CEL Solicitors understand the devastating impact a fraud or scam can have on its victims. Firstly, there is an immediate financial loss when money, often large sums of cash, is lost to scammers. Secondly, and perhaps most importantly, is the emotional impact, when people realise they’ve been duped, many of whom feel embarrassed or ashamed about what’s happened. However, if you’ve fallen prey to a financial scam you are not alone. In the first half of this year, £207.8 million worth of authorised payments were transferred to scammers. If you’re among those people who’ve suffered as a result of a fraud or scam, then there are steps we can take to recover your money.
We have a proven and dedicated team of solicitors who specialise in helping victims of fraud or scams. We provide national coverage, helping UK based individuals and businesses, to recover money or assets lost to fraudsters / scammers. We are experienced in dealing with: purchase scams; impersonation scams; investment scams; romance scams; advance fee scams; invoice scams and corporate scams. Our approach is simple but effective, using proven techniques and the latest technology, we detect, deter and investigate fraud, disrupting and denying proceeds flowing to those who commit fraud, including organised criminals.
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We have qualified analysts using the latest techniques and newest technologies to combat complex scams and frauds. Using Natural Language Processing and analysis of our structured and unstructured data we can predict likely behaviours and the probability of fraud to warn clients before fraud occurs. For this, we employ specialist investigation teams including ex -military and ex-law enforcement personnel, who use the latest fraud detection systems.
Through sanctions, recoveries or committal proceedings we ensure fraudsters are punished for their dishonesty and the right message is sent to the market that fraud will not be tolerated. We work with together our clients to take the right approach to combat fraudsters whilst ensuring we get the results that matter to them.
Through a range of techniques, bi-lateral co-operation and legal proceedings we work with banks to follow the lost money as a result of a fraud or scam through the banking system. Where necessary, we use specialist forensic accountants to help trace funds and we have a network of law firms worldwide that can assist recovery of monies hidden in offshore tax havens and foreign jurisdictions.