The KPMG Fraud Barometer report analyses the trends of fraud within the UK, focusing on major fraud cases that are heard in the Crown Court where charges are in excess of £100,000. The value of fraud in the UK drops from £1.1 billion...
Our advance fee fraud lawyers are experts at defending those accused of advance fee fraud scams. The fraud involves the specific targeting of victims to make advance or upfront payments for goods or services, usually with the promise of substantial financial gain.
With this type of fraud, the promised goods, services and/or financial gain then does not happen. One of the most common ways of committing this fraud is the ‘419 scam'. This is so-called as it is the number of the criminal code in Nigeria dealing with this type of scam. A letter, fax or email is sent out, detailing elaborate reasons why the victims' assistance is required to get cash out of the country, and they will be asked to give their bank details and an upfront fee in return for a large amount of money that will be paid into their bank account. The funds, of course, are never transferred.
If you have been accused of an offence of this nature and would like advice on your situation call our specialist fraud solicitors on 01616 966 229 or complete our online enquiry form.