Email scam costs couple £25,000 – but no one will help

A record label manager and her husband have been conned out of £25,000 after becoming the latest people to fall victim to a highly sophisticated email scam.

Their story involves a fraudster who posed as their builder, set up a copycat email address and even managed to mock up an incredibly realistic fake invoice. It shows the lengths criminals will go to, and will send a shiver down the spine of anyone about to have work done on their house or who are thinking about employing a tradesman.

And what will shock some people is Barclays, which operated the account that the fraudster used to accept their money, says it does not report such crimes to the police – on the grounds that “the bank is not the victim”.

Full Story – The Guardian