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Please be ware of new con.

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Darren, Sep 22, 2017.

  1. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Forumite

    May 4, 2012
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    Found this on FB thought i would post it up just in case

    "Somebody called me with the phone number 079710****3 telling me he was doing some registration online and he mistakenly put my number on what he was registering, that my number is similar to his number and that the password of what he was registering was sent to my phone which I actually saw as 6310.
    He was now appealing to me to give him the reset code that was sent to my phone so that he could finish his registration. I told him to call me with the number he claimed was similar to mine so that I could verify his claim, he told me he didn't have credit in that line.
    I got online to find out more, only to discover he was actually trying to reset my bank online/yahoo mail password and that he is a fraudster, an account hacker. If I had given him the code which was sent to my phone, he would have used it to reset my bank online/mobile app account.
    Please let us be careful and vigilant. Fraudsters are devising new ways every day. "
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  3. Thehooperman

    Thehooperman Well-Known Forumite

    Jun 27, 2009
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    I've just driven into mobile phone coverage land again after 3 days in the Dales and received 2 voicemails and 2 texts from the Halifax advising of suspected fraudulent activity on one of my accounts.

    They spotted it and refused to pay £199.99 to HARMANINTL. Any ideas who they are?

    When I called the fraud section of the Halifax they said that there was another attempt of £80 from JD Sports. I haven't been in one of those or even been on their website since my kids were at school.

    Best check your accounts folks. I was lucky the Halifax were vigilant in this case and didn't pay anything out.
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  4. Lucy

    Lucy Well-Known Forumite

    Apr 18, 2008
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    I've been done on 3 different cards and Halifax are by far the best at this stuff.
  5. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

    Jun 5, 2009
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    Online fraud - a great career choice once you understand the odds are massively in your favour
  6. Trumpet

    Trumpet Well-Known Forumite

    Oct 23, 2009
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    High Court Enforcement fraud.
    We've been getting calls almost every day for the last three weeks from people that have been contacted by someone purporting to be a High Court Enforcement officer even quoting names of genuine Officers.
    They are asking for immediate payments of relatively low amounts typically circa £2k and saying that they will be attending people's homes or businesses later that day at which point the debt will rise by between £500 & £1000.
    It appears that they are saying it is for unpaid printing work. Several people I have spoken with say that they did at one time deal with a printing company but have not done so for several years.
    High Court officers will never partake in telephone collections, all enforcement action will take place face to face.
    Be aware.
  7. Cue

    Cue Well-Known Forumite

    May 4, 2016
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    Those worried about card fraud should check out Curve. It acts as a proxy for all your credit cards (so you carry one card, can switch which card paid for something up to 14 days later, pay for things that don’t usually take credit card like HMRC...) but most importantly you get a notification for every single transaction made. They’re also adding virtual numbers soon so you can have card numbers generated to pay for things on less trustworthy/more likely to be hacked sites. Number stolen? Delete it and don’t worry.

    I signed up for it after finding £300 over two transactions on my CC, one to train line and one in USD to an investment firm (thanks for detecting my clearly fraudulent purchase of milk but not that obviously dodgy transaction, bank!) both of which I would have immediately known about if I got a notification for a transaction rather than finding out 4 months down the line.

    (Oh, I do have a referral code but I don’t want to look like I’m just trying to get referrals)
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