We have to save Willy!  This 88-year-old octogenarian has his credit card hacked and loses 7,200 euros, his bank does not want to compensate him

We have to save Willy! This 88-year-old octogenarian has his credit card hacked and loses 7,200 euros, his bank does not want to compensate him

Back from holiday, Willy realized that his credit card had been hacked for a total of 7,200 euros. However, it remained locked in a box in his house and did not move. His bank refuses to compensate him as required by law.

As RMC tells it, an 88-year-old man starts a legal battle against his bank. In this case it concerns a bank hack of which the eighty-year-old was the victim. In September 2023, upon returning from the Alpes-Maritimes, Willy notices that more than 7,000 euros have disappeared.

Scammers used his bank account to withdraw money from an ATM, bought household appliances and even took a taxi. All for a total balance sheet of 7,200 euros. When he, who lives in Paris, notices this, he immediately calls his bank, Société Générale.

The bank is counting on discouragement

But how could this happen? The mystery remains knowing that the octogenarian’s credit card remained in a safe at home and no break-in was noticed. Is this a leak? A security breach? How did the hackers get his data? So many unanswered questions, but Willy is now focused on a new battle.

His bank, Société Générale, does not want to reimburse him and points to the fault of their client. “They tell me that I left my code somewhere, that I acted frivolously. But they can’t prove anything since I didn’t make a mistake,” he assures us at the microphone of our colleagues at RMC.

Although this type of hacking is becoming more common, banks are increasingly refusing to compensate their customers even though the law requires it if no evidence is provided. They rely on their clients’ discouragement from initiating proceedings and hiring a lawyer. But Willy is not one of them and decides to attack Société Générale.

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