How can I protect myself from mortgage fraud?
Mortgage fraud is more common than you may think, but there are several ways you can protect yourself:
- Treat any email request from your solicitor or estate agent instructing you to transfer money to another bank account as suspicious.
- Always verify email requests before transferring any money - using trusted contact details, such as those taken from your solicitors’ or estate agents’ official website.
- Keep your contact information with the Land Registry up-to-date and register for a restriction. The Land Registry will then contact you to advise you if an attempt to sell your property or register a mortgage against it is made.
If you think you may have fallen victim to fraud please contact us immediately.