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    • reym
    • By reym 10th Nov 18, 9:35 PM
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    Student duped into becoming mole
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    • 10th Nov 18, 9:35 PM
    Student duped into becoming mole 10th Nov 18 at 9:35 PM
    I am an International student studying in the UK. Recently an acquaintance from university told me if I gave him my sort code and account number, and withdrew some cash he would give me 300 pounds. I stupidly accepted, as I really needed some money for day to day expenses at that time.

    On the day 5000 pounds was entered into my account, I went withdrew it and gave it to him. Two days later, my bank account was closed and the bank sent a letter saying I have 16 days to withdraw any remaining funds in my account. I think I have a CIFAS marker on me, but am not sure.

    I am currently scared of any implications I may face and would like to get some advice on what to do, and if there are any serious issues I may face, besides not being able to open a UK bank account. I currently have 8 more months before I finish my degree, and would like to know if there could be long-term repercussions, and the chances of me facing prosecution or being arrested for this.
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    • Gary_Dexter
    • By Gary_Dexter 10th Nov 18, 9:41 PM
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    • 10th Nov 18, 9:41 PM
    The CIFAS will be there for 6 years.

    What category CIFAS marker was applied?

    You’ll find it extremely difficult to get any form of high end (and even low end) credit now - bank accounts, credit cards, loans, mortgages etc.
    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 10th Nov 18, 9:49 PM
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    worried jim
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    • 10th Nov 18, 9:49 PM
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    • 10th Nov 18, 9:49 PM
    Game over for you. Fortunately it will only be a burden for 8 months till you leave the U.K. Choose to remain and you will struggle to get any banking facilities for six years.
    "Only two things are infinite-the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not so sure about the universe"
    Albert Einstein
    • CakeCrusader
    • By CakeCrusader 10th Nov 18, 10:13 PM
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    • 10th Nov 18, 10:13 PM
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    • 10th Nov 18, 10:13 PM
    Was your course law or financial services of any sort (accountancy etc)?
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 10th Nov 18, 10:17 PM
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    • 10th Nov 18, 10:17 PM
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    • 10th Nov 18, 10:17 PM
    I hope you have now crossed this acquaintance off your social list, don't talk to them, don't even share anything with them.
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