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Scammers BE WARNED

Fourpence Member Posts: 17 Connected
This week I was amazed that I was caught by a phone scammers who emptied our bank account in front of me. They are very plausible knew my name, said he was head of security of my bank, that they were trying to stop an unauthorised payment, so sucked in by threat of someone trying to take from me,  I asked for proof, , told me 2 amounts that had been put in account so I thought he was from bank.Long story, but he took £749 left me 41p, last think he said was black lives matter, black lives matter and hung up. Contacted bank, but they have refused to help said it was my fault. Just be extra careful,  Merry Christmas 


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 29,703 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    I'm sorry to hear this. These people are very clever indeed. Although a bank will never ever ring you to ask you to transfer any money to any account in this way.

    There's actually a warning on my banking app warning me of this exact scam.

    There's some information here for how to get your money back. All banks have a responsibility to protect your money, even though it was your fault. You also have the right to challenge your bank about the decision they made not to help you further. All details in the link provided.

  • Cher_Inactive
    Cher_Inactive Posts: 4,402 Scope online community team
    Hi @Fourpence

    I'm sorry to hear this happened to you.  It's something that could very easily happen to any one of us as the fraudsters are professional and extremely believable.  I hope the information @poppy123456 provided helps you challenge the banks decision and thank you for sharing this with our community as a heads up to others.  
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  • Fourpence
    Fourpence Member Posts: 17 Connected
    Thank you all for your support, never thought it would ever happen to me. Just wish people were kinder to each other, we all have problems be it health, wealth (or lack of). I just hope that the people who do this will get caught on day.