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Debit card attempted fraud

Postby Archie » Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:50 pm

I went to the petrol station this morning and put 30 quid in the tank, as usual I tried to pay with my bank card but to my shock the card had been cancelled :shock: Thankfully I had enough cash to pay, when I got home I found a message on the phone asking me to contact the bank fraud line asap.

During the call which lasted over 15 minutes and cost 40p a minute I found they had stopped the card because of a 'suspicious transaction'. Someone had tried to pay £20 thousand into the account of a shipping firm in Singapore!. I don't have anything near that sum in my account hence the bank cancelled the card.

Well done to the bank for cancelling the card but now I have to wait about 5 days for the new card to arrive so I cannot buy anything online from Amazon etc, the phone call cost over £6 plus the embarrassment in the petrol station.

These card fraudsters are rarely caught it's bleeding scandalous :x
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Re: Debit card attempted fraud

Postby bob » Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:01 am

Archie

I am so sorry to hear this. I suffered a big hit on my bank accounts over 2 years ago. O2 switched my phone to criminals without any security checks - I have the records to prove it. Once they controlled my phone they could authorise deductions from my account.

The case is still going on - and yes, even if the bank makes good the loss, that doesn't take away the cost of the hassle, embarrassment and shear work of trying to untangle this nightmare. 02 thought that giving me "£70 to say sorry" covered the losses caused by this living agony which was caused by their complete negligence and fiasco of a security system.

Yes I'm still angry and this is not over yet !!

You have my very best wishes mate.

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Re: Debit card attempted fraud

Postby Archie » Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:53 pm

I think they just used the main number and chanced it, apparently criminals use programmes that randomly generate numbers.
I've lost count of the number of sites I have given my card details to, I do most of my shopping online.
I'm with RBS and when you try to pay for an item you get directed to their site where you have to type in a few digits from a password - an extra layer of security that I used to find irritating but now I'm glad they have it!.

Today the ink ran out on my printer I can't order any more until I get the new card, so I had to write out a couple of important letters by hand.
Incidents like this make you realise how much we rely on modern technology :shock:

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Re: Debit card attempted fraud

Postby bob » Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:26 pm

Hi Archie

Even without the identity fraud I ache for the 70's.
You had to be there but - the freedom, and the diversity, with none of the PC crap that exists now days, make the 70's the best decade by far. Look at how many classic albums still derive from the 70's.

While Steptoe was born in the 60's it reached its most authentic during to 70's - in my opinion.

Even though the scripts are still relevant, if Ray and Alan had written them today, they would never have been published. The only loser - all of us !!!

Back up to the West Cost of Scotland in the early summer. This time going to Coll, Tiree and Jura, Hope to catch one of my favourite bands, Skerryvore while I'm up there. Saw them New Year 2011 on Mull - Fantastic.

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Re: Debit card attempted fraud

Postby Archie » Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:46 pm

Hi Bob; as you know doubt know George Orwell spent his final months on Jura when he was dying of TB.
He wrote his final work there the Masterpiece 1984, sadly the way things are going it looks as if he was right :(
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Re: Debit card attempted fraud

Postby Ilovesteptoe » Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:50 pm

Sorry to hear of your card problem Archie, I hate those bleeding card skimmers!! You either go into a dodgy shop or cash machine and your details are stolen then copied onto basically a generic card and the little buggers can empty your account. :roll:
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Re: Debit card attempted fraud

Postby Archie » Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:08 pm

Last week I had a couple of E mails supposedly from Paypal asking me to confirm my debit card details - and password :roll:

Of course when I checked with Paypal they confirmed they were hoaxes.
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Re: Debit card attempted fraud

Postby Ilovesteptoe » Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:48 pm

Archie wrote:Last week I had a couple of E mails supposedly from Paypal asking me to confirm my debit card details - and password :roll:

Of course when I checked with Paypal they confirmed they were hoaxes.


Yeah I get those sometimes. At first I was worried as before I had issue with my Pay Pal account being compromised and some sod tried, stole £50 and had the cheek even to get £300 car insurance with my debit details even though I only had £20 in my account at the time. Had to contact the fraud department of LLoyds/TSB and the police was involved ( and no the police didn't steal my details :wink: ), anyway thankfully it was sorted and I had to sign a police doc ect.. which was a bit unnerving but since then I always check on Pay pal itself by logging into my account just in case the e-mail from them is bogus and some git is pulling a fast one again. :x
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Re: Debit card attempted fraud

Postby bob » Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:39 pm

Still not all bad. I've just had an email from a Nigerian Princess - apparently she wants to marry me !!!
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Re: Debit card attempted fraud

Postby Ilovesteptoe » Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:04 pm

bob wrote:Still not all bad. I've just had an email from a Nigerian Princess - apparently she wants to marry me !!!


Funny you should say that as my sister ( Who one brick short of a house) had conversation with a so-called US soldier with a six pack on Facebook ironically stationed in Nigeria who after multiple chats asked her for funds due to the inability to chat via PC due to his constant movement and wanted her to patch ££ to a post office under a name that sounded like one of Lenny Henry's African comedy character's. I said to her" wake up you silly sod, if he's a solider how's he able to talk for hours on end in a war zone such as Nigeria, and on his pilot's pay can't afford a phone". One born every minute. :roll:
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Re: Debit card attempted fraud

Postby bob » Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:53 pm

Oh Bugger !! I'd better cancel the wedding !!
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Re: Debit card attempted fraud

Postby Dirty Old Yank » Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:37 pm

bob wrote:Oh Bugger!! I'd better cancel the wedding !!

Not in that order we hope! :shock:
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Re: Debit card attempted fraud

Postby Ilovesteptoe » Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:54 pm

bob wrote:Oh Bugger !! I'd better cancel the wedding !!


Best do as she could be a six foot he called Zimba, and bugger is the last thing you want to say. :shock:
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