Vic­tims of bounced cheques tell their sto­ries to raise aware­ness

7 Days in Dubai - - LETTERS -

“The same thing ap­plies to com­pa­nies. We run a busi­ness and got scammed by a client (an­other com­pany) who paid us with a per­sonal cheque that bounced. It was a fairly high amount. Even though we re­ported him to the po­lice, and the po­lice asked him to pay or go to jail he still chose to go to jail (most likely hav­ing al­ready spent the money he scammed from us and other com­pa­nies.) Hav­ing spent a bit of time in jail (a few weeks) he was let out without hav­ing to pay us. And now a few month on, he is run­ning the same busi­ness un­der a dif­fer­ent name. Wouldn’t it be just bet­ter to ex­pel th­ese scam­mers from the UAE and not let them back in the coun­try?”

FRED­ERIC PLOUZEAU

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