Fraud and scam advice
We are aware of scammers phoning members of the public, posing as High Court Enforcement Officers (HCEOs), Certificated Enforcement Agents (CEAs) and County Court bailiffs.
During the calls, the fraudsters claim that the person owes money, and demands that they transfer funds into a bank account. Do NOT make any payment or give out your bank details.
You should end the call and contact:
- The company the person claims to work for, if the caller says they are a HCEO or CEA. Contact the High Court Enforcement Officers Association and the Civil Enforcement Association (CIVEA) for more information
- Your local county court, if the caller says they are an HMCTS bailiff. Contact details for county courts are on GOV.UK
We may contact you by phone to discuss a warrant or writ of control and will offer to take debit or credit card payments or set up a direct debit over the phone.
However, we will never:
- Telephone you to ask for your bank details (except when setting up an arrangement by direct debit)
- Telephone you to ask you to make a bank transfer using your sort code and account number
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.
Main office address: SHCE Ltd, t/a The Sheriffs Office, 2 Marine Road, Colwyn Bay, LL29 8PH
Registered office: SHCE Ltd, 22 St Andrews Crescent, Cardiff, CF10 3DD
Registered in England & Wales Company No: 06422666
Data protection registration: Z1380140
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