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Offline Falstaff

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Credit Card Fraud
« on: June 21, 2011 »
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  • A cautionary tale.

    I opened my email account the other day to find an email from the "National Westminster Bank" with the heading-  ?Your credit card?.  As I was about to click it I suddenly realised that we don't have an account with them.  I clicked the option to check the status of the email and my anti-virus said that it contained a credit card fraud trojan.

    But for my vigilance and the anti-virus program ? who knows ?


    Offline janey

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    Re: Credit Card Fraud
    « Reply #1 on: June 22, 2011 »
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  • happening all the time online in uk. i have constant streams of e-mails from various banks asking me to 'check' account details. i only have one bank account.
    the best scam i saw recently was a very good impersonation of inland revenue wanting to give you a refund - you had to give all your account details. fortunately if you look in the address at the top of the page of the e-mail, when you go 'through' the procedure you see it change from hmrc into something so obviously not hmrc that you stop. i sent it through to my accountant who in turn sent it to inland rev.  many people could be taken by this one, so beware of uk government offering refunds online.....