What is registration fraud?
Registration fraud describes all fraudulent activity in any of the registers that Registers of Scotland (RoS) maintain. Our experience has shown that it is very uncommon.
As fraud is ever evolving, the methods used by fraudsters may also change over time. We keep our anti-fraud measures up to date, through internal review and working with external parties.
What can I do if I believe that I have been a victim of fraud?
If you believe that you have been a victim of fraud, you should report this to the police.
We cannot report this on your behalf and cannot provide legal advice.
How can RoS help me if I have been a victim of fraud?
If you are a victim of fraud we can provide you with:
- copy of deeds
- application forms
- information in relation to your title, for a fee
This information can help you, your solicitor, and the police.
You can access title information online using ScotLIS.
Useful contact details
- contact Police Scotland by telephone: 101 for non-emergencies or (+44) 141 308 1070 if you are outside of Scotland
- send information to the police anonymously using Crimestoppers
- get advice from The Citizens Advice Scotland
- view a list of solicitors who are registered with the Law of Society of Scotland – they cannot provide legal advice or recommend a solicitor
If you would like more information, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org