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Advance Fee Fraud

An advance-fee fraud is a confidence trick in which the target is persuaded to advance sums of money in the hope of realising a significantly larger gain. Many operations are professionally organised in Nigeria and can seem plausible through the employment of seemingly legitimate companies and official stamps.


Types of advance fee fraud include:


•    Career opportunity scams
•    Cheque overpayment fraud
•    Fraud recovery fraud
•    Inheritance fraud
•    Loan scams
•    Lottery, prize draw and sweepstake scams
•    West African letter or 419 fraud
•    Work from home and business opportunity scams


Organised criminal groups can take advantage of legitimate businesses as well as their victims and do so in order to make their activities look legitimate. If you have been arrested in respect of an advance fee fraud you will require expert intervention at an early stage. Old Bailey Solicitors has the experience and expertise to guide you from the earliest stages to the conclusion of your case.


If you require advice in respect of your Advance Fee Fraud case, please contact David at david@oblaw.co.uk