SmartFeedSmartFeed          

Porsche Hangout


WELCOME - YOU ARE CURRENTLY VIEWING 419EATER AS A GUEST

By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics and access other forums reserved for members. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today by clicking here.

ScamWarners.com - Internet Anti-Fraud Center - now open!


 Fraud: Sky TV "refund" scam (phone/internet bankin

View next topic
View previous topic
 
Post new topicReply to topic
Author Message
Nailgunner
Moderator


Joined: 01 May 2008
Posts: 8709
Location: ̢̝̣̳̗ͅş̱̖̹͉̬̣̖h̷̗͉̘̱͍̗ͅr͉̙̖̥͡_̛i̦̞n̷͉͈̺̪̯̹E̸͎̫̭̞̙ͅ


PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:26 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

There was a bit on the radio today about a nasty phising/identity theft scam. It goes as follows:

They call you up and say your Sky TV account is due a refund. Nice. They ask for your bank account and other details, then send you a card reader of the type used by banks for internet banking. Then they phone you up and ask you to put your PIN in and read off the number the bank card reader comes up with to process your payment. Job done.

What they actually do is get your A/C and bank info, set up internet banking to your account, then - pretending to be you - request that your bank sends you a card reader. You feed it your PIN and give the the return number to them, and they can they can access your account. A guy in the Scottish Highlands got cleaned out to the tune of ~2K and more are expected.

Do take time to warn your friends and relatives, as a new fiddle this could take in a fair few new victims.

News here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-19518533

_________________
TV Star Elite Ninja Team Member Easter Egg 2012 Jack Boot Safari Closed lad accounts Mortar Tattoo United Kingdom Malaysia South Africa United States France Turkey Nigeria
"I still have your name tattoo on me. No woman want me because of this"
"Baster ScamBaiter like you. just leave me alone, and delete my email from you least"
View user's profileSend private messageSkype Name
vonpaso xlura
Different and Distinctive


Joined: 10 Apr 2011
Posts: 12240
Location: Bertcad, Lojbanistan


PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:01 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Is this scam happening only in Scotland?

_________________
Easter Egg 2012 United Kingdom×12 United States×3 Russia×3 CanadaNigeriaGermanyMalaysiaNetherlandsAustraliaTogo
United KingdomUnited KingdomCanada unwashed
Closed lad accounts×75
×110
Safari Accra - SH Cotonou
This is very frustrating ... their said they is know transaction ... I feel very ebasared right now ... I feel very dissapoited again
YOU CAN'T EVEN KEEP YOUR BULLSHIT SCAM STORIES STRAIGHT!! YOU AREN'T EVEN A SMART CRIMINAL!! YOU ARE GOING TO PRISON!!
E NO GO BETTER FOR YOUR MAMA NAA ME U DEY WYNE ABI GOD PUNISHED YOU AND YOUR GENERATION
you are a fake people so do not ever write to me again.
Am mad at you right now ... Am tired of your questions ... Am sick and tire you and your bank
Nigerian pig . go swallow a grenade idiot. Boko Haram will solve your problem idiot .
View user's profileSend private messageSend e-mail
Nailgunner
Moderator


Joined: 01 May 2008
Posts: 8709
Location: ̢̝̣̳̗ͅş̱̖̹͉̬̣̖h̷̗͉̘̱͍̗ͅr͉̙̖̥͡_̛i̦̞n̷͉͈̺̪̯̹E̸͎̫̭̞̙ͅ


PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:44 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I'm sure it would work elsewhere but the initial strikes seem to have been in Scotland. Anywhere is a possible target.

_________________
TV Star Elite Ninja Team Member Easter Egg 2012 Jack Boot Safari Closed lad accounts Mortar Tattoo United Kingdom Malaysia South Africa United States France Turkey Nigeria
"I still have your name tattoo on me. No woman want me because of this"
"Baster ScamBaiter like you. just leave me alone, and delete my email from you least"
View user's profileSend private messageSkype Name
Esox lucius
cat strangler


Joined: 26 May 2010
Posts: 2633
Location: Somewhere down the crazy river!


PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:04 am Reply with quoteBack to top

^

If they can get money out of a Scotsman then they must be bloody good scammers Very Happy

Seriously, It has to start somewhere so it will be only a matter of time before the rest of the UK gets hit with this so I hope it makes the national media soon. I will mention this to my Sky subscribing mates.

_________________
Closed lad accounts Easter Egg 2012 pony
Sand Timer (Br Joe)



"..May your unborn kids don't grow and may you be burnt to ashes asap ! " CCS
"..Sir we have given you more than 5 different accounts yet you still complaining " SCB
" YOU LOW LIFE SATANIC AGENT, FORWARD THESE MESSAGES TO YOUR MOTHER AND FATHER, THEY WILL DEFINITELY ENJOY READING THEM." RG
View user's profileSend private message
Nanny Ogg
"Bruce"


Joined: 19 Mar 2007
Posts: 2624


PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:34 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

^ oi!
We scots aren't all mean y'ken
To prove it I'll send you a generous amount by W,U...


Its a nasty scam as they seem to have targeted the elderly, though I had heard one woman was suspicious and went to the police.
Having Sky isn't something you can disguise as the dish is pretty obvious.
So far I've only heard of it in the Borders area but it may spread

_________________
Pole Dancer Goat* Help Keep Eater Running - Click here to donate
Closed lad accounts
View user's profileSend private message
Display posts from previous:      
Post new topicReply to topic


 Jump to:   



View next topic
View previous topic
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum



E-Mail Header Analysis


All Content © 2003 - 419Eater.com
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group :S5: FI Theme :: All times are GMT