He pretends to be a tax lawyer to rob a taxi driver

Cédric, a taxi driver, was scammed, like a number of French people. However, the scam he fell victim to is unusual. Le Parisien reports this case, which begins at the end of 2020. The 40-year-old man then learns that he is going to be subject to a tax audit. The tax administration informed him that it was going to delve into the study of its accounts for the years 2017, 2018 and 2019. On October 5, when he filed a complaint, Cédric said he had told one of his friends, VTC driver. The latter then gives him the contact of one of his clients, a certain Marc B.

Cédric decides to meet him. The tax expert receives him at his home and assures him that a simple financial package will get him out of the bad patch in which he is engaged. The driver must give him 20,000 euros in order to open a file for him, as well as 8,000 euros in order to carry out the procedure. For a year, Cédric will write checks to the bogus lawyer. During this time, new penalties fall. The crook then reassures Cédric: “Whether they give you 20, 30 or 40% penalty, it doesn’t change anything, everything will go in the trash.” However a new control is announced to him, he begins to be afraid. This is why he now records all of his exchanges with Marc B.

READ ALSO

A first flying taxi will leave Pontoise on November 10

Some time later, a lively discussion will take place between the two men during which the fake lawyer will say in particular: “Where are the 50,000 euros, is there a trace?” Understanding that he was fooled, Cédric consults another lawyer, a real one this time. According to information from Le Parisien, Marc B. is known to the police. In 2018, he was already placed in police custody in a case of fraud and breach of trust…

READ ALSO

Uber: you can now book a taxi on the app in Paris

Leave a Comment