The judges of the French-speaking commercial court in Brussels are faced with with a scamming case of more than one million euros aimed at Vranken Pommery Benelux, which has turned against ING bank, reported L’Echo Friday. The banking institute has been criticised for its lack of vigilance. This “fraud of the president” resulted in payments of just over one million euros in 2015, made by the accountant of the subsidiary of the champagne producer, Vranken Pommery, having been deceived by a series of fraudulent e-mails.
Just over one million euros were paid in four installments to Chinese banks or banks located in Singapore. Once the scam was discovered, Vranken Pommery warned the ING bank and filed a complaint with the police before filing a criminal complaint with a civil party.
For Vranken Pommery, all these transactions, described as atypical, should have been detected by the ING bank and should have been denounced.
The judges of the French-speaking commercial court of Brussels studied the case which was taken under advisement on Thursday.