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ACT Persuaded to Send Money - Send Bank Account Details to Scammers?

Discussion in 'Criminal Law Forum' started by HollyB, 16 June 2015.

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  1. HollyB

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    I was persuaded foolishly to send money to someone. I know their bank account number. What would happen if I passed on those bank account details to the Nigerian scammers in revenge?
     
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    Not kosher.

    You may be charged with aiding and abetting theft.

    Sue the person you lent money to if they are not paying it back.

    And Nigerians largely depend on you sending them money.
     
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    I was scammed by an unknown person, and regretfully lost some money by sending it to a given bank account number. Neither that person's bank Fraud department, nor the police are willing to help me retrieve that money. In revenge I would now like to take some "proactive" steps by passing on the scammer's bank account details to the Nigerian scammers. Would I be breaking any laws by doing this?
     
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    Why not sue the person who has your money?
     
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