Celebrities hit by Ponzi sting

| 19/07/2009

(Daily Mail): A UK pop star, a TV actress and top sportsmen are among hundreds of victims of an £80million Bernard Madoff-style scam, it emerged last night. Detectives believe at least 600 investors were duped in one of the biggest Ponzi frauds uncovered in the UK. The Ferrari-driving fraudsters are said to have wooed clients at plush sports clubs and upmarket bars, targeting celebrities in acon that was so convincing that some of the victims still refuse to accept they have been ripped off. Police said that they are tracking down cash believed to be in accounts in Dubai, the Cayman Islands and Thailand.

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