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I have applied for a loan for £3,000 to try to set up a small

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I have applied for a loan for £3,000 to try to set up a small business, as my wages are dire. A foreign man calling himself Adam managed to persuade me to tell him my account card details over the phone. He said he will not take a single penny from the account but I must make sure I don't touch the money till 11 a.m. tomorrow before ensuring that I will get this money. He rang from this number which is XXXXXXXXXXX I've just rang this number to find out what the name of the company is and although there is a voice message there is no indication as to who they are. This man called Adam doesn't know I got my wages early this evening and I've taken as much as I can out but I do need the money as my situation is not getting any better, I'm not sure whether to put it back in the account but I've heard of these people who just take some or all of your money and run. My credit score is poor but I need a cash flow to get started.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 4 years ago.

Alex Watts : Hello my name is Alex and I will help you with this. Please note that I am a working Solicitor and may be on and offline as I have to attend Court and meet with clients, even at weekends. As such you may not get an instant response when you reply, but rest assured I will be giving your question my immediate attention upon return You do not need to wait here as you will get an email when I reply.
Alex Watts : How do you know Adam, have you ever met him please?
JACUSTOMER-u3pqcxq2- :

No I have not met him, as I said before he responded to my application for a loan on the internet. Anyhow, its too late now I've been talked into sending £300 via Western Union to India. I've been in touch with the Western Union about it and they said I have to involve the police if I wish to take it further. He said on the telephone that my loan was guaranteed, but when I told him this was all the money I had, he continued until I finally decided to take a chance. When he eventually did ring back he said because I didn't pay the extra to send the funds to India, there was more money required. It wasn't just the small fee they wanted, it was between £90-£200. I felt there was something not quite right about that and told him no, and he knew I didn't have the money. I think he wanted me to ask someone I knew which I was not going to do. This was why I asked you for advice the night before. On your website you give the impression there is someone there all the time. I would have followed your advice and probably not been so stupid as to pay that much valued money that I needed. But there wasn't anyone available at the time that I asked for the advice. I'm not blaming you, it was my decision in the end, but I think I know now what you would have said. I don't feel I've had the advice I was after at the time and as I don't have hardly any money at all and need every penny I get for the next few weeks, then I have to ask for a refund. Thank you, Barbara.

Alex Watts :

Ok - Dont send any more money -its a scam.

Alex Watts :

I did respond within a couple of hours.

Alex Watts :

But delete any emails from him

Alex Watts :

Good luck and dont send any more £