Hi all. I know the world is full of scammers, and it makes my blood boil! This morning I awoke to find my 19 year old son has had his bank account emptied!
When my son checked his bank account this morning, he was shocked when discovered it was empty! He only had around £300 in the account, but that was his holiday spending money, which he’s going on in a couple of weeks!
Late last night he bought a shirt from a fraudster on instagram. He was taken to a website which he said, looked genuine. This dirty little scum bag had a few thousand followers, with a pretty convincing looking online shop. So my son decided to buy this shirt for £25.
When he checked on Instagram this scum bag has blocked my son, and deleted his account! He has contacted the bank and told them what’s happened, and they are going to look into it, which could take a couple of days.
It just so happens my sons friend works for the same bank where the money got transferred to. So his friend looked into this scammers bank details, and could see there’s been quite a few transactions where money has been payed into this account, then instantly withdrawn!
I just hope my sons bank can reimburse him, but we will just have to wait and see? I feel heart sorry for him, as he’s blaming himself for what’s happened. I said to him to try not to blame himself as it looks like quite a few other people have fallen for this scam. He works bloody hard for his money, and doesn’t earn a lot.
I don’t know why banks can’t put something in place, where any online transactions where money is being withdrawn from someone’s account, that they ask for conformation from the policy holder? I’d like to get my hands on these scum bags, and show them what happens to unscrupulous dirty little arseholes, then beat the shit out of them!
Be carful out there everyone, these scammers make themselves look genuine, with their little online selling sites, with thousands of followers!