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Identity Fraud Solicitors
If you have had your identity stolen to create false bank accounts, apply for credit cards or loans, the expert identity fraud solicitors at JMW are here to help you seek justice.
Our solicitors will guide you through every step of the legal process to ensure you get the compensation you deserve should your legal rights have been breached as part of a scam involving the misuse of your personal information.
What is Identity Fraud?
Identity fraud is a form of wrongdoing where a criminal applies for new products, such as credit cards, bank accounts and loans, using somebody else’s stolen identity.
Criminals often rely on the fact that opening an account is easy and there are usually minimal hurdles to overcome.
Fake accounts are then set up in your name, without your knowledge, to take advantage of your credit and access funds quickly.
Signs that you have been defrauded include:
- Receiving letters or emails confirming the opening of new cards or loans that you didn’t apply for
- Subscriptions or Direct Debit payments appearing which you don’t recognise
How JMW Can Help
The legal experts at JMW Solicitors have extensive experience in identity fraud cases and are at here to help if you have been a victim of such a crime. We have a strong track record of helping and advising individuals in a wide variety of situations like yours.
Many banks and other organisations are making it increasingly easy to apply for bank accounts, credit cards and loans, meaning security standards may not be adequate. This allows criminals to take advantage of these weaknesses, resulting in cases of fraud that can very damaging to the victims involved.
JMW Solicitors is here to help you secure compensation and seek justice - we have previously been successful in securing compensation for victims of identity fraud.
How to Report Fraud
If you have been a victim of fraud, the first thing you should do is contact Action Fraud to report the crime via its online fraud reporting tool or by calling 0300 123 2040. You will be given the option to receive free and confidential emotional support and practical help from Victim Support, a charity that helps those affected by crime.
You should then contact your bank, credit card or loan company to let them know that the new account was set up fraudulently.
Talk to Us
If you have been a victim of identity fraud and would like to speak to a solicitor about the action you can take, get in touch with JMW today. Contact us by calling 0345 872 6666 or complete our online enquiry form and we will get back to you.