Money Extortion/Blackmailing of a Foreigner Living in Bulgaria

Letters to the Editor | February 17, 2009, Tuesday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 6
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I have enjoyed living in bulgaria for the past number of years !
I have tried to (I think with success) to assimilate the customs traditions and cuisine of bulgaria here in
Burgas !

Just recently I seem in my "naievty" become a victim of a sick scam involving extortion/blackmail !

A former buisness partner/ property agent has passed/sold a document to local "mafia" organisation
claiming it was not paid !

This is not true !

The amount relates to an amount of 1500 euros which is not the truth (relates to a transaction from 3yrs ago ) I do not owe any money to this person and have never recieved any monies from same or in the past three years recieved any demands for same !

I am now told I owe not only this money but now 15000 euros by some local mafia or my life/safety is
at risk !

This has been communicated to me by intermediaries !

I now live in fear that some stranger who I owe nothing will attack me in respect of this trumped up charge supported by fraudent documentation !

I attempted to contact my former agent by phone only to be told he was going to Turkey !

I have names dates and details of all involved on your request !

I will speak with police to-morrow !

I am told these people "dont care" about police !

I am very disappointed and scared by these recent developments !

I request that you highlight this problem and any other similar extortion scams outhere !

I really like to live in Bulgaria !
I have many friends !
I wish only good for Bulgaria !

I have not encountered a problem like this in Bulgaria until now !

Rgds T. Doyle
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» To the forumComments (6)
Uchak - 22 Nov 2009 // 21:57:32

foreignbers in bg, of course you are a target for scams, at least 40% Bg economy is scams one way or another...

faib - 22 Nov 2009 // 20:51:38

Your not alone in this type of scam. Another scam going on in the Varna area is a fake promisary note for the sum of 500.000 lev

happy in bulgaria - 18 Feb 2009 // 09:17:26

resc !

I an ideal world maybe what you say is true !

These guys are not interested in what the law says or officers of the law !

Their demands and threats are real and have been communicated !

They are demanding an arbituary figure (theirs) of 15000 with menaces in respect
of a false document for 1500 euro !

Thats not hearsay !
Thats real !

resipsaloquitur - 18 Feb 2009 // 00:46:50


Evverything is just hearsay!

ONLY gossip in the eye of the law.

As long as NOBODY contacted him and NOBODY TREATENED him and wanted

money from him,

there is not EVEN AN ATTEMPT TO commit a crime.

If he is able to prove that he paid his debt of €1500,-(probably he has a receipt or bank transaction document),

he should not be afraid.

In case someone wants money from him,s/he MUST prove that s/he is a CREDITOR.

The doors of the Zivil courts are wide open for such claims.

It is a CONTRACT law and NOT money extortion as he is suggesting.

Extortion is when the suspect commits a delict in order to force you to pay out money or

having other material advantages.

Read in a LAW dictionary about extortion.

happy in bulgaria - 17 Feb 2009 // 11:51:17

Buddy !


Buddy - 17 Feb 2009 // 11:47:48

To the Directorate Sofia News, Chief Editor... While translating Mr Obamas Book you should have had, and must have now as an editor in chief an ear for such comments, and hopefully invoke the right procedure.... The chief prosecuter should immediately take action...... how ever you should bear in mind that the whole banking system in the US, Western Europe, is similarly organized.... but the procedures are probably different. Black mail i s a nazi style habit, used by special services in West and East for decades even today, however the gentlemen has rights and his rights of a human being could not be impeded by organized crime rings. He should fight.... and get his rights,,, no intermediaries no well wishers, go to the authorities and deposit a request in the Embassy of your country that the case be brought to the attention of the Prime Minister for immediate intervention...

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