Jonathan is a practising Attorney and Conveyancer at our Tyger Valley branch. He originally  joined STBB in 1990 and was Managing Director of STBB for 12 years before recently deciding to relinquish those responsibilities and return to his practice in Tyger Valley.

Conveyancing Correspondent | Conveyancing Targeted By Scammers

There are troubling statistics regarding the steady increase in online fraud in conveyancing transactions. Bearing in mind that the Attorneys Insurance Indemnity Fund issued a statement last year that it would no longer cover ‘cyber crimes’ with effect from July 2016, there is escalating pressure on conveyancing firms to combat this form of fraud.

Read Carmel Rickard’s note on a recent judgment here, where the sellers approached the court for an order that the conveyancing firm be held liable for their losses after they fell victim to such a scam.

Remain more vigilant than ever!

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