If you thought that serious fraud solicitors only dealt with crimes against property or the person then you might be surprised to learn that there are many sorts of cases that could involve them.
Serious fraud solicitors deal with Money Laundering. It can be defined very simply as hiding the origin or destination of money or other assets. The money or assets could be the proceeds of a crime such as a burglary or could be due to tax evasion or false accounting. Rather than arouse suspicion by either spending large amounts of money on extravagant items that would normally be unobtainable or depositing large amounts of money into a bank account, money laundering allows those involved to “hide” where the money has come from or where it’s going to.
Serious fraud solicitors deal too with Internet and Computer Fraud. Internet and Computer Fraud is a growing threat to all users of the Internet. Common fraud includes trying to obtain users’ personal information by sending out “phishing” emails, pretending to be from banks or other genuine sources, hacking into companies’ databases to steal financial information, or to crash websites, known as a Denial Of Service attack.
As so much of our business and personal life is carried out online, internet and computer fraud can be very profitable.
Identity Fraud is increasing, and it is getting easier as people are not as security conscious about their personal details as they need to be. Passports, credit cards, driving licences can be copied and faked quickly and easily by those who know how.
A victim of identity fraud can find themselves landed with large loans taken out in their name and often in arrears, traffic violations, and can end up themselves are facing criminal charges due to non-payment of loans or fines.
Drug Importation and Supply can also be dealt by Serious fraud solicitors. Those involved in importing and supplying drugs are often working for larger organisations, and often in many countries. As drug smuggling becomes more lucrative, the more people will take the risks involved. Sometimes the person caught importing drugs may be just the tip of the iceberg.
Some people are involved in people smuggling, whether to provide an escape from a life of poverty and misery or alternatively, to provide cheap labour in countries where labour is relatively expensive. This kind of people are dealt by Serious fraud solicitors
Now you know what sort of cases Serious fraud solicitors gets involved with. It can be reassuring to know that if you need one, they will be able to handle your case.