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over a year ago I engaged an African Woman based in Kampala

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over a year ago I engaged an African Woman based in Kampala to do some work for me... she has scammed me out of a very large sum of money. I have her address and bank details but I am not sure if I have any recourse in getting my money back. I have all the receipts from overseas transactions.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.
Hello,

Unless you are willing to incur further costs to try and get this money back from the person in Uganda, I am afraid there is not much you can do other than to write off the sum.

You may need to engage a local lawyer there to try and recover the money from you or to report her to the police for fraud and this will incur further expenses which you will have to pay with no guarantee that your money will be recovered.

In most cases like this, you may end up throwing good money after bad money.

The fact that she is in a different jurisdiction in Africa will only make it harder for you to recover your money.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.


thank you and it is as I thought.. my aim is to prevent her from doing this to another stupid victim...


 


the country is corrupt and as you rightly say.. throwing good money after bad is impractical. £20,000 is a lot to lose!

Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.
Absolutely. I am sorry to hear that the amount in question is an eye watering 20,000 pounds.

Perhaps you could report her to the local police and get her arrested on convicted. A spell in prison may deter her from scamming others.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

not sure how to go about reporting her to Ugandan police? traditional healers are ten a penny...that's a lot for the money I paid!. but I do have contact details and bank details so maybe her bank can assist?

Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.
Yes, maybe her bank can assist but very likely you will need someone on the ground there, preferably a local lawyer to take this up with her bank and the local authorities.


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