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Credit Fraud – Credit Card and Debit Card Fraud

Duncan Lewis Fraud Solicitors – Credit Fraud


Credit fraud is becomingly hard to tackle and prosecute because of the complexities involved in building a case and proving that there was intent to defraud or conspiracy to defraud.


Credit card fraud and debit card fraud is global – making it even more difficult to follow a “paper chase” to find those responsible.


In some cases, those accused of credit card fraud or debit card fraud may even be victims of identity fraud themselves and innocent of the charges brought against them.


It is vital to seek legal advice early if an allegation of credit card fraud or debit card fraud is made. Duncan Lewis fraud solicitors can advise even before an interview under caution has taken place, or if there is a possibility charges might be brought for credit card or debit card fraud.


Fraud allegations can affect both individual reputations and business reputations. A conviction for credit card fraud or debit card fraud can result in a custodial sentence.


Duncan Lewis fraud solicitors have acknowledged expertise in defending cases involving credit card fraud and debit card fraud – and can liaise with agencies involved in serious fraud investigations, including:


  • City of London Police
  • Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
  • Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
  • Federation Against Copyright Theft
  • Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
  • HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)
  • Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
  • National Crime Agency (NCA)
  • Office of Fair Trading (OFT)
  • Serious Fraud Office (SFO)
  • Trading Standards.

Duncan Lewis Fraud Solicitors – Our reputation for excellence


Duncan Lewis' Crime Department has been recognised as a Top Tier and recommended criminal defence practice by Chambers & Partners UK 2019 and The Legal 500 2019 Edition for its General Crime and White Collar Fraud Work.


Duncan Lewis fraud solicitors have acknowledged expertise in case building based on a sound knowledge of the criminal justice system – and the ability to assemble compelling evidence and documentation in cases involving credit card fraud or debit card fraud.


Duncan Lewis represents clients at Police Stations, Magistrates’ Courts, Crown Courts, and at Appeal Courts such as the Court of Appeal – and has highly experienced Higher Court Advocates with a background in conducting serious fraud cases.


Duncan Lewis Fraud Solicitors – How to contact us


There are Duncan Lewis offices nationwide across England and Wales – and a fraud lawyer from Duncan Lewis can usually reach a client at a police station or court within 45 minutes to advise on credit fraud charges.


We aim for the best possible outcome for clients facing fraud charges – call Duncan Lewis during office hours on 0333 772 0409 for expert legal advice on credit card and debit card fraud offences.


For 24/7 help at a police station, call the Duncan Lewis Emergency Hotline on 0333 772 0607.


Duncan Lewis Fraud Solicitors – When to contact us


Duncan Lewis advises clients who are facing fraud charges – or who may be interviewed in relation to credit card or debit card fraud – to contact us as soon as possible.


Duncan Lewis fraud solicitors can advise even before a charge for credit card or debit card fraud is brought – and a solicitor from our specialist fraud department can attend a police station fraud interview conducted by the police, Serious Fraud Office or HM Revenue and Customs.


Duncan Lewis Fraud Solicitors – Legal Aid & Private Client – Credit Fraud


Duncan Lewis is a leading provider of Legal Aid criminal defence services –Legal Aid is means tested and may only be available in certain circumstances.


Duncan Lewis can advise further on Legal Aid at the initial client meeting.


In cases where a client may not be eligible for Legal Aid, Duncan Lewis fraud solicitors offer competitively-priced fee levels for private client representation – with fixed fees and advance notice of any costs whenever possible.


In some criminal cases, after the event insurance may be an option and Duncan Lewis will advise on an appropriate level of insurance to cover the potential costs of defending a criminal case and to pay any costs imposed by the court.


Call Duncan Lewis Fraud Solicitors to discuss allegations or charges involving credit fraud on 0333 772 0409.




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