banking fraud

The courts take banking fraud incredibly seriously, so facing allegations of this nature can be stressful. If you have been accused of committing banking fraud, or are involved in a criminal investigation, it is important that you seek legal advice as soon as possible so you can start building a case for defence.

At Burton Copeland, we represent individuals and organisations, including financial firms and banks, that have been accused of banking fraud. Our solicitors have experience in dealing with all kinds of fraud, so are equipped to deal with all types of cases. To find out how we can help you can call our Manchester office on 0161 827 9500, or fill in our contact form and we will get back to you shortly.

types of banking fraud

In simple terms, banking fraud is the fraudulent obtaining of funds from a bank or financial institution. Common actions, which are regarded as illegal, include:

  • Opening a bank account in a false name
  • Using a stolen or ‘skimmed’ bank card
  • Forcing someone to change a direct debit, standing order or bank transfer payment
  • Accessing somebody else’s bank account by phishing for sensitive information
  • Transferring money from an account to your own via electronic transfer, without permission

There are many examples of banking fraud - all require immediate legal advice, so you are clear on your options.

how burton copeland can help you

If you, or your company, is under investigation for committing banking fraud, our specialist lawyers will work to build a case for defence against the charges you are facing. We will work hard and fast to provide you with suitable guidance for your case by taking a look at all the evidence, listening to your requirements and consulting with experts in finance and computer forensics.

Our banking fraud solicitors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, providing advice and representation as and when you require it. We can also tell you if you qualify for legal aid.

get in touch with the experts

To speak to a member of the banking fraud team, contact our Manchester office by calling 0161 827 9500 during office hours, or 0161 832 7834 at any other time. You can also fill in our contact form to let us know a suitable time to contact you.