APP Scams – UK Clients

Authorised Push Payment (APP) scams occur when scammers trick people or businesses into sending them a payment under false pretences to a bank account controlled by the scammers. In the UK, scammers use a range of methods to contact the victim, however, WhatsApp scams are very common. This type of scam differs from other types of cybercrime, where criminals get access to accounts and steal money without the account holder’s knowledge. As payments made using real-time payment schemes are permanent, the victims cannot undo this payment once they realise that they have been scammed. The diabolic nature of an APP scam can have catastrophic impacts on those who are unfortunate to fall victim to them. Sometimes, people have lost their entire life’s savings, believing they will never get this money back. Speak with us about an APP scam recovery.

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With the number of APP scams rising, fraudsters are becoming even better at what they do. They are clever and conniving – ‘gullible’ does not need to be a factor in their search for victims.

Authorised push payments scam tactics come in all sorts. You could be ‘fooled’ into sending money to a safe account. For example, criminals may claim that your account information is not safe and tell you to move your money to a new, safe account. You could also receive a fake invoice or email changing the payment information to purchase a property. Other commonly come across are Investment scams, Impersonation scams and Cryptocurrency scams.

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If at any point in time, you are asked to lie to your bank about the reason for your payment, or cash withdrawal, that’s a telltale sign of a scam.

Understandably, many fraud victims tend to assume that they will never get their money back, and they don’t see the value in getting a refund, especially considering the frustration of dealing with the paperwork required for the refund process. However, we are here to assist you with it. We will stand up for your rights and get back what is yours. Our objective is to support our clients with an established route to recovering lost assets.

If you think you are a victim of an APP scam in the UK, contact us for a free consultation so we can assist you further.