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'Fraudsters exploited my angry tweet'

'Fraudsters exploited my angry tweet'

'Fraudsters exploited my angry tweet'
28 November 2018

A bank customer was tricked into transferring money by fraudsters who pretended to be responding to his angry Twitter post about poor service.

Writer Mike Tinmouth was furious with the process and time taken to open a business account with Barclays.

He expressed his frustration in a public tweet - which was seized on by fraudsters who posed as the bank in an attempt to trick him out of £8,000.

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