At Court Enforcement Specialists, we’re passionate about trying to change the face of High Court and Civil Enforcement industry.
Members of the public are reporting that they are receiving phone calls from so called County Court bailiffs, High Court Enforcement Officers (HCEOs) and Certificated Enforcement Agents (CEAs) asking that payments be made into bank accounts over the phone.
The phone calls are often reported to be threatening and urgent, but most worryingly, they are believable due to the colloquial accent of the person on the other end of the phone.
In some cases, quick payment is encouraged to prevent further charges and increases in the outstanding amount.
For many people here simply isn’t a good enough reason not to believe that the call is genuine, which often results in money being transferred into the wrong hands.
At Court Enforcement Specialists we will call debtors to arrange payment, but we won’t ever ask for details such as Sort Codes or Account Numbers to be given over the phone.
It is our advice to always check, check and check again with the enforcement agency either it be
county court bailiff, an HCEO or CEA.
You should end the call and contact:
Your local county court, if the caller says they are an HMCTS bailiff. Contact details for county courts are on GOV.UK the company the person claims to work for, if the caller says they are a HCEO or CEA.
Unfortunately, would be scammers can access the necessary information to make a hoax call all too easily.
Just a couple of clicks and searches in the right places can lead them to the contact details of both the fake debtor and the bailiff,
which is why it is crucial that people know exactly who they are speaking to.
We are always happy to assists debtors and claimants alike, and would suggest that they get in touch with us directly if they are even in the slightest bit of doubt about the origin or authenticity of a call.
We will be able to check whether or not the call was genuine, looking at things such as specific bailiff assignments, geographical areas of work and individual case numbers.
If our Agents are on the task, we will be able to tell you, and if it’s the Agents of another firm, we’ll do everything that we can to check that out for you as well.
We’ll contact the necessary people to try and work out whether or not a scam is suspected.
The safety and security of everyone that we deal with is of paramount importance to us.
The integrity of our industry is everything.
If you believe you have been a victim of this scam you should report the matter to:
Action Fraud online or call 0300 123 2040.
Please visit UK Government website for more information on how to protect yourself:
*Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service