Mrs L Clementine. Bank number 7098 Credit card password: 4589 ACCESS GRANTED
Can I please have the first and third number of your pass code? Sorry, your second and fourth. Okay, Thank you!
Mrs C checks her bank account
Mrs C and her dog Bruce are at home when suddenly she receives an email from an anonymous sender. She opens the email to find that her bank needs her credit card number to secure her account, they leave a number to call. Mrs C takes her phone and calls the number- credit card in hand.
Mrs C and Bruce go to the bank
If only i had of thought about what I was doing.
Mrs C calls the number. She is asked for her first and third pin number- she gives it to the man on the phone- his name is Max (he seems nice). Max 'doesn't hear the numbers' and asks her for her second and fourth numbers. He says thank you! He hangs up. Mrs C now believes her account is secure.
How can we stop this?
The bank calls Mrs C to ask her to check her bank account. She turns on her computer to find that £130,000 has been taken from it. The bank asks her if she had received any calls or emails lately- she says yes and explains the situation to the bank. Mrs C has been scammed and the bank cannot reach the stolen money.
Mrs C checks in at the bank- just to be sure.
Yes, Mrs Clementine, your account is fine. We have contacted the police about your email and they have managed to identify the persecutor, thank you for checking with us, you could of lost a lot of money.
The bank unfortunately cannot do anything to retrieve her stolen money. Mrs C is heartbroken, how could she have been so naive? She feels very vulnerable and sick, Mrs C vows to never use the internet again, she now has no money.
I'm so, so sorry about your money Mrs Clementine, but I'm afraid there is nothing we can do.
Mrs C receives an email from an anonymous sender. She opens the email to find that her bank needs her credit card pin to secure her account, they leave a number to call. Mrs C has heard about this, it's called scamming. She goes to her bank- just to be sure.
The bank confirms that her bank account is secure and it was in fact an attempted scam. The bank contacted the police and they managed to catch the culprit, thank goodness she didn't phone the number and give them her pin. It could of ended in disaster, even Bruce is happy!
Thank you so much, I thought I should check with you as I have heard about the consequences of these emails.