Guidance on bailiff & enforcement officer scam
We are calling on people to stay vigilant against fraudsters posing as enforcement officers and bailiffs
We have become aware of scammers phoning members of the public, posing as County Court bailiffs, High Court Enforcement Officers (HCEOs) and Certificated Enforcement Agents (CEAs).
During the calls, the fraudsters claim that the person owes money, and demands that they transfer funds into a bank account.
We may contact you by phone to discuss a warrant of control and will offer to take debit or credit card payments over the phone.
However, we will never:
- telephone you to ask for your bank details.
- telephone you to ask you to make a bank transfer by asking you to give your sort code and account number
If anyone claiming to be a county court bailiff, an HCEO or CEA calls asking for this information, you should not make any payment and not give their bank details.
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. Contact the High Court Enforcement Officers Association and the Civil Enforcement Officers Association (CIVEA) for more information
If you believe you have been a victim of this scam you should report the matter to:
Action Fraud online or on 0300 123 2040
What Our Clients Say...
We have used the services of Direct Collections on a couple of occasions now and have always found their service to be professional and… ALLIANCE WORKFORCE LIMITED
Thank you for all your help and support through all the ups and downs, court spelling mistakes, and distraught women on the phone barely… Pat Hedgeley
I write with regard to the recent work that dcbl undertook on behalf of one of my clients whereby possession of a residential property… COLLYER BRISTOW LLP SOLICITORS
We wish to thank you for your excellent and prompt attention in collecting outstanding commercial rent arrears on our behalf. We would like to… Milloyd Investments LTD
Dear Matt It was great to receive your call this morning to confirm that our problem client has cleared his debt. Thank you, to… Test2protect
Dear Sirs, We had been struggling for 18 months trying to recover outstanding monies from a customer, who despite numerous promises, failed to pay… Westholme Firewood
Dear Sir/Madam, I recently needed to use your services and am writing to give positive feedback regarding the process and express my thanks at… Sunley Financial
Many thanks to you and your team for the excellent service and support in the recent Pre-court collection (plus expenses) from a major and… VAULT CONTRACTS LTD