Fraud

Started by Scrumpy, April 19, 2022, 04:42:50 PM

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Scrumpy

Interesting day .. My bank got in touch with me asking if I recognised some transactions..
I didn't.. Spoke to the Fraud department..
It would seem that my card was used to Top-up.. Uber and a company I didn't recognise.
My card was immediately cancelled..


I wonder if they were testing the waters by using it on small amounts before going in for the kill.. !!
Don't ask me.. I know nuffink..

Scrumpy

It must be a big headache for the very wealthy..
So pleased that I don't have that worry..  :sad:
Don't ask me.. I know nuffink..

Raven

That's always such a worry these days. I hope your bank is refunding your money that was stolen. This is so much easier these days with the contactless payments. I haven't had a check in a shop for ages, the wee payment machine often used to refuse me and I had to put the card in and use the pin no.

Scrumpy

The bank were great..
They were suspicious straight away.. They mentioned the transactions but not the amounts.. They sent me a text and asked if I had authorised a certain transaction.. I hadn't..
They cancelled my card immediately.. At no loss to me..
Such a nuisance.

Don't ask me.. I know nuffink..

Raven

It's good your bank is on the ball and watching out for their customers. If it had slipped past them things could have got bad.

Scrumpy

I think you are right.. They would have gone in for the kill at some point..
Don't ask me.. I know nuffink..

-Oy-

Glad it went ok. We've had this a few times - always sorted by the bank in good order :)
"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer."

Scrumpy



First time for me..
Don't ask me.. I know nuffink..

klondike

As you still have the card it must have been cloned. That could have been by using a cash machine that had been fixed or maybe somewhere that you handed the card over.

Bit old as it is not for chipped cards but the same applies to them and to the NFC wireless cards - you can't clone them with these but there are apps on the Google app store that let a phone with NFC read them and show the data.



Something for voters to ponder. ..
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

zoony

Mm.. I've had it too but only once. No probs

-Oy-

The last two times we've been done have been traced to petrol stations darn sarf.

One said Finsbury Park London and the other just outside Oxford.
"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer."

Scrumpy

Oh no.!!! I wonder if it was that naughty man at the petrol station yesterday... :grin: :grin:
Don't ask me.. I know nuffink..

klondike

Did you say you handed him the card?

Something for voters to ponder. ..
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

Scrumpy

No.. I tapped it but it didn't work.. He then told me to put my card in the machine..



Don't ask me.. I know nuffink..

klondike

Did the machine look completely normal? Does your contactless often fail? If that was the only time you used the card recently with anything out of the ordinary happening I'd be dubious.

I imagine that the card security bods will note your recent transactions and if others using the same place as one of yours got cloned too they would be on to it.

They fit up cash machines with a false bit to skim the cards. I've never seen such a thing but they are supposed to be well hidden.

Something for voters to ponder. ..
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.