Fraud Alert - Beware the Bogus Bailiff (Again)

Fri 29th Apr 2022

I wrote this article in late 2018 and am revisiting it because the ‘bailiff scam’ is still a problem.

An opponent called me this week to find out if we had engaged bailiffs to enforce a judgment neither of us had by then received from the court. It seems however, that the judgment had been entered on the Registry of Fines, Order and Judgments. Unaware of the judgment, we had not instructed anyone to enforce it, so it looks like our opponent had been contacted by precisely the kind of outfit the article deals with.

The facts sound very similar to a tale I was told in 2018 and the guidance in the article remains sound today. It’s a quick read that covers some simple fixes that will help you manage your fraud risk.