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I have been scammed by somebody I trusted with fraudulent money.My

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I have been scammed by somebody I trusted with fraudulent money.My bank closed my account down.Now all banks are refusing me.I have nowhere to have my wages paid in.Who can I talk to for help please?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 3 years ago.
Alex Watts : Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
Alex Watts : Could you please explain your situation a little more?
JACUSTOMER-9hpqiofl- :

I met a man on the internet about 20 months ago,I got to know him and trusted him,he asked me to accept some money into my bank for his business a few times,me being so trusting agreed.It has now come to light that the money was fraudulent and I had no idea.The bank has closed my account,so I opened another,but they are closing down that one now.It looks like all banks are going to do the same.I dont know what to do now as I have obviously been blacklisted and have no idea who to turn to as I have nowhere for my wages to go in.

JACUSTOMER-9hpqiofl- :

How can I rate his answer when he hasnt answered my question

JACUSTOMER-9hpqiofl- :

I just paid £38 for nobody to answer my question,how do I get my money back?

Alex Watts :

Do you have this persons name or address?

JACUSTOMER-9hpqiofl- :

I only have his name:***** *****on.He said he worked for the United Nations for the American Army.Stupidly I believed him and trusted him.He was based in Nigeria

Alex Watts : How did you send the money?
JACUSTOMER-9hpqiofl- :

I sent it through my savings account with my bank

Alex Watts :

Sadly I have to ask, had you ever met this person?

JACUSTOMER-9hpqiofl- :


JACUSTOMER-9hpqiofl- :

No never,I just trusted him and was sucked in by his smooth talking.

Alex Watts : How much have you sent ?
JACUSTOMER-9hpqiofl- :

I received and sent about £9,000 in September 2014 and £14,000 in October and then £19,000 was put in my account in jan 2015,but he told me it was for his oil business and our future.The bank stopped the £19,000 and have since removed it from my blocked account.

Alex Watts : It's bad news I am afraid. You have sent a lot of ,only to Somoene you have never net in Nigeria .
Alex Watts : This is going to be s scam
Alex Watts : Sadly in reality you have lost that money and you won't see it again,
Alex Watts : What you must do is report this to the police.
Alex Watts : They can try and investigate the matter for you.
Alex Watts : But as this happened in Nigeria their powers will be limited.
Alex Watts : Report it also to Action Fraud
Alex Watts :
Alex Watts : However in reality your money has gone and it's going to be very hard indeed to recover it.
Alex Watts : Stop all communication with the scammer.
Alex Watts : i am sorry if this is not the answer you want and certainly not the one I want to give you but I have a duty to be honest
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Alex Watts :

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