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Fraud Alert by mrsthing on 26 May 2009 1:48am
 
Phishing is going low-tech. Now we're getting automated phone calls with a voice telling us that an attempt has been made to access our account, and that the account has been "frozen". Then they say we have to enter the 16-digit ATM card number and the PIN to reactivate the card and secure our account. It's all automated, no live people involved.

I don't know if this happens in other parts of the world or in other parts of the US, but I thought I'd post it just so you can beware. No bank would ever ask you for this information via an automated phone call if your account had been hacked.

If it happens, report it first to your local police, and then to the bank.

What clued me in was getting the call at 10pm on a Sunday night of a holiday weekend. Very odd time to get a call from a bank.
 
Re: Fraud Alert by kazzzz on 26 May 2009 3:47am
 
Oh how awful!! It's hard to imagine anyone falling for that but I suppose some people would or they wouldn't bother. Did you report it to the police, Judy? What did they say? Despicable.
 
Re: Fraud Alert by johnnythemonkey on 26 May 2009 11:55am
 
I got one of those calls and gave them the information requested. The next day £2,000 was deposited in my account !
Yippee!
 
Re: Fraud Alert by johnnythemonkey on 26 May 2009 11:58am
 
.......oops, that was my wages. Now they're gone. :(
 
Re: Fraud Alert by kazzzz on 26 May 2009 12:26pm
 
You get paid 2 grand??? OMG!
 
Re: Fraud Alert by johnnythemonkey on 26 May 2009 12:42pm
 
2 grand....I'm sure you could earn that in a night....at 10 bucks a time. ;)
 
Re: Fraud Alert by kazzzz on 26 May 2009 12:54pm
 
Don't be ridiculous.
Minimum $20.
 
Re: Fraud Alert by johnnythemonkey on 26 May 2009 1:23pm
 
I'd pay 2 grand just for the pleasure of your company.
If you believe that, you'll believe anything. :)
 
Re: Fraud Alert by kazzzz on 26 May 2009 1:25pm
 
Don't be ridiculous.
Maximum $20.
 
Re: Fraud Alert by johnnythemonkey on 26 May 2009 1:52pm
 
That's why your back is done in. :)
 
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