How to avoid falling victim to identity fraud
01 November 2021
There are many different types of fraud and whether you have been a victim of fraud or you have been accused of fraudulent activity, here at ABV Solicitors we can delegate a fraud solicitor to help deal with your case. We have a strong reputation for dealing with financial crime and we have been recognised as one of the foremost firms of criminal law solicitors in the country. By contacting us you can rest assured that your case will be dealt with professionally and confidentially to help achieve the best possible outcome for you in your circumstances. Whether you are the victim of fraud or you are the defendant, it is important that you contact our fraud solicitor as soon as possible to help minimise damage and to prevent further implications to yourself.
What is identity fraud?
Identity fraud has been significantly rising over the past 5 years and almost 200,000 cases have been reported in the last year. A recent survey showed that approximately 6% of the population in the UK have been targeted for identity theft. This is when information such as personal details, bank details, account numbers, credit or debit card information is stolen and this information is used to access the victim’s finances illegally, carry out transactions and take their money.
How to avoid identity theft
To avoid falling victim to such crimes it is important to regularly check your finances and your bank accounts. Online banking has made this very easy and most of us have access to our bank details on our mobile phones, however this has also made identity theft easier than ever before, so it is important to keep an eye out for specific signs to make sure that your finances are safe. Always look out for unfamiliar transactions and make sure you report them to the bank straight away. For example, if you see any withdrawals have been carried out from your account which you are unaware of then this needs to be reported immediately. You should always pay attention to alerts and messages from the bank which ask you to confirm any transactions and also check for messages with respect to any changes to your contact details which a perpetrator may have attempted to carry out.
Contact a fraud solicitor
Unfortunately funds that are lost as a result of identity fraud and other fraudulent activity may be difficult to recover, therefore it is essential that you contact us here at ABV Solicitors for the assistance of a fraud solicitor who can help collate evidence to help put together a strong case for you and also to help prevent the perpetrators from carrying out such actions against others. Fraud cases require extensive paperwork and evidence so with the help of your fraud solicitor you can make sure that all forms and applications are correctly completed and all documents are submitted in a timely manner to prevent further complications or delays to your case. We can speak to the corresponding authorities and financial authorities on your behalf where necessary and with your best interests in mind we will aim to ease the process and achieve the best possible outcome for you. Speak to us at ABV Solicitors today, we are available 24-hours a day and we are here to help you.