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Beware of Fraudulent Enforcement Officer or Bailiff Calls

We have been made aware that some individuals and businesses have been called by fraudsters posing as Enforcement Agents (EA’s).

The fraudsters making these calls typically ask for money to be paid over the telephone to prevent bailiffs or enforcement agents coming around to the premises within the next hour.

The fraudsters are well informed and can be very convincing.

In order to confirm that the Enforcement Agent (EA) visiting you is genuine and an authorised representative of Court Enforcement Services Ltd, we recommend taking the following steps:

  1. Check the Certificated Bailiff Register to confirm the person visiting you is on the register: https://certificatedbailiffs.justice.gov.uk/
  2. Check their identification (ID) card to verify their identity.
  3. If in doubt, call us to verify their identity and to confirm that we have instructed them to visit you. Call: 0343 504 1607.

Further guidance can be found on the High Court Enforcement Officers Association’s (HCEO’s website) here

Further guidance can also be found on the Government website here

 

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