incrediBILL - 6:37 pm on May 2, 2013 (gmt 0)
Let's get this straight, people too stupid to verify they're doing a legit business deal want to sue someone because they aren't bright enough to validate business transactions and get proper confirmations.
Perhaps I'm just jaded having grown up with an Uncle who was a con artist and I can smell a scam a mile away. How people let guys like Bernie Madoff take their millions I'll never know because anything that sounds too good to be true... Thanks to Uncle Con my radar is always up when it comes to money.
Of course this is a bit different but if I were doing a big wire transfer I'd probably call Barclay's Bank and verify who the account holder was before making the transaction and when they gave me a different name, end of deal.
Not that I haven't had a lapse of judgement or moment of weakness over the years and came close to clicking a link that would've infected my computer, accidents happen and I'm not perfect, but as a general rule radar is engaged and due diligence is always done before the cash ever leaves my bank.