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    • sunnys8080
    • By sunnys8080 17th Dec 17, 5:16 PM
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    victim of internet fraud
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    • 17th Dec 17, 5:16 PM
    victim of internet fraud 17th Dec 17 at 5:16 PM
    If a person had bipolar and was gullible to let fraudsters hack into his pc and steal his money from bank could he claim it back?

    He has alcohol and severe mental health problems and internet fraudsters conned him into thinking they were british telecom and he let them have access to his laptop by team viewer and they took his bank details and got away with £1000, could he claim it back from the bank because he has mental health issues even though he authorised them to do it?
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    • EachPenny
    • By EachPenny 17th Dec 17, 5:26 PM
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    • 17th Dec 17, 5:26 PM
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    • 17th Dec 17, 5:26 PM
    Based on some of your other posts, are you talking about yourself here, or is it a general enquiry?

    If it is you, have you reported this to the Police/Action Fraud?
    "In the future, everyone will be rich for 15 minutes"
    • jonesMUFCforever
    • By jonesMUFCforever 17th Dec 17, 5:48 PM
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    • 17th Dec 17, 5:48 PM
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    • 17th Dec 17, 5:48 PM
    Did your 'friend' advise the bank that he was bipolar?
    If not then the bank will treat the claim for a refund like any other claim ie the medical condition will not come into it but they just might block future internet access for their own protection.
    What goes around - comes around
    give lots and you will always receive lots
    • sunnys8080
    • By sunnys8080 17th Dec 17, 7:10 PM
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    • 17th Dec 17, 7:10 PM
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    • 17th Dec 17, 7:10 PM
    Yes, it was me and I have reported it to the action fraud but never mentioned it to the bank or fraud team. The bank says I can't get the money back because I authorised it.

    I completely forgot to mention my mental health issues.
    • camelot1971
    • By camelot1971 17th Dec 17, 8:45 PM
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    • 17th Dec 17, 8:45 PM
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    • 17th Dec 17, 8:45 PM
    Tough luck unless the police catch the criminals and they still have the money. If your mental health issues are that serious you should get someone to have power of attorney and help you with your money.
    • sunnys8080
    • By sunnys8080 6th Jan 18, 5:06 PM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 5:06 PM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 5:06 PM
    The police are investigating they have submitted a charter request to hopefully identify a phone number because the criminals called from a nonexistent number , +00000000
    • jonesMUFCforever
    • By jonesMUFCforever 6th Jan 18, 6:02 PM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 6:02 PM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 6:02 PM
    The police are investigating they have submitted a charter request to hopefully identify a phone number because the criminals called from a nonexistent number , +00000000
    Originally posted by sunnys8080
    They will find that either the number originated from overseas or a non registered SIM so please don't hold your breath in getting the money back from this ''investigation''.
    What goes around - comes around
    give lots and you will always receive lots
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