Advanced Fee Fraud
We at EBR Attridge understand that being investigated for any Fraud, in whatever guise, is extremely serious and far reaching.
Our specialist team of Fraud solicitors have represented and continue to act in some of the most complex and high profile criminal prosecutions brought in relation to many of those perpetuated frauds.
One such fraud is that of the ‘Advance-fee scam’ which is a type of fraud and one of the most common of confidence tricks. The scam is a crime which involves contacting a potential victim and promising them they have won a cash prize, a new car or that their help is needed to get a large sum of money out from another country. There can be many ways in which this type of fraud is carried out, either by phone, fax, email or post and may be known as ‘419’ fraud. This is because section 419 of the Nigerian Penal code prohibits this type of advance fee fraud and has therefore become known as the ‘419’ fraud
Being questioned about, arrested and interviewed under caution for any ‘Advance fee fraud’ will be upsetting for you, your business or indeed your family but it is vitally important that you get representation from one of our serious fraud solicitors as soon as possible. Please do remember that early action in any case is pivotal to increasing the chances of success. In such complex and intimidating investigations or prosecutions, you will require expert and knowledgeable advice at every juncture. We can act for you at the police station for free and thereafter, we can help assess your financial eligibility for legal aid. We believe, no matter what your financial position, if you are prosecuted you must have the ability to defend yourself, whether that is paid by the public purse or other funding arrangements. We have helped many people and businesses who have and are facing the same types of fraud charges as you and we have built a strong reputation in this complex area of law. We will use all of our experience to help make this process as painless and simple as possible, because we understand that you will be under a great deal of pressure and will want advice and answers.
In addition to our above services provided you will have further support and advice from one of our many Expert Fraud Barristers who will work together with your Solicitor, taking much of the stress and anxiety of making a decision away from you.
If you are being investigated or prosecuted, please make an appointment to see one of our specialist fraud solicitors who can attend upon you by telephone, face-to-face or online