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My wife and i have been scammed by a fake trading company

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my wife and i have been scammed by a fake trading company here in the
JA: Where are you? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: uk
JA: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: contacted the banks stopped all transactions and reported to Legal Action
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: we believe we wont get any of the monies back and possible resigned to it
Submitted: 17 days ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Marcinlondon replied 17 days ago.

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Expert:  Marcinlondon replied 17 days ago.

I am sorry to hear about this. Have you contacted the FCA and Action Fraud?

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Action fraud got our cases and have crime numbers from the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau and no just the banks
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
cant afford the £44 phone call.....all money counts now
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Both my wife and i have been scammed 2 different banks
Expert:  Marcinlondon replied 17 days ago.

Ok, it looks like you have done the right thing. You may want to contact the FCA - they may be able to help in case the company is question is registered with them.

Expert:  Marcinlondon replied 17 days ago.

Please feel free to ignore the automatic prompts for a call if you do not require one.

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
lost thousands ......apparently it was a fake company with fake documents claiming a member of FCA registered
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
were beginning to believe now losing thousands never to see anything again
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
i am seeking victim support as i am constantly breaking down
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
we realised and stopped the scam on thursday the 3 rd June way too late, my wife lost thousands and me aswell from our bank accounts to a foreign bank .............we have no hope seeing any money!!!!!!
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
banks are looking into it .........wont hold my breath tho!
Expert:  Marcinlondon replied 17 days ago.

I am really sorry to hear about it. I think you are doing the right thing! Feel free to come back with anything else. I will be happy to help.

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
i need as much info and help you could give me please
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
rather lost to know where to go from here if banks,fca unable to help. any other advice would be very helpful
Expert:  Marcinlondon replied 17 days ago.

Except the FCA I think you did the right thing by reporting it to the Police and Action Fraud. Unfortunately that is all I am ware of as to what you can do.

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
thank you for your time
Expert:  Marcinlondon replied 17 days ago.

I am sorry I can't give you a better answer but I hope all goes well.