Bank text 'smishing' scam

Sprout posted:

See, this is where my 'inner waryness' would kick in here, and I'd think hang on a minute..... and check it out when I got home on the more secure pooter 

 

I don't do mobile banking by the way 

Yes, I'm very wary too ....but lots of people fall for those scams and lose thousands 

Baz posted:
Sprout posted:

See, this is where my 'inner waryness' would kick in here, and I'd think hang on a minute..... and check it out when I got home on the more secure pooter 

 

I don't do mobile banking by the way 

Yes, I'm very wary too ....but lots of people fall for those scams and lose thousands 

  

And be careful saying "Yes"

 

That's the possible scam phone call where they ring you, tell you your name, and want you to say yes. They could be recording that and use your "Yes" to prove that you've agreed to some contract with them costing you money.

 

When I get a phone call from an unknown source where they want me to confirm my name which they've told me I just say "Speaking" rather than "Yes".

El Loro posted:

And be careful saying "Yes"

 

That's the possible scam phone call where they ring you, tell you your name, and want you to say yes. They could be recording that and use your "Yes" to prove that you've agreed to some contract with them costing you money.

 

When I get a phone call from an unknown source where they want me to confirm my name which they've told me I just say "Speaking" rather than "Yes".

El Rolio do you get scammed often?

Saint, I get many phone calls and emails from people trying to scam me but it's been many years since any of them succeeded. When I first signed up for the internet some time in the late 1990s I got an email the following day from the ISP wanting me to confirm my credit card details for the charges. I replied as I hadn't been aware of that sort of scam. But afterwards I wondered and I got in touch with the ISP and they confirmed it was a scam. So I got in touch with the credit card company who froze the account. Luckily I had done that before the scammers did anything so I didn't lose any money,

 

But that experience made me very wary of suspect phone calls and emails.

The thing that got me about this scam is that the messages can appear in the same 'thread' if you like as the previous messages sent by your bank.... I'm suspicious of anything to do with bank accounts and being contacted by anyone in relation to it. I may have thought it was really from the bank though! Would never click and enter my details but i might have contacted the bank concerned rather than brushing it off as a scam.

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