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Fraud

 

Fraud involves deliberate deception, whether of an individual, a business or a government agency, to gain a benefit or to damage them. Unfortunately, with the increase in the transfer of information across electronic systems and indeed across the world on the internet, the potential for fraud, and the frequency of it, is similarly increasing.

In this section we have provided information on the common types of fraud that you may have contact with, including:

  • Securities fraud
  • Investment fraud
  • Fraudulent trading
  • Public-sector fraud

We have also set out information on criminal fraud charges under both the Fraud Act 2006 and the Companies Act 1985 and possible defences to those charges. We have further set out how to go about seeking assistance if you have been defrauded, including the possibility of class actions.

If you are considering taking action in the civil courts to recover compensation for your losses from someone’s fraudulent activities, you may find the information under our Disputes section, helpful.

If you would like to obtain legal advice on criminal law, we can put you in touch with a local criminal law solicitor. Or service is free. So, if you have any questions or would like our help in finding local criminal law solicitors please call us on 0800 1777 162.

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