Asset recovery scammers pose as Insolvency Service to target investors


Essex and London Properties was wound up by the courts in September 2018 on public interest grounds. The Official Receiver was appointed liquidator of the company and has been made aware of several schemes targeting the company’s investors.

The ‘recovery schemes’ falsely claim they can retrieve invested capital from the liquidation process, pretend to be acting in co-operation with the Official Receiver and some even claim to be the Insolvency Service itself.

Joanna Caswell, Deputy Official Receiver, said:

These schemes pose a serious threat as they will attempt to illicit further funds from you which you are unlikely to see again. In the strongest possible terms, we strongly advise anyone who invested in Essex and London to not engage with anyone who claims they can recover your investments.

The Official Receiver will never contact anyone offering to recover their money for a fee or recommend another organisation offering the same service. If in doubt, contact the Official Receiver.

Creditors of Essex and London Properties Limited who have received an unsolicited letter or email should notify the Official Receiver immediately by email to:

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