Bank card scam warning

Daily Echo: Bank card scam warning Bank card scam warning

HAMPSHIRE residents are being warned over a new bank card scam after a spate of attempted thefts.

It comes after a Southampton woman had £100 stolen after being conned by a caller pretending to be from the police.

The caller claimed the 45-year-old woman, from Shirley, had been a victim of fraud and asked for personal information including bank details.

She gave him her information, including typing her PIN in the keypad, and shortly afterwards a man came to pick up the cards, later withdrawing cash from her account.

Other incidents took place in Shirley and Portswood in Southampton, Eastleigh and Lyndhurst in the New Forest, but in each case the victims became suspicious and refused to give out details without proof, leading to the caller hanging up.

Police advise hanging up if a caller asks for bank details, taking note of the caller's number and reporting it.

They also recommend asking for the name and collar number of anyone claiming they are from the police and then checking it by calling 101.

General advice on phone scams includes: (blob) Never accept offers over the phone “if they sound too good to be true, they usually are”.

• Never give personal details over the phone.

• Report any suspicious phone calls to your phone company.

• Consider registering your number with Telephone Preference Service (TPS Online) or 0845 070 0707.

• Most telephone providers will block anonymous callers.

• Never give your credit or bank card PIN over the phone. This information is never requested legitimately by your bank or the police.

• If you think something is wrong, hang up the phone.

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5:44pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Huey says...

when'll they learn, eh
when'll they learn, eh Huey

5:48pm Wed 18 Dec 13

gr8saint says...

Surely people are not still falling for this old scam?

Anyone giving out their bank details to an unidentified person, especially one who telephones out of the blue, definitely deserves to be scammed just for being so ignorant! Enough money has been spent in the last 20 years advising people not to fall for calls like this, even by the banks. Anyone falling for that should feel responsible for their error! ((unless they're over 85 years old or have memory issues)
Surely people are not still falling for this old scam? Anyone giving out their bank details to an unidentified person, especially one who telephones out of the blue, definitely deserves to be scammed just for being so ignorant! Enough money has been spent in the last 20 years advising people not to fall for calls like this, even by the banks. Anyone falling for that should feel responsible for their error! ((unless they're over 85 years old or have memory issues) gr8saint

5:54pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Nod says...

Lazy wrote:
I GOT MY CARD CLONED THE OTHER DAY !!! LUCKY ENOUGH I ALWAYS COVER MY HAND WHEN TYPING MY PIN NUMBER......AND I KNOW IM ABOUT TO BE FLAMED FOR SAYING THIS BUT .... LET THESE CRIMINAL FOREIGNERS IN THIS COUNTRY AND THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS !!!
I'm sorry, I couldn't find the bit of the story where any blame was apportioned to anyone of any race, creed or origin. Could you point out out for me?

Any way this kind of crime would be eradicated if people could use some common sense.
[quote][p][bold]Lazy[/bold] wrote: I GOT MY CARD CLONED THE OTHER DAY !!! LUCKY ENOUGH I ALWAYS COVER MY HAND WHEN TYPING MY PIN NUMBER......AND I KNOW IM ABOUT TO BE FLAMED FOR SAYING THIS BUT .... LET THESE CRIMINAL FOREIGNERS IN THIS COUNTRY AND THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS !!![/p][/quote]I'm sorry, I couldn't find the bit of the story where any blame was apportioned to anyone of any race, creed or origin. Could you point out out for me? Any way this kind of crime would be eradicated if people could use some common sense. Nod

6:01pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Lazy says...

Nod wrote:
Lazy wrote:
I GOT MY CARD CLONED THE OTHER DAY !!! LUCKY ENOUGH I ALWAYS COVER MY HAND WHEN TYPING MY PIN NUMBER......AND I KNOW IM ABOUT TO BE FLAMED FOR SAYING THIS BUT .... LET THESE CRIMINAL FOREIGNERS IN THIS COUNTRY AND THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS !!!
I'm sorry, I couldn't find the bit of the story where any blame was apportioned to anyone of any race, creed or origin. Could you point out out for me?

Any way this kind of crime would be eradicated if people could use some common sense.
How about you do a search of the latest credit card crimes in southampton....you will find the answer that it is indeed foreigners that are causing this....theres even 2 nice cctv pictures of 2 men wanted in connection with it (both men foriegners).
[quote][p][bold]Nod[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lazy[/bold] wrote: I GOT MY CARD CLONED THE OTHER DAY !!! LUCKY ENOUGH I ALWAYS COVER MY HAND WHEN TYPING MY PIN NUMBER......AND I KNOW IM ABOUT TO BE FLAMED FOR SAYING THIS BUT .... LET THESE CRIMINAL FOREIGNERS IN THIS COUNTRY AND THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS !!![/p][/quote]I'm sorry, I couldn't find the bit of the story where any blame was apportioned to anyone of any race, creed or origin. Could you point out out for me? Any way this kind of crime would be eradicated if people could use some common sense.[/p][/quote]How about you do a search of the latest credit card crimes in southampton....you will find the answer that it is indeed foreigners that are causing this....theres even 2 nice cctv pictures of 2 men wanted in connection with it (both men foriegners). Lazy

6:17pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Graeme Harrison says...

Lazy wrote:
Nod wrote:
Lazy wrote:
I GOT MY CARD CLONED THE OTHER DAY !!! LUCKY ENOUGH I ALWAYS COVER MY HAND WHEN TYPING MY PIN NUMBER......AND I KNOW IM ABOUT TO BE FLAMED FOR SAYING THIS BUT .... LET THESE CRIMINAL FOREIGNERS IN THIS COUNTRY AND THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS !!!
I'm sorry, I couldn't find the bit of the story where any blame was apportioned to anyone of any race, creed or origin. Could you point out out for me?

