British billionaire Richard Branson, owner of Virgin Group and philanthropist famous, almost became a victim of fraud. He received a letter written on stamped paper in which an attacker, masquerading as British defence Secretary Michael Fallon, said: the terrorists kidnapped a senior diplomat and demand a huge ransom.
About it writes on Tuesday, October 17 edition of the Daily Mail.
Branson immediately called number listed in the letter number, and the author of the message explained: since the government does not legally have the right to negotiate with terrorists, then this amount it was decided to collect with the help of wealthy businessmen and the share of sir Richard’s is 4 million pounds.
Branson was willing to give the money to a good cause, however, first telephoned the press Secretary of the Minister of defence, who assured him that no one is kidnapped and the ransom money the government collects.
Branson is 324 in the list of Forbes its condition is estimated by experts at 5.1 billion dollars. Extravagant Brit also known for his outrageous antics and grandiose projects in the field of space tourism.