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Phone and text scams - a member writes :
membershipPostFebruary 1, 2021, 12:38
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Normal topicPhone and text scams - a member writes :

"I have had some scam contacts recently and I thought other members should be made aware of them when you do your next scam round up.

This morning I got a recorded message on my phone from a London number claiming to be from HMRC, and stating that a major tax fraud had been committed. I should press 1 for further details. If I didn't, a warrant would be issued for my arrest and I would be arrested shortly. Whilst being arrested would liven up my lock down days considerably, it's not funny, and some people will be distressed and caught out.

The second scam came in the form of 2 text messages a few minutes apart, allegedly from the Halifax Bank, to say that 'a payment has been attempted from an unrecognised device' and invited me to click on a link if this was not me, and to update my account. I don't have one."

These are real, so the scam digests are accurate!

membershipPostFebruary 3, 2021, 15:59
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March 24, 2015, 10:28
Normal topicPhone and text scams - a member writes :

(Error in my email links to here twice ... if looking for “planting trees”, it’s here :

Planting trees

We’ll send out a correction!

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