Crimestoppers working with conveyancers to reduce growing fraud problem

Michael Lloyd

March 8, 2018

Conveyancers who are working to prevent their buyer’s deposits being stolen through their Safe Buyer Scheme partnership have been boosted by the support of the charity Crimestoppers.

Safe Buyer Scheme conveyancers will have access to the Crimestoppers logo to use on their websites and promotional material and the logo also appears on a new bank details certificate that conveyancers can send to their clients.

Rodger Holden, director of business development at Crimestoppers, said: “We are delighted to be working with conveyancers on the safe buyer scheme to prevent deposit redirection fraud, which has such a devastating impact on property buyers.

“Proative fraud prevention through industry engagement is one of our key strategic objectives and we are encouraging conveyancers to make use of our partnership with the Safe Buyer Scheme as it provides effective tools that are proven to protect conveyancers and their clients from fraud.

“The Crimestoppers name is very well regarded and is synonymous with crime safety so we hope homebuyers will see our logo and think about checking their conveyancer’s bank account details through the safe buyer scheme.”

John Ahmed, director at the Safe Buyer Scheme, said: “We have received a very positive response from property professionals and have extended the safe buyer scheme scope to include financial advisers and estate agents to join this initiative, as they want to help keep their clients safe.”

Personalised Bank Details Certificates bearing the Crimestoppers’ logo are available for every conveyancer registered on the Safe Buyer Scheme to send to their clients during the conveyancing process. The Bank Details Certificate template can be downloaded by logging in to the Safe Buyer Scheme website.

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