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|07-11-2013, 03:50 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2013
Recover my money from the Bank--HELP!!
We are a small company in Hong Kong, a few months ago, we met internet fraud. And here’s the case: it was the first time for us to have business contacts with a British company in November, 2012. During the e-mail contacts, our e-mail was attacked by the hackers and the beneficiary bank of the British customer had been tampered, which made a payment about $50000 from Hong Kong HSBC bank be misled to transfer to an British bank. Fortunately, we found it a fraud promptly, and asked Hong Kong HSBC to stop the remittance the next day. Meanwhile, we also reported this case to Hong Kong police and British police. In April 2013, the British bank had replied that they would return half of money, but now it is more than 4 months passed, we have not received any refund or any explanation from the bank.
Additional Information: In order to complete this transaction, it was 3 days after being cheated that we remitted the same amount of money to the correct beneficiary bank which the British company provided before and finally we received the goods successfully.
As it is the first time for us to encounter fraud and we are inexperience to deal with such case, we hope that we can get help or some suggestions from those with experience and competence.
1. For what we had suffered, can you give us some advices or comments? If we want to get the remittance back, what should we do?
2. Is there any local British lawyers or relevant institutions that can give us a hand? If so, please feel free to contact us.
3. The following is our plan for the fees:
a. If you can help us succeed and manage to obtain the money back, then we can share the refund on a 20/80 or 30/70, or 50/50 basis as the payment for your work.
b. However, if you are not able to help us to recover the money, we feel very sorry that we can not pay any fees.
4. Please kindly tell us that how long it will take you to deal with this case? Will it last for one to three months or half a year or for longer time?
We would appreciate if you can give us any help. Thanks a lot.
Contact person: Sandy
|08-01-2014, 02:51 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2014
1. If your primary concern is collecting the total amount that was fraudulently sent to the English company, you are probably entitled to collect the remanding balance, assuming from the facts which are unclear, that a partial amount had been submitted. If there is a delay you may be entitled to receive interest form the English Bank. However an international business attorney will best inform you of your rights against the English Bank and your responsibilities under Chinese law. One can be found here; http://www.legalmatch.com/law-librar...s-lawyers.html
2. Unfortuatley, legalmatch.com cannot refer you or your company to an English lawyer.
3a. It is up to the retainer agreement of the attorney that you locate to determine how to divide the refund monies and additional damages.
3b. Since it is common for attorneys hired by clients such as yourself to request payment in advance in the form of a retainer, whether or not you recover the entire sum of money you believe is owed to you, you will still be required to abide by the terms of the retainer agreement.
4. A case involving two businesses in two different countries in which both parties can hire firms on a retainer basis can drag a case from several months to more than a year due to the ability of both sides to employ all possible legal strategies to delay the case and accumulate legal fees.
It is advisable to speak with an attorney from this point onward to discuss your options of recovery, the process involved and the time it would reasonably take to resolve. Please visit the main website here in locating a business attorney or debt collections attorney: http://www.legalmatch.com/business-l...practices.html