Rip Off Britain saves couple from £20,000 scam
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The scammers impersonate the staff at Credit Suisse as a way to convince Britons to invest with their company. Lorna and Brian Young had invested £20,000 into this website but soon realised they had lost their money.
The same scam was documented two days prior on the BBC show Rip off Britain.
That’s how the couple knew it had happened to them also, and they had been victims of the same scam.
Speaking on a subsequent episode, Lorna said: “When we saw the Rip off Britain programme, it was a terrible shock.
“Absolutely, I went cold. I couldn’t understand what I was seeing.
Lorna and Brian Young had invested £20,000 into this website but soon realised they had lost it (Image: BBC)
“I mean we were gobsmacked.”
After contacting the bank about the investment they had lost, they said the resolution process was very slow.
Rip off Britain put the couple in touch with financial expert and fraud specialist Richard Emery.
With Mr Emery’s help, the couple were able to retrieve the stolen amount from the bank.
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Lorna continued: “We would never have known what to do.
“We tried everybody with no results.
“Rip off Britain helped us save so much
“They saved our money.”
The scammers impersonate the staff at Credit Suisse as a way to convince Britons to invest (Image: GETTY)
This scam warning episode first aired in October on the BBC show.
The team were able to help the victim recover tens of thousands of pounds.
Nigel Greenwood from Lichfield invested £25,000 into what he thought was Credit Suisse.
However, he came to realise it was not to the multinational investment bank.
Nigel was sadly made victim to the fraudsters who set up this phony clone website.
These fraudsters impersonated the staff and persuaded him to invest with the website.
He said: “My heart just sank.
“The world just swallowed me up.”