MAMAs 2016: The winners of the annual MTV Africa Music Awards were announced during a glitzy ceremony

Meet Iain Thomas, the 36-year-old South African poet who is famous all over the world except in SA

Man conned by fake Prince Harry on Facebook

2014-03-18 13:37
prince harry

Los Angeles - A fraudster posing as Britain's Prince Harry has conned a man out £23 000.

An Austrian tradesman was offered a contract worth £835 000 to renovate the parquet floors in Buckingham Palace by a man on Facebook who was pretending to be the flame haired Royal.

The floor fitter was asked to transfer €27 500 to a number of different bank accounts in order to start himself a British business but, after he failed to hear back from the man - whose Facebook profile was under the name Prince Harry - he decided to contact Austrian police, according to the Kurier newspaper.

Authorities have now advised the unidentified man that his chances of getting the money back are "slim".

Read more on:    prince harry  |  royals  |  celebrities publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Recent Gossip

Lindsay Lohan reportedly owes almost £78 000 in rent on a property in London. Read More »

Kanye West's sweet birthday message to Kim Kardashian West will have you shed a tear. Read More »

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.