This article brought a smile to my face. This does show how 'being in the know' and acting fast can turn the tables on a fraudster. For those who are not legal professionals then taking advice quickly is a must (after taking all the other recommended precautions of reporting.)
Well done Gideon.
His success offers hope to other fraud victims because it shows banks and customers can recover stolen cash after it has left a victim's account — if they act fast enough. The father-of-two, practising from Ten Old Square, Lincoln's Inn, in London, transferred £20,400 on January 2 after exchanging a series of emails with the imposter posing as his builder. The next day he received a distressing call from his wife Esther, 39, as he dropped his four-year-old daughter at school. The builder had checked his emails and found messages to a number of customers demanding payment to a bank account he did not recognise. He said he hadn't sent the emails and wanted to warn clients he'd been hacked.