Licensed conveyancers are nearing the deadline to implement mandatory anti-fraud measures, according to the Council for Licensed Conveyancers.
Conveyancers belong to CLC have until 1 November to sign up to the regulator’s secure badge scheme to help stamp out imposter firms.
The badge is a unique piece of code provided by CLC that is impossible for fraudsters to copy.
Consumers can click on the badge to see more information about the firm on the CLC’s website.
CLC director of strategy Stephen Ward says nearly two-thirds of licensed conveyancers have installed the secure badge on their websites.
He adds: “To those who are yet to do so, we would urge them to do this as soon as possible to ensure they remain compliant.
“The scheme has been very well received by consumers, providing them with confidence that the website they are visiting is secure and is regulated by the CLC.”
DC Law director Simon Law, who signed up to the scheme earlier this year, says: “We have been very impressed with the CLC’s secure badge initiative.
“It’s easy for the other side to check that they are dealing with a genuine firm, it was easy to install and I believe that the introduction of the badge also provides reassurance to any client that they are dealing with a genuine firm.”