Serious Fraud

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If you have been accused or charged with serious fraud it is usually as a result of a complex investigation looking into your personal or business financial records. It can range between credit card fraud and insurance fraud all the way up to complex cases of bribery and corruption.

There are many different types of serious fraud so it is important that whatever you have been charged with is fully understood prior to any form of court hearing or trial.

How can DPP Law help you?

Our solicitors can provide guidance for those facing a serious fraud charge and provide legal advice for those who need support with their case. The following crimes are covered by our team:

  • Credit card fraud
  • Insurance fraud
  • Cyber crime
  • Business fraud
  • Tax evasion
  • FCA investigation
  • Bribery and corruption
  • Pensions fraud
  • Property and mortgage fraud
  • Telecoms fraud
  • Banking fraud
  • Procurement and outsourcing fraud
  • Boiler room fraud
  • Advance fee fraud

What can you expect when you are accused of serious fraud?

A serious fraud charge can be a result of a complex investigation by HMRC, the Benefits Office or SFO (Serious Fraud Office) if it is looking into large businesses, but can also refer to an individual committing credit card fraud. In the case of individuals, you will be notified and will have the opportunity to provide evidence that may clear your name.

It might be that your bank details have been stolen in order to purchase goods or services, so it’s important to gather as much evidence as possible so you can demonstrate that you were unaware that the transactions or any other financial actions were being made.

What are the penalties for serious fraud?

The penalty for serious fraud depends on the circumstances surrounding the case and more specifically, the amount of money that is involved in the crime. The sentence usually includes repaying the stolen amount of money but can also include a heavy fine, as well as imprisonment for the guilty offender or group of offenders.

If you would like further advice regarding a case of serious fraud you or someone you know is facing, get in touch with DPP Law today to speak to our team of solicitors.

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