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I got a call from a scammer

American Boy

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Some scammer just called me to confirm my name and then hung up. I looked online and there is scam going on where scammers call you and all's you got to do is say "Yes" and then they record it and use it to do scams like changing or doing something related to getting money from your bank account.

I'm worried now and feeling sick.

Should I be worried?
 
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I havent heard of that scam but what i do as i said in the panic thread is say when someone phones me "who is calling" and if they say something that does not sound right i hang up on them :hug:

maybe contact your bank to tell them not to authorise any transactions through the phone? :hug: just to be on the safe side

oh and let the cops know as well
 
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I've heard of it but I think it's quite rare. Contact your bank so they're aware anyway, just incase it was a scammer. There's always an out of hours number on your bank's website somewhere, I lost my card in the middle of the night at university and they sorted it on the spot :)
 
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It does worry me because they already know my full name they just wanted me to confirm it by saying yes.

I got a scam call a few years back and these people knew all of my details they must have got my info from somewhere and they knew my bank account number and my sort code and they wanted me to confirm it. I called the bank and they put a block on any unknown direct debits or transactions. Nothing happened and nothing was taken.

There's no point in calling the police because they wont be able to do anything. I've just got to keep an eye on my bills and bank statements and also to make sure that I haven't been sold anything like a service or something that I haven't signed up for. He had a local accent so I've got to be aware that its not somebody checking to see if I'm at home, people could be watching my house.

I'm going to get rid of my landline soon as its been nothing but scam calls.
 
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I just pretend to be extremely stupid and act like I don’t understand the scammer and frustrate them into hanging up. Either that or I say that they have the wrong number.
 
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I've been getting scam calls almost every week lately, if you don't recognise a number just look it up, there's loads of sites with reviews from people that tell you whether it is a scam or not
 
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ever since I started job searching online I've been getting an increase in scam calls, because I have profiles which display my full name and number, I never answer unknown calls anyway even if it is from a job, if it's important they can leave a voice mail
 
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Have you both registered with TPS? It doesn't stop all calls but I've found it to stop quite afew sales calls at least.
 
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My biggest worry is finding out if lots of unauthorized transactions have been done with my bank account.
 
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My biggest worry is finding out if lots of unauthorized transactions have been done with my bank account.
I think most banks have a system of blocking unauthorised transactions and debits if it looks suspicious. Did you call them to let them know? :)
 
American Boy

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I think most banks have a system of blocking unauthorised transactions and debits if it looks suspicious. Did you call them to let them know? :)
No because I don't think its necessary at this stage, they only wanted me to say yes then they hung up, but I will check things with my bank on Tuesday.
 
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No because I don't think its necessary at this stage, they only wanted me to say yes then they hung up, but I will check things with my bank on Tuesday.
I'm sure it'll be fine :) banks always need more than a "yes" over the phone.
 
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I'm sure it'll be fine :) banks always need more than a "yes" over the phone.
If scammers are buying things and using my bank account info then they can make unauthorized purchases... hopefully its nothing but I'll keep an eye on things.
 
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flipping hate these scammers, got a text message claiming to be from paypal telling me to log in via the link on the text, obviously i didnt, such tossers
 
American Boy

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What I need is a call display thing to use with my old telephones, I use old converted 1940s/50s Bakelite telephones.
 
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