How do fraudster know your banks

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  1. Road Runner

    Road Runner Read Only Funster

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    I find it amazing that most emails re banking I get asking my banking details are generally the banks i use, how do they know this?

    Surely it not all guess work.
     
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    The ones I get are never my bank. It's just pot luck.
     
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    If they want my overdraft that bad they are welcome:Rofl1:
     
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    I find exactly the opposite, most of them are the banks I DON'T use, which suggests that if they email enough people they'll get some right.

    Anyway I've spoken with Coutts and whilst they have started on-line banking they will never contact me by email, it will always be written in Indian Ink (occasionally my blood) with a Quill on Parchment.
    :Wink:
     
  5. Larrynwin

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    Maybe you've been unlucky John, the scam e mails I get are generally every bank except the one I'm with.
    I would never let them know I'm with RBS :RollEyes:
    Don't tell him Pike :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Most of them I receive are not from Banks that I bank with, but as I have accounts with several different banks I do occasionally get some from the banks that I use.

    It's just pot luck...


    Actually, it's blanket bombing, eventually they will hit someone who sadly is caught unawares...

    Stay Alert.......
     
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    It's just a shotgun effect John. They are sending millions They do get lucky or they would have given up by now. You just have to remain switched on, let your guard down for a moment and you let them in.

    I almost got caught a little while ago, I had just withdrawn some money from my paypal account, then just by a fluke in the next ten minutes I received a paypal email saying my withdrawal had been stopped due to insufficient funds. Because it came when it did I was microseconds of clicking the link before I realised it was a spoof. I've since had the same mail about 4 times:RollEyes:
     
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    Thanxs all i just wondered if it was like the ads that appear mirroring items you have looked up on the web....
     
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    I just had one from the HM Revenue and Customs, I always ignore those , a government scam :Rofl1:
     
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    I get these messages all the time (supposedly) from several different banks, none of which I have an account with.

    In addition I don't do Internet banking anyway and never will as long as I have the choice. I spent too much time working in information security to trust any bank's on-line system. Apart from any risk of exposure to fraud there is the risk of hardware failure which isn't uncommon.
     
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    Its only people that are to blame, not technology. Roll back twenty years, you saw something you liked in a magazine or paper, so you ordered it and sent them a cheque,...so now someone has your name address, your sort code, bank account No, and the sequence No of the cheques you are using and your bankers name..........sh*t, they would pay good money for that info nowadays.:BigGrin:
     
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    A good freind of mine is a behind the scenes manager at Coutts ( yes ... the bank, not the dog food place ! ) yet he still rides to his office on a motorcycle every day :thumb:
     
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    Which is great to know if you get a suspect e- mail:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Why not cut out the middle man and bank your money here
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    I recently got one from Paypal, shortly after making a purchase, saying my registered credit/debit card was due to expire....and would i please update it :Eeek:

    almost clicked the link but opened PP in a new window using their URL, just to check, knowing my card didnt expire until 2013

    sure enough......registered card expires 2013.

    had this email a few times now. :Angry:
     
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    easy just type in name account Number and sort code on here :Rofl1::Rofl1:
    we would never use information given on a forum now would we :thumb::thumb:
     
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    Forward any dodgy emails purporting to be from from paypal to spoof@paypal.com They always thank you if its a spoof:thumb:
     
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    I have had it on my Abbey account

    Have not had it on other banks, but certainly on an Abbey account I have and use... seemed to be know I used internet banking.

    Have had a fair few Paypal's and always seem to be after I have purchased something as well.

    It does worry me.

    Bob
     
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    Hope this helps you can share my overdraft:Wink:
     
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