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Help For For Friends Ripped Off For 10 Grand In Germany

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Two friends of mine just came back from a weekend in Germany with a horror story of being charged ten thousand pounds in their credit cards by some heavies in a brothel. They think they may have been drugged by the girls but they're pretty certain they didn't have intercourse with them. They were too scared not to cooperate and too confused to question. They're asking me to help them out but I don't know what to do except lend them the 10k so their missus doesn't see a massive hole in their bank accounts.

Should they have gone to the police or the British consulate or what? Anybody got any advice?

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Contact the credit card ASAP, just tell them it was an unautherised payment.

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I don't know specifically about Germany but in other places it has proven helpful to get a police report to show the credit card company

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They already did but as they used their pin numbers card company saying not their problem. Basically they were drugged and threatened into paying.

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They were robbed/mugged/drugged or whatever and they didn't go to the police?

Which brothel? You ought to name and shame.

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I don't know and not sure they remember. Basically they were fed spiked booze then bullied into paying a huge bill while barely conscious then bundled into a cab and dumped.

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You may want to post this question in some Germany based forum, well and English speaking.

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So your friends have no Idea of the club, how about the city? So that must be some credit card to be able to withdraw 10k.

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Multiple transactions were taken on their cards but total was 10k for one night. I'm trying to get to the bottom of it myself as they have asked if I can help out. I think possibly I'm not getting the whole truth about when the payments were made or what exactly went on, but I am told it was the next day when they woke up in the club with some heavies shouting at them demanding payment. Clearly they were bloody stupid but even so 10k for two blokes in one night is excessive and these guys ain't stockbrokers! :-)

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So your friends have no Idea of the club, how about the city? So that must be some credit card to be able to withdraw 10k.

This transaction has a paper trail that the credit card company can easily follow, they might not refund the money back but where the transaction was made can be discovered and given to these guys. Even if they withdrew cash there is a record of where and when, giving the area and city.

Involving the police is probably the only way of even attempting to get the money back legally. :)

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This transaction has a paper trail that the credit card company can easily follow, they might not refund the money back but where the transaction was made can be discovered and given to these guys. Even if they withdrew cash there is a record of where and when, giving the area and city.

Involving the police is probably the only way of even attempting to get the money back legally. :)

It sounds like a tall story to me, guess his friends never read my threads about punting In Germany then. :rolleyes:

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I got caught in Paris once (no, not our lovely Paris, the awful place in France) many years ago, where a c*nt taxi driver took me to to a clip joint that cost me about £50 - got off light actually. Had to walk 2 miles back to my hotel as had no cash left, but I let all 4 of the f*ckers tyres down!

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It sounds like a tall story to me, guess his friends never read my threads about punting In Germany then. :rolleyes:

Sounds very strange to me as well the German police are very quick to act against any bordello stepping out of line.

Not saying it cannot happen but 10K would I think need a different authorisation. I tried to use a card once for half that amount and it was never going to happen no matter what.

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Multiple transactions were taken on their cards but total was 10k for one night. I'm trying to get to the bottom of it myself as they have asked if I can help out. I think possibly I'm not getting the whole truth about when the payments were made or what exactly went on, but I am told it was the next day when they woke up in the club with some heavies shouting at them demanding payment. Clearly they were bloody stupid but even so 10k for two blokes in one night is excessive and these guys ain't stockbrokers! :-)

Contact the CC company and get it sorted, nobody on PN is going to do it for you, its fraud, you are protected.

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Sounds very strange to me as well the German police are very quick to act against any bordello stepping out of line.

Not saying it cannot happen but 10K would I think need a different authorisation. I tried to use a card once for half that amount and it was never going to happen no matter what.

He said they havent involved the police though, i certainly would have whether embarrassed or worried about my partner finding out, no way would i write 10k off without a fight.

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Contact the credit card ASAP, just tell them it was an unautherised payment.

This! Just do a charge back, credit card companies are equally as the liable as the merchant under UK law.

The fact OP won't accept this or provide details suggests troll to me.

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Two friends of mine just came back from a weekend in Germany with a horror story of being charged ten thousand pounds in their credit cards by some heavies in a brothel. They think they may have been drugged by the girls but they're pretty certain they didn't have intercourse with them. They were too scared not to cooperate and too confused to question. They're asking me to help them out but I don't know what to do except lend them the 10k so their missus doesn't see a massive hole in their bank accounts.

Should they have gone to the police or the British consulate or what? Anybody got any advice?

This sounds like make believe.

Who honestly in this day an age goes to a brothel with credit cards and lots of id. I'd take cash, and maybe a pre-pay credit card to limit my exposure, and that is in my shoe.

I'm sorry to be sceptical, but I think it is you who is on drugs. It's either made up, or a lame attempt at fraud.

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Call me a cynical fooker but I don't believe the story. :)

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Call me a cynical fooker but I don't believe the story. :)

You and me both. I smell something. Is it pigs ? Nah. Is it dogs ? Nah. Is it horses ? Nah. I know, it's bullshit.

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OP how exactly do your friends expect you to sort it out for them and why do they think you are up to this task?

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Could a casino have been involved in this loss of £10,000?

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I don't believe this. Credit card security software monitors out of pattern behaviour and suspicious withdrawals. Unless these guys routinely spend this kind of money in this kind of way, the cards would have swiftly been blocked.

I had a two trolley £400 Calais supermarket payment blocked a few years ago, just because I hadn't told the company I was abroad at the time!

If the CC company didn't detect the fraud, they should have....

As for lending them money so their partners don't notice, you must be out of your mind!

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I can accept that that this incident occurred :unsure:

But if it did, these guys musta done something 2 make it happen :o

All of us reading this have been to pubs n bars n clubs n dodgy joints with bouncers. Da heavy guys mite b nasty but y shud they suddenly decide 2 pick on 2 foreign guys if they woz minding their own business?

There is more to this story than da OP has told us.

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I can accept that that this incident occurred :unsure:

But if it did, these guys musta done something 2 make it happen :o

All of us reading this have been to pubs n bars n clubs n dodgy joints with bouncers. Da heavy guys mite b nasty but y shud they suddenly decide 2 pick on 2 foreign guys if they woz minding their own business?

There is more to this story than da OP has told us.

Me and a mate had to fight our way out of a Soho clip joint years ago, we hadnt done anything apart from being asked for lots of money for fuck all so these things do happy without the guy/s doing anything.

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Me and a mate had to fight our way out of a Soho clip joint years ago, we hadnt done anything apart from being asked for lots of money for fuck all so these things do happy without the guy/s doing anything.

Yes, but 10 grand!.

My limit on my card is 8grand, and Egg call me if there is any abnormal amount from abroad. anyway made me laugh.

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