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Hello, my Hongkong supplier's email account was hacked and I was made to believe that I need to send payment to a different account because their main bank account was under government audit. Only 2 weeks later that I and supplier found out that there's a third person in our communication. Supplier denied responsibility, I had no choice but to pay again unless I want to sacrifice my deposit. I'm thinking of going to Hongkong and claim my money back from the cheater. How should I proceed?
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If you know who the third party is then you can indeed sue the third party, since they are the ones liable to you for the repayment of the money, UNLESS you can prove your supplier knew that this person was taking the money, you would not have any cause of action against the supplier. If you identify the third party then you need to also notify the police for theft and get an attorney in HK to file suit against them.

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Customer reply replied 6 years ago

Dearest Paul, thanks for the immediate answer. I only have the company name and bank account info of the third party, but I assume that Hongkong has a strict ID registration. I'd like to know if going there personally is going to help, since so far I've been only talking to people via emails and phone calls. If so, what is the recommended agenda to approaching the case, which party should I make my first contact: bank, police or attorney? Do U have any kind of reference that I can read coherent to my issue, or perhaps U know anyone in Hongkong I can get in touch with? The supplier agrees to show up at the police station, bank, or wherever I need his presence to back me up. Last but not least, this happened in November.. Is it still going to be a valid case if I file it in January?

I'll click on the GREEN upon receiving satisfactory answers for my further inquiries above, thanks again.
Yes, and you can report it to the police who can begin the fraud investigation and seek to freeze the account at least. While the police are investigating you need to get an attorney in HK, you should NOT make any contact with the bank at all, they will not give you any information anyhow and they may contact the account holder.

It is not too late but I would not wait too long into January. To get an attorney in HK, please use the same site used by other attorneys, http://www.lexmundi.com
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