Post by Lonely on Nov 10, 2021 11:14:56 GMT
BE VERY CAREFUL: THIS IS A CLEVER ONE.
New telephone fraud scam. I have been made aware of this new telephone scam which is very convincing and certainly one to be aware of.
Just got a call from my banks fraud prevention unit. Nice fella called Lukas. Kind enough to send me through a text under my banks umbrella text number to prove he was genuine and legitimate.
Told me how my account was being fraudulently used in Birmingham and confirmed the last 4 digits of my account number. Reiterated that he didn't need my full account number or pin as for my
own safety, he was going to cancel my card and I would receive a new card out in 3 days.
As I said, very nice, very genuine sounding and very convincing.. All he needed me to do was call out the code sent to my phone.
If I had called out the code, which my actual bank had sent me as a warning that someone was trying to authorize a large purchase through my account, that code would have allowed him to proceed with the transaction and I would have been down the chocolate chute without a paddle.
When I told him I would ring him back, he became much more insistent, saying that he hadn't asked me for my full account number or pin and was in fact helping me. I reiterated that I would ring him back and eventually he hung up the phone very abruptly.
Double checked with my bank who confirmed it was indeed a scam.
Be careful folks. Be on your guard. Taken from a friend's post.