GDPR – Know your Right’s !

Friday 13th April 2018


The biggest overhaul of Personal Data Privacy Regulation comes into effect.
The General Data Protection Regulation is the biggest renewal and revamp by the EU of the current Data Protection Act and the most important change in Data Privacy in 20 years.
The new EU GDPR has been designed to harmonise data privacy laws […]

‘GHOST BROKERS’ con through Facebook for car insurance

Monday 26th February 2018

Ghost Brokers - Car Insurance Fraud - Mercantile Claims

A report by shows that young men are being targeted by “Ghost Brokers” for car insurance, through Facebook.
On average, young drivers are forking out over £700 for the fake car insurance policies, which means hundreds of young drivers are on the road with no car insurance. This could result in heavy […]

Seniors targeted in Telemarketing Timeshare Scam

Tuesday 6th February 2018

A website based in America has written a post regarding a Telemarketing Timeshare Scam by an Orlando resident.
Mr. Daniel Boyar, a resident of Orlando, Florida has pleaded guilty for his part in defrauding over 1,000 victims via a telemarketing scheme, a scheme which saw many victims in their elderly years handing over […]

12,000 complaints – Britons bombarded with 200 million nuisance calls

Tuesday 6th February 2018

Arshad Mubashar_Himma Group

The Information Commissioners Office has stated there is a “lengthy and complex” inquiry underway. This is a result of Police officers removing computers from Himma Group in Nottingham.
The boss of Himma Group has been suspected of being part of a kingpin network cold-calling the public. The network is said to be linked […]

Festive Frivolities

Wednesday 24th January 2018

On Friday 22nd December 2017, the teams at Praetorian Legal and Mercantile Claims celebrated their annual works Christmas party.
We attended the Manhattan party at the NEC in Birmingham, where the evening started with a drinks reception, along with canapes. The evening’s entertainment commenced with dancers on stilts, meandering amongst us.
At 8pm, we […]

Scotty’s Little Soldiers Fundraiser Update

Thursday 7th December 2017

On 28th October 2017, Mercantile Claims attended the Scotty’s Little Soldiers Ball. We were the proud gold sponsor of the event and were truly honoured to be part of such a great event in aid of a fantastic cause.
We are delighted to announce that the event managed to raise an incredible £22,000! […]

Excess Mortgage Arrears

Friday 1st December 2017

Over 750,000 mortgage customers who fell into arrears and were then unfairly charged twice are to receive compensation.
Last year, it was estimated that over 750,000 borrowers may have been overcharged after falling behind on their mortgage payments.
The Financial Conduct Authority have now told banks and building societies that they have until July 2018 to […]


Friday 24th November 2017

We have recently been contacted by several Praetorian Legal clients who were referred to us by Eze Group.
Our clients have advised us that they have read reports on the internet about Eze Group and their imminent Crown Court appearance to answer numerous serious criminal charges, including fraud by misrepresentation and breaches of […]

Motor Finance – PCP

Wednesday 15th November 2017

As highlighted in the 2017/18 business plan, the FCA (“Financial Conduct Authority”) are concerned that there may be a lack of transparency, potential conflicts of interest and irresponsible lending in the motor finance industry. They will conduct an exploratory piece of work to identify who uses these products and assess the sales […]