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Protecting your property from fraud

Sadly, fraud in all its forms is on the increase with cybercrime a rapidly growing area of concern.

Whilst the elderly and most vulnerable in our community are often targeted, the reality is that we must all remain on our guard as well organised and unscrupulous criminals are inventing new ways of defrauding innocent people.

Property transactions remain a major target for fraudsters with scams becoming increasingly common and ever more sophisticated. They include criminals who:

  • Set up and hide behind a fake law firm;
  • Intercept and manipulate emails;
  • Impersonate property owners;
  • Try to steal your identity.

They may also target you by offering what sounds like an amazingly profitable, quick buck, property scheme. The reason it sounds too good to be true is because it generally is.

Others are targeting the largest asset you may have – your property.  The aim quite simply is to sell it or raise a new mortgage on it without your knowledge.

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