Prince Harry poser cons workman on Facebook

An Austrian workman fell victim to a €27,500 scam after a Facebook fraudster posed as Prince Harry.

Prince Harry

The conman offered the tradesman a ‘contract’ of a million euros he said was to renovate the parquet floors in Buckingham Palace.

As part of the deal the floor fitter was asked to transfer €27,500 to several bank accounts in order to start a British business for the works.

However, after not hearing back from the Facebook account with the username ‘Prince Harry’, the man contacted Austrian police on Friday, according to media reports.

Authorities in the Burgenland province have since advised the man that his chances of getting the money back are ‘slim’.

Initially the victim had transferred €2,500 into a Lloyds Bank account, he was then asked to pay a ‘security deposit’ of €22,000 and a final payment of €3,000.

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