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    Bank Scam doing the rounds.

    Admins please close thread if considered inappropriate. Just passing it on.

    Extremely sophisticated scam going about this morning. Definitely Danske bank customers but possibly all banks. You get a message saying a payment hasnít been taken eg O2 and to click here. As soon as you touch it the money is gone. They already have all your details and itís the most advance scam the bank has ever seen. Pass this on to everyone. Please. This is from work this morning - they are being inundated with calls - thousands flying out of peoples accounts. (From cousin in a bank!!)


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    Text message Jim ?

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    Do those people who have been scammed get there money back from the bank..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffers View Post
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    Text message Jim ?
    Yes. My daughter forwarded the text to me.

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    If you receive a phone call starting 0147 - 289 (and don't know anybody in the Grimsby area)... hang up immediately.

    The Police are currently investigating scammers using this particular area code... though there's a strong possibility they've somehow hacked into the local telephone network and are actually based elsewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim44 View Post
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    Yes. My daughter forwarded the text to me.
    Cheers. I'll let my mother know.

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    I have my phone set to "do not disturb" then set permissions to allow contacts only to get through to me. At the end of each day there are several numbers who tried calling me. I block them but it is getting worse.

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    I only answer a call on my mobile from a number I have stored, and I never answer my house phone at all now

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    Actually got that text this morning, from an unknown number, luckily i didnt do anything with it - thanks for the heads up!

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    I forwarded the message on to O2 to investigate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Whizz View Post
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    I only answer a call on my mobile from a number I have stored, and I never answer my house phone at all now
    Same here Billy 9 times out of 10 they are scammers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wpj View Post
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    I have my phone set to "do not disturb" then set permissions to allow contacts only to get through to me. At the end of each day there are several numbers who tried calling me. I block them but it is getting worse.
    As do I, on the land line I let it ring through to the answer phone, real people leave a message. As an after thought I've stopped getting cold or scam calls over the last week.

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    For those isolating and maybe want something productive to do, try and do the e learning package that Trading Standards set up on their national website - and pass on the advice / link to others who may be able to watch out for those that are sadly vulnerable to these despicable scammers !

    https://www.friendsagainstscams.org....ends-elearning

    Get safe online is also a fantastic resource for information....

    https://www.getsafeonline.org/

    Lastly, and this is a great site, sign up for Neighbourhood Watch 'Alerts' - you don't have to be in a group, you can sign up as an individual, and you can add content and warnings (such as this) for others in the area / city.........really good, and you can get alerts by text/email, etc. and see what is happening in your street, area, city, nationwide, etc.

    https://www.neighbourhoodwatchscotla...up-for-alerts/


    Thanks for the 'heads up' Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim44 View Post
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    Admins please close thread if considered inappropriate. Just passing it on.

    Extremely sophisticated scam going about this morning. Definitely Danske bank customers but possibly all banks. You get a message saying a payment hasnít been taken eg O2 and to click here. As soon as you touch it the money is gone. They already have all your details and itís the most advance scam the bank has ever seen. Pass this on to everyone. Please. This is from work this morning - they are being inundated with calls - thousands flying out of peoples accounts. (From cousin in a bank!!)
    Absolutely ****my behaviour, particularly at this time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim44 View Post
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    Admins please close thread if considered inappropriate. Just passing it on.

    Extremely sophisticated scam going about this morning. Definitely Danske bank customers but possibly all banks. You get a message saying a payment hasnít been taken eg O2 and to click here. As soon as you touch it the money is gone. They already have all your details and itís the most advance scam the bank has ever seen. Pass this on to everyone. Please. This is from work this morning - they are being inundated with calls - thousands flying out of peoples accounts. (From cousin in a bank!!)
    If they already have your details why do they need you to click a link in the message. Or am I missing something ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vahibbie View Post
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    If they already have your details why do they need you to click a link in the message. Or am I missing something ?
    No idea, but the fact the bank is saying itís a very sophisticated scam, suggests that thereís a method to their madness. I donít think I would be too fussy about learning the nuts and bolts. I assume also that it is a genuine scam and not somebody playing games.

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    You cannot have money taken from any account, by just tapping on a text. You would need to have voluntarily logged in to your bank/account etc and completed personal questions and passwords that only you should know. Asking others to pass on this type of text or email on to others just perpetuates these type of myths or fake news!

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    Oops. I can’t seem to close the thread. Maybe an admin could do the necessary.

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    Was about to say it was probably fake, son works for a bank and pretty sure he would have heard about this today at work.

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    My first thought was that it was a hoax, but in my line of work I usually do.

    However, I searched all the usual sites and found no trace so thought maybe it was a real alert..

    I agree though, just ignore these type of messages. I do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tigerted View Post
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    You cannot have money taken from any account, by just tapping on a text. You would need to have voluntarily logged in to your bank/account etc and completed personal questions and passwords that only you should know. Asking others to pass on this type of text or email on to others just perpetuates these type of myths or fake news!
    Absolutely. If people think about this, itís impossible.
    Did it start on Facebook ???

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    Extremely sophisticated scam going about this morning. Definitely Danske bank customers but possibly all banks. You get a message saying a payment hasnít been taken eg O2 and to click here. As soon as you touch it the money is gone. They already have all your details and itís the most advance scam the bank has ever seen. Pass this on to everyone. Please. This is from work this morning - they are being inundated with calls - thousands flying out of peoples accounts. (From cousin in a bank!!)
    Banks never txt you with this stuff. So just never ever click on a txt msg attchement. Same goes with any government body.

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    Completely different but my wife and I got emails saying that our Apple accounts needed to be reactivated. Everything about the email screamed Apple except the url which was fairly close

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    Quote Originally Posted by murray26 View Post
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    Do those people who have been scammed get there money back from the bank..?
    Some do yes. If the bank are signed up the Contingent Reimbursement Model and they have taken reasonable steps to try and protect themselves they might be refunded.

    Danske bank arenít signed up to it so their customers probably donít get anything back unless they can recover it from the receiving bank




    #persevered

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    Iíd like to see the ****ers try and get money out of my bank account, theyíd probably be hit with a charge

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim44 View Post
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    Admins please close thread if considered inappropriate. Just passing it on.

    Extremely sophisticated scam going about this morning. Definitely Danske bank customers but possibly all banks. You get a message saying a payment hasnít been taken eg O2 and to click here. As soon as you touch it the money is gone. They already have all your details and itís the most advance scam the bank has ever seen. Pass this on to everyone. Please. This is from work this morning - they are being inundated with calls - thousands flying out of peoples accounts. (From cousin in a bank!!)
    I suspect this is one of your typical social media scaremongering texts. Sounds like a load of nonsense to me.

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