Wednesday, 2nd December 2015
Online scam ruins lawyer’s Christmas in Marrakesh
by Brian Reyes
A local lawyer was swindled out of £6,000 after his payment for a Christmas villa in Marrakesh ended up in a fraudster’s bank account.
The lawyer discovered that a UK branch of Barclays Bank had processed the transaction despite a mismatch between the payment instructions and the fraudster’s account, which were in different names.
Having lost out on the money, he was further outraged when the bank offered to refund £2.26 left in the account – but only if he promised to keep quiet about the scam.
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