A client of my father should have received a payment via bank transfer from Belgium to Italy. It's been almost two months now but he hasn't received the money. The buyer keeps saying she sent the money and provided a copy of the receipt but claims the fund are being held for some sort of check. After a quick search online seems like the bank can only hold the funds for up to 5 days.
We suspects she's lying but the client won't give us the details of the transfer to check. He apparently spoke with the bank: the buyer called them from her phone and passed the person to the seller, which really looks like a con.
Can the bank hold the money for that long?