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Hello, my name is Ben and it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today.
This is unfortunately a scam. Such types of scams, known as ‘advance-fee fraud’ are unfortunately extremely common these days and many unsuspecting people fall for them.
The way they work is as follows:
The issue is that once you have sent the details of the UKash vouchers to the fraudsters the money is gone, it is the same as sending them cash in the post. If the money has been claimed then UKash will not be able to do anything.
It will also be very difficult to get that money back in other ways. You can contact the police but relying on them to trace these people and return the money to you is a very long shot. The alternative is to sue them instead but you have to find out who they are and even if you take them to court I can almost guarantee that they will simply ignore the claim and let you pursue it as far as you can until you probably give up as you realise you cannot do much more without spending more and more money and time.
I'm sorry if this is not necessarily the answer you wanted to hear but I hope you understand I have a duty to explain the law as it actually stands and sometimes this does mean delivering bad news. Please let me know if you need me to clarify anything.
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