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    The latest scam....Smishing.

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    The latest scam....Smishing.

    Post by papa_umau on Tue 06 Mar 2018, 11:23 am

    Action Fraud is highlighting the latest scams based on reports from the public assessed and analysed by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB).

    Banking customers targeted by Smishing

    Victims have reported receiving text messages, purporting to be from their banks, advising them that new direct debits have been set up.

    The messages ask victims to contact the bank on a number provided if these havent been authorised.

    When the victim contacts the bank they are asked to provide personal details.

    Fraudsters then take control of the account and send payments.

    You should always call your bank using a number from a bank statement or a verified source, not a text message.

    Read more on this latest scam from ActionFraud HERE




    This appears to be the latest and cleverest of all of the scams as the unsuspecting person could easily be swayed into carrying out the instructions given by the scammers.

    We must always remember that any phone number or e-mail address given in such scams ALWAYS need to be avoided and the proper way to confirm or deny this is to contact your bank via the number printed on your latest bill.

    A bank will NEVER contact you in this way.


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    Re: The latest scam....Smishing.

    Post by zathrus on Thu 08 Mar 2018, 11:29 am

    This is a particularly nasty one Paps.

    It is good to know about such things.
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    Re: The latest scam....Smishing.

    Post by papa_umau on Sat 10 Mar 2018, 11:45 am

    We do our best to protect the Robsters from such things.

    See it here, and spread the word, is the best way to do it.


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    Re: The latest scam....Smishing.

    Post by Angie baby on Sun 11 Mar 2018, 11:38 am

    Once again Papa, thanks for the information.
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    Re: The latest scam....Smishing.

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 12 Mar 2018, 11:29 am

    My pleasure folks.


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