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House Buyers - Stay Alert To Fraudsters

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We have been made aware that fraudsters are attempting to divert house deposit payments that would normally be paid to a Solicitor in the legal process.

Conveyancing Client Protection Advice

  • It is highly unlikely that Solicitors will ever change their bank details. If you receive a request for money to be sent to an alternative account, you should ring your Solicitor on a previously used telephone number.
  • Buyers and sellers should avoid using public Wi-Fi systems to check emails when house purchases are being made. Fraudsters can easily hack into vulnerable Wi-Fi systems.
  • Avoid sharing social media posts about buying/selling your house. Fraudsters may get hold of this information and know the next step is a large financial transaction.

At JCP we will never contact you by phone or by email with a request to change our bank details. For more information contact our residential property team on:-

Caerphilly - 02920 860628
Cardiff - 02920 225472
Carmarthen - 01267 234022
Cowbridge - 01446 771742
Fishguard - 01348 873671
Haverfordwest - 01437 764723
Pontypridd - 01443 408455
St. Davids - 01348 873671
Swansea - 01792 773773