I lent all my savings to a friend of my son’s – and now he’s playing games

DEAR DEIDRE: I HAVE always been careful with my money and managed to collect some savings, though I’m a pensioner now and a widower.

But last year I lent it all to a friend of my son’s – and now he’s playing games.


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Initially he said he would repay me once the sale of his flat was completed. 

He has been boasting all over Facebook that he got a really good price for the flat, so I know it’s been sold. 

But still he won’t pay up. The last time I contacted him asking when he could pay me back, he said he’d been in touch with the police about me harassing him – and they said they would arrest me if I continued to contact him.

I know that can’t be true but what can I do?

DEIDRE SAYS: Do you have anything in writing showing this man said he would pay you back once his flat had been sold?

Text messages, emails, social media messages, letters . . . keep anything valid, as these will help you prove your case.

You can get guidance from Citizens Advice on 0300 330 1184.

You might need to get a solicitor to write on your behalf stating that you are prepared to take this person to court if necessary.

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