It was for twenty thousand pounds. I had take money out of my mortgage and give it on a friendly basis.
No he is a mutual friend. First he portrayed himself as a Entreprenuer he took money from my friend to invest in his business (his case is slightly complicated but the money he made him invest in his business is around £50K and cash he took from him is around £18K) and on one fine day he started saying there is some lease problem with his business premise and if they don't put enough money as deposit the bank is going to take the business back, but on interrogation we found he has no association with that business. Overall he's just been lying a lot but he never said that he won't give the money but just keep postponing. I am really down with the overall thing as on humanity basis i gave him this money and he is just playing games saying he's got problems and no money etc. So I really would like to know what my options are, are SMS messages of any use to go legally against him?
I don't think he has any proper job, I never understood what he does for living and that was part of the problem. I am not sure about the assets, even if there are any he would have moved it his home country. So I would think it will be hard to track.
Can the on-line transfers into his account of be any use?
There must be a way to put a case against this liar and crook? In hindsight I feel this was all a kind of organised plan to cheat people (as he has done this with more than one person), surely innocent people like me must have something to go with in a civilised society like ours?
thanks, XXXXX XXXXX question, if I do go down the route that you suggested what part of the law does this case fall under (in case I need to visit a brick and mortar lawyer) is it criminal law, general law etc?
I can not know what money/properties he has got, if the judgment is in my favour is there a legal way to find out if he has any assets. I also believe he may be doing some illegal businesses as well, will the court help in such investigations so that we can file a fraud case?
In the end, even if I am not able to recover my money, I want to teach him a lesson so that he won't go about cheating any other innocent people like me.
Jo, thanks for your help this evening, it looks like I may have a small chance, we all live with hopes so not a bad ending :)
Will you also be able to help with taking the matters further (when I've decided) or should I go and see a Lawyer in person?
If you do, how does that work?
no problem, thanks and I will remember to come back to you for any other further advice.