We’ve been made aware of an ongoing scam which involves fraudsters duping solicitors, housebuyers and sellers in order to divert payments to accounts under their control.

The fraudsters have been contacting both solicitors and their clients.

More information about the scam and how to avoid it has been made available by the Credit Industry Fraud Avoidance System on an information sheet and via an article on their website.

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Fraud and scam alerts

We regularly issue alerts to members and the public in response to threats to the profession. We also raise awareness of any potential scams involving fake solicitors or firms.