Fraudulent Business Partner
Posted 11 August 2011 - 06:04 PM
Posted 11 August 2011 - 06:16 PM
There is also another possibility to this story that I would like to investigate. I assume you are a British woman and your partner is a Turkish man and that you are not married? This sounds very much like many of the ways that some Turkish men use to get money out of foreign women. Whatever you do don't 'lend' him any money, if you do you will never see it again and he is very likely to come asking for more too. I would love to hear that I am completely wrong by suspecting this but we have heard way too many stories like this to be surprised about it any more.
Posted 11 August 2011 - 06:34 PM
I have moved your post to the Turkish Law forum so that, hopefully one of our Lawyer friends will see and be able to make a comment.
Also, take note of what Cukur says as he is correct that this type of story is not uncommon with Turkish men trying to get money out of unsuspecting foreign partners.
It sounds strange that, if your man was buying into a partnership, the partner put the business into your man's name rather than just include him on the board of directors.It makes warning bells ring.
Do not, in any circumstance, send money to him, no matter how desperate he says he is, as Cukur says, you will never see that money again.
Remember that Turkish people usually have families that can help them if necessary, so, if he does ask, why should he ask you not them? Of course, his answer will be that they are poor or have just spent a lot of money on someone's hospital, or some other bill.
We've heard so many stories like this.
You'd be well advised to cut all contact if this happens.
Posted 11 August 2011 - 07:17 PM
We like to look out for people on this forum, many of us have lived in Turkey for a long time and in some cases married or have been married to Turks so please don't be upset by advice given in that he may be trying to get money from you, as said before we have seen and heard of things like this happening many times. Whilst it doesn't mean your partner is like that, it is something you should consider.
Posted 11 August 2011 - 09:28 PM
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Posted 11 August 2011 - 10:07 PM
Thankyou very much Poppy that was so nice of you to reply.
Hi, I have no advice, but just wanted to that I hope you can get this sorted out...it seems so unfair.
Posted 11 August 2011 - 10:14 PM
I am very sorry that your partner has been landed in this mess and I hope one of our lawyer friends will be able to offer some advice but as Abi says, there's a good chance that they are away on holiday so it might be a while before they see your post.
I hope that there will be a good outcome.