I live in Uk and want to sue someone in Kansas/ New York.
An account manager contacted me and deceived me into putting money towards trading. Before I agreed to sign up to the trading company, I told him I only had £300, which he said was fine. He said he gets 10% of my profit which I said was fine. I then asked him if I'd need to pay anyone else money and he said no. After followings his instructions and depositing £300, a week later I asked if I could withdraw the money, he said yes. I then got an email from the company Cryptofxgain, asking me for £1500 withdrawal fees. Told him I didn't have that much. He said he'd pay £1000 and I should pay £500 as long I paid him back. He then asked for more and more money told me my profit increased to £12,000. Asked him why he kept lying to me and he said because he knew I wouldn't have signed up if not. I ended up paying £1400 because he promised each time was the last time i'd be paying and would receive my profit immediately, and he's now asking for another £1700 before I could get my money. I emailed the company but they never replied.
Would I be able to sue him or the company over £12,000, or how much can I sue them for?
This is not really a debt collections question. I moved to to anti-trust and trade law where you might get more answers.
However, you might also want to contact the BBB and FTC and Consumer Protection Board in New York. Best of luck with your case
Putting aside whether this is properly an antitrust question (it is not) rather than one that should be answered by a lawyer in the securities law space (you have him here as well), the issue you will find is not whether you have a claim (you do) but whether you have just been scamed by a impossible to find scammer. It would take some doing by a lawyer and investigator to track this down; and there would be a fee that would need to be paid. I am assuming clearly that you have little more than a name on a telephone. 12,000 pounds is enough money to contact a securities lawyer....
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