Banking fraud is a generic term for several different types of fraud. Essentially, it is the use of illegal means to obtain money, assets, or other property owned or held by a financial institution, or to obtain money from depositors by fraudulently posing as a bank or other financial institution.
Banking fraud can include bankcard or account fraud as part of identity theft, PIN entry devices to fraudulently transfer and move money, account takeovers, bank impersonations, counterfeit cheque fraud and card cloning.
Penalties for serious fraud cases such as banking fraud can be severe and convictions can result in lengthy prison sentences or substantial fines. Additionally, being convicted of banking fraud may impact future career prospects and the ability to obtain insurance.
If you are being investigated for any type of banking fraud, it is important that you get legal advice as soon as possible. Our experienced team of fraud lawyers have the expertise to defend you and have experience with HM Revenue and Customs, Financial Conduct Authority, Crown Prosecution Service and Serious Fraud Office.
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