Please see article written by James Hurley of The Times early in March.
We have seen isolated incidents of this sort of thing happening, mostly by individuals within banks rather than a concerted organisation effort.
However, we have seen just as worryingly documents provided by a Rotherham based bank collections office through their solicitors purporting to be an original demand for payment on a personal guarantee made in 2009.
However, the demand was addressed to our client at an ex-partner’s address; an address that the ex-partner did not live in until 3 years after the demand was alleged to be made!
We are careful to check the metadata of such documents now where our clients do not recall receiving such documents.The Times - National Crime Agency’s bank signature fraud inquiry ‘on track’