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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.

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