Victim of 'Nigerian Style' E-mail Whose Account Was Overdrawn Had the Burden of Proof

Bank depositors received a scam e-mail asking them to deposit checks and wire transfer them overseas for a 12% fee. When they did so, their account became overdrawn because the checks had been altered. Bank sued the depositor and obtained attachment order against them for more than $458,000. California Appellate Court held: The depositors had the burden to show bank acted negligently in depositing the checks.
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Robin Mashal
Los Angeles, California
Commercial Litigation
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