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What would you like to know about this please?
Is there any reason you think it may be fraudulent?
Sorry for the delay. I lost my connection.
This isn't fraudulent unless you can prove that he doesn't intend to pay. Of course, that may well be his game and if it is then this could be fraud.
I would expect the police to say it is a civil matter at this stage though.
Also, in truth, your goal should be to get the money back not to secure a prosecution.
The amount that you loaned is still a small claims court sum though so it would be cheap and quick to issue against him. You can do so here
although I would recommend sending a letter before action before you do so as that will protect you from costs.
Can I clarify anything for you?