Carrick businessman almost lost £100,000 in ‘scam’

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A Carrick businessman has had a narrow escape from fraudsters, it has been claimed.

Scamwise NI reported that this company contacted him again recently and said that to finalise the deal, he would need to pay them their fee together with money for HMRC; a total of over £100,000.

A spokesperson for Scamwise NI said: “Thankfully when the man went to the bank to get this money the bank noticed something was wrong and called the police with the man. No money has been lost.

“If not for the excellent staff within this bank, this could have had a completely different ending.”