Firm loses £50,000 to phone fraudsters

By Ryan Crighton

Published: 09/12/2013

THE Metropolitan Police are hunting a fraud gang after £50,000 vanished from the bank account of a north-east haulage firm.

Police Scotland are working with their London counterparts after two large amounts of money were transferred from Dyce-based RA Executive Freight.

Boss Richard Allan said last night his business had been left devastated by the theft – and criticised the Royal Bank of Scotland for trying to switch the blame on to him. It is understood he may have been the victim of a scam in which someone pretending to be from the bank phoned up and tricked a member of staff into disclosing crucial account details.

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