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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 30-Apr-13 22:28:18
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SCAM alert re online banking.


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http://t.news.uk.msn.com/uk/mind-boggling-scam-targe...

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Standard User TrishaH
(committed) Wed 01-May-13 01:36:54
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Re: SCAM alert re online banking.


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Thanks for the link - first I've seen of this one!

Appears to have been around for a while in various forms.
I'm always very wary & watchful with banking and cc sites, so would likely get scared off with any unexpected changes and check with the bank.
Thankfully, I can still phone my local branch and speak to a bank clerk instead of a call centre.

Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 01-May-13 02:10:06
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Re: SCAM alert re online banking.


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Thanks for the info.

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Standard User epyon
(experienced) Wed 01-May-13 03:06:30
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Re: SCAM alert re online banking.


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I've seen many emails asking for bank details =\

Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 01-May-13 11:41:05
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Re: SCAM alert re online banking.


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Yes, but if you read the full article, this one is particularly sophisticated.

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Standard User undecidedadrian
(member) Wed 01-May-13 11:57:14
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Re: SCAM alert re online banking.


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And this one has been around for a time as well and has been reported several times.

Barclays has gone as far as you now cannot transfer money to anybody any more to combat this.

You have to go into the branch to set up a payment whitelist and use their pin protect system to transfer on that whitelist using internet banking.

I wonder how many bank losses are down to internet based fraud.
Standard User zhango
(regular) Wed 01-May-13 12:26:49
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Re: SCAM alert re online banking.


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When I logon to my online bank I'm prompted to download 'Trusteer Rapport' software which I haven't because of the bad reviews saying it causes problems.

Do you have an opinion on this and if my account was compromised I'm wondering if my bank could blame me for not downloading the advised security software?
Standard User undecidedadrian
(member) Wed 01-May-13 12:41:10
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As long as you use a recognised security suite then I think they cannot blame you for any problems you may encounter.

Barclays allow all their internet customers free Kaspersky 3 user licence year after year even if you have an e-saver with £1 in it.

I have always had a multi boot setup where I have one windows install bare bones just for banking just for my peace of mind.
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 01-May-13 13:04:25
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Re: SCAM alert re online banking.


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In reply to a post by undecidedadrian:
Barclays has gone as far as you now cannot transfer money to anybody any more to combat this.

You have to go into the branch to set up a payment whitelist and use their pin protect system to transfer on that whitelist using internet banking.
Not so! Nothing's changed!

I can still pay one of my existing payees w/out using any PIN m/c or I can add a new payee using my PIN Sentry m/c; both w/out being ordered to attend my branch.

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Standard User cheshire_man
(knowledge is power) Wed 01-May-13 13:16:58
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In reply to a post by XRaySpeX:
Not so! Nothing's changed!

I can still pay one of my existing payees w/out using any PIN m/c or I can add a new payee using my PIN Sentry m/c; both w/out being ordered to attend my branch.
+1

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