A Scam?

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  1. Red

    Red-Taff. Well-Known Member

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    Didn't answer phone (land-line) - listened to message - (caller didn't say where she was from) informed me that £600 had been taken from my account I should check bank account asap.

    Straight away phoned bank - keyed in sort code and account number - about to key in my 4 digit banking code when it occurred to me the scammers?? could have access to this converation so I put perceiver down.

    Was I being over-cautious/too suspicious?
     
  2. thetykester

    thetykester Well-Known Member

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    I would say a scam, be careful.
     
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    Stephen Dawson Well-Known Member

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    There is an o2 scam going on at the minute as well. Texts are going round saying you are ready for an upgrade when you aren't. I just deleted the text.
     
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    Had the same call last week. Checked my accounts online no withdrawals so ignored. The obvious indication for me was no mention of bank or account details.
     
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    Sounds very much like a scam.
     
  6. Old Goat

    Old Goat Well-Known Member

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    That in itself should ring alarm bells. Scam, all day long.
     
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    Baka Well-Known Member

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    You can never be too cautious. They caught my mum out.

    Go to the bank in person, or I think you are at risk of being scammed.
     
  8. LiverpoolRed

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    Scam - Ihad a few saying I was being investigated for tax fraud and they had locked my Nis number
     
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    HardyRed Active Member

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    Had a scammer call 4 times yesterday, automated message informs you your internet is corrupted and press 1 immediately, luckily was aware of this type of scam so just hung up
     
  10. Dan

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    Scam, in laws had same message last weekend
     
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    granty the red Well-Known Member

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    I would say it’s a scam. But if you PM me all of your details that they asked for I will do a personal check for you. Just as a fellow and friendly Barnsley supporter. :D:D
     
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  12. Red

    Red-Taff. Well-Known Member

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    My name is F.U.Kinard.
    card Number 1265 8769 0001 2680
    those three little numbers on the back add up to 25
    and my personal banking number is 9339 (oops that's off my Tesco card.)

    If you can do a check I will gladly donate you 10% of my overdraft.

    Thanks Granty - love you forever XXXX
     
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    Saw something going round about this earlier today. Definitely a scam.
     
  14. Red

    Red-Taff. Well-Known Member

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    oh and I forgot to tell you my last school wasn't Eton but Cyfarthfa High School, Merthyr Tydfil -- memorable name 'Myfanwy' -
     
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    Got to be stupid to get caught out by one of these scams. Won't matter to me soon won the Nigerian lottery last week. Just had to send them £200 to facilitate the release of funds. I'll be a millionaire by Monday.
     
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    if they called on a land line then phone your bank on a mobile.
     
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    No one will ever call you from your bank anyway. A letter is the normal way of conversing.

    If you want a laugh at some call scammers expense, watch Kitboga on Twitch or his Youtube vids. Wastes their time for hours and hours every day.
     
  18. Dan

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    Not true actually, I’ve been called by my bank when potential fraud has been detected. They tend to alert you, then ask you to call back from the number on their website so you know it’s legitimate.

    How my bank work anyway.
     
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    Lots of people don't trust online banking or shopping, but in instances like this it's a 30 second job to log in and check whether funds have been taken.
     

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