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Barclays Ordered To Surrender Account Info In Fraud Dispute

Law360, London (June 14, 2019, 8:23 PM BST) -- A London judge on Friday ordered Barclays Bank PLC to hand over information on one of its customers' accounts to a Lebanese trading company that is seeking to track down a fraudster who tricked it into paying out $249,000.

Judge Christopher Hancock approved an application from IFT SAL Offshore, a Lebanese company that trades in raw food products, for a disclosure order against the bank. The court heard that IFT had been induced to transfer the money into a Barclays account in January, in the midst of a deal with one of its long-established suppliers BRF Global GMbH.

IFT had received...

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