Advance fee fraud - defence solicitors

Our lawyers are experts at defending those accused of advance fee investment fraud. The fraud involves the specific targeting of victims to make advance or up front payments for goods or services, usually with the promise of substantial financial gain. 

The promised goods, services and 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 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 up front fee in return for a large fee. 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 0203 816 1098 or complete our online enquiry form.

  • Investment fraud defence solicitors

    Legal specialists and experienced fraud defence solicitors Sean Joyce and Correna Platt discuss investment fraud allegations.

    Sean and Correna consider what investment fraud is, who is typically involved, the penalties faced if found guilty of such an offence and the importance of obtaining specialist legal support if accused of an offence.


Types of advance fee fraud

  • Career opportunity scams
  • Fraud recovery fraud
  • Inheritance fraud
  • Lottery win or prize draw scams
  • Racing tipster scams
  • Dating/romance scams
  • Work from home scams

If you are accused of fraud it is important to seek specialist advice immediately. You need to know that the lawyer dealing with your case has a good understanding of fraud and how to defend you case.

Our experienced team of serious fraud lawyers has the expertise and knowledge to look at the required level of detail to defend you. Contact our expert fraud solicitors on 0203 816 1098 or complete our online enquiry form.

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