Man Utd's Ferdinand admits being victim of credit card fraud

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has been the victim of credit card fraud.

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has been the victim of credit card fraud.

The £120,000-a-week Manchester United defender discovered he was a victim when he tried to pay for fuel at a petrol station and his card was declined.

He called his bank Coutts, which demands a £1million deposit to open an account, and was told it was cancelled due to suspicious activity.

Ferdinand, 33, tweeted: “That embarrassing moment when ya Credit card gets DECLINED....epic fail!”

He had filled up near his £4million home in Alderley Edge, Cheshire, but the suspected fraud took place in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

Ferdinand said: “A FRAUD tried to make a ‘dodgy’ transaction in Harrogate with my details so they cancelled the card! We’re after U FRAUD!”

Witness Laura Thomas tweeted: “Awkward moment when the guy at the petrol station’s card gets declined... and it’s Rio Ferdinand.”

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