Recognising fraud and dishonesty
Reviewed 25 November 2019
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Gathering information—contact us
We have a unit dedicated to gathering information and intelligence. If you know—or suspect—that a person or firm regulated by us, or one of their employees, is involved in dishonesty or fraud, contact us immediately.
Any report you make can be treated with strict confidentiality.
What should I report?
Examples of the type of conduct you can report to us:
- Abandonment or sudden closure of a firm or sole practitioner
- Arrest, charge or conviction of a person regulated by us
- Suspected dishonesty
- Financial problems
- A person or firm pretending to be a solicitor, or
- a regulated individual or firm being involved in a scam.
- If you suspect that a law firm or a solicitor is involved with a 'get rich quick' scheme, or if you have become involved with a scheme.