if the first email is credible enough and the victim sends the requested sum of money, there are cases in which the fraudsters turn back with another financial request. In return, they can promise that the money is directed for special cases involving children, animals, and many more. Actually, the victim will discover that the personal bank account is out of money, a case in which he/she should immediately contact the police. We remind that these are serious cases in which you should ask for legal help and recommendations in order to recover the damages through the legal ways.
Our internet fraud solicitors can help in fraud cases
Our team of internet fraud solicitors in London is at the disposal of all victims of online frauds who would like to report such cyber crimes and look for legal support. On the other hand, offenders accused of internet frauds and sent into police custody are recommended to get in touch with our team of advisors and look for the proper legal support for their case. Internet crimes are often linked to financial bank accounts of victims who from varied reasons decide to access the emails soliciting all sorts of favors involving money. In many cases, the victims discover quite lately that they have been robbed on the internet and their bank accounts have been hacked. In any case, the legal aspects can be entirely explained by our team of criminal defence solicitors in London who can represent you in front of the authorities if you decide to act in accordance. No matter the type of cyber frauds and no matter if you are a victim or an offender accused of such serious crimes, it is best to seek for legal advice and discover the ways in which our team of lawyers can help.
Do I need to report online frauds to the police?
Yes, it is extremely important to call the police and report the crimes you have been involved in. As a recommendation in this sense, you can also solicit our support when going to the police station to report your problem.
Contact our internet fraud solicitors in London immediately if you are in police custody for internet fraud and you need legal assistance.