Actor James McAvoy admitted that he almost got scammed out of nearly $13,000 while he was planning to go to Spain on a family vacation. The actor took to his Instagram to share videos of himself explaining the incident to followers in hopes of warning them of such scammers. The Split actor started, "Hello, there! I'm James McAvoy. I have just avoided being scammed through a cyber scamming scheme online and I'm just making this video to draw your attention to it."
The 39-year-old went on to reveal that he had attempted to book a trip to The Ritz-Carlton, Abama, in Spain and he went through a website that was “actually better” than the hotel’s real website. This minor detail almost convinced him to spend 10,000 pounds, which is almost $13,000, on the trip expenses. He even shared an image of the website saying, “It looks like that.”
"Don't use them. They nearly took 10 grand off of me, which is a ton of money. Some guy called Joaquin emailing me back and forth, (I) nearly made a bank transfer. Very convincing."
He added: "Their website is actually better than the Ritz-Carlton's website. It's extremely convincing, replete with a phone number, stuff like that. Just very, very convincing." He also assured everyone that he had informed The Ritz-Carlton of the incident, saying, “They know now.”
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