Any way this kind of crime would be eradicated if people could use some common sense.
How about you do a search of the latest credit card crimes in southampton....you will find the answer that it is indeed foreigners that are causing this....theres even 2 nice cctv pictures of 2 men wanted in connection with it (both men foriegners).
Given that you know them well enough to know that neither was born in this country, no doubt you'll have passed on their details to the boys in blue.
[quote][p][bold]Lazy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nod[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lazy[/bold] wrote: I GOT MY CARD CLONED THE OTHER DAY !!! LUCKY ENOUGH I ALWAYS COVER MY HAND WHEN TYPING MY PIN NUMBER......AND I KNOW IM ABOUT TO BE FLAMED FOR SAYING THIS BUT .... LET THESE CRIMINAL FOREIGNERS IN THIS COUNTRY AND THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS !!![/p][/quote]I'm sorry, I couldn't find the bit of the story where any blame was apportioned to anyone of any race, creed or origin. Could you point out out for me? Any way this kind of crime would be eradicated if people could use some common sense.[/p][/quote]How about you do a search of the latest credit card crimes in southampton....you will find the answer that it is indeed foreigners that are causing this....theres even 2 nice cctv pictures of 2 men wanted in connection with it (both men foriegners).[/p][/quote]Given that you know them well enough to know that neither was born in this country, no doubt you'll have passed on their details to the boys in blue. Graeme Harrison

6:34pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Lone Ranger. says...

Lazy wrote:
I GOT MY CARD CLONED THE OTHER DAY !!! LUCKY ENOUGH I ALWAYS COVER MY HAND WHEN TYPING MY PIN NUMBER......AND I KNOW IM ABOUT TO BE FLAMED FOR SAYING THIS BUT .... LET THESE CRIMINAL FOREIGNERS IN THIS COUNTRY AND THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS !!!
Which foreigners are the criminal ones ..... can you describe them so i can be sure to avoid their approaches
[quote][p][bold]Lazy[/bold] wrote: I GOT MY CARD CLONED THE OTHER DAY !!! LUCKY ENOUGH I ALWAYS COVER MY HAND WHEN TYPING MY PIN NUMBER......AND I KNOW IM ABOUT TO BE FLAMED FOR SAYING THIS BUT .... LET THESE CRIMINAL FOREIGNERS IN THIS COUNTRY AND THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS !!![/p][/quote]Which foreigners are the criminal ones ..... can you describe them so i can be sure to avoid their approaches Lone Ranger.

7:36pm Wed 18 Dec 13

acid drop says...

Lone Ranger. wrote:
Lazy wrote:
I GOT MY CARD CLONED THE OTHER DAY !!! LUCKY ENOUGH I ALWAYS COVER MY HAND WHEN TYPING MY PIN NUMBER......AND I KNOW IM ABOUT TO BE FLAMED FOR SAYING THIS BUT .... LET THESE CRIMINAL FOREIGNERS IN THIS COUNTRY AND THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS !!!
Which foreigners are the criminal ones ..... can you describe them so i can be sure to avoid their approaches
The criminal foreigners are the shifty looking ones
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lazy[/bold] wrote: I GOT MY CARD CLONED THE OTHER DAY !!! LUCKY ENOUGH I ALWAYS COVER MY HAND WHEN TYPING MY PIN NUMBER......AND I KNOW IM ABOUT TO BE FLAMED FOR SAYING THIS BUT .... LET THESE CRIMINAL FOREIGNERS IN THIS COUNTRY AND THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS !!![/p][/quote]Which foreigners are the criminal ones ..... can you describe them so i can be sure to avoid their approaches[/p][/quote]The criminal foreigners are the shifty looking ones acid drop

9:09pm Wed 18 Dec 13

__KTF__ says...

"Goooooood afternoon madam, I am calling from your bank..."
"Goooooood afternoon madam, I am calling from your bank..." __KTF__

10:15am Thu 19 Dec 13

derek james says...

there was a report earlier this year that police intelligence had concluded 90% of atm card fraud was by romanian immigrants, if this is true those caught should be deported and not allowed back in.
there was a report earlier this year that police intelligence had concluded 90% of atm card fraud was by romanian immigrants, if this is true those caught should be deported and not allowed back in. derek james

11:08am Thu 19 Dec 13

Dai Rear says...

"Given that you know them well enough to know that neither was born in this country, no doubt you'll have passed on their details to the boys in blue."
Sadly, as you know, being born in this country does not mean you're not a foreigner. I don't particularly want to widen this but a number of young men born here (no one knows how many) owe their allegiance solely to the Caliphate.
Basically the indigenous are those whose families were here in 1945 or whose predecessors served in our armed forces. And Derek, yes, there are training courses in Roumania for piking cards. The cards tend to be of persons from the United States. I don't know why, but most Roumanians at Bicester Village could no doubt tell you..
"Given that you know them well enough to know that neither was born in this country, no doubt you'll have passed on their details to the boys in blue." Sadly, as you know, being born in this country does not mean you're not a foreigner. I don't particularly want to widen this but a number of young men born here (no one knows how many) owe their allegiance solely to the Caliphate. Basically the indigenous are those whose families were here in 1945 or whose predecessors served in our armed forces. And Derek, yes, there are training courses in Roumania for piking cards. The cards tend to be of persons from the United States. I don't know why, but most Roumanians at Bicester Village could no doubt tell you.. Dai Rear

12:43pm Thu 19 Dec 13

kiddynamite says...

sorry but anyone who gives out their bank details then hands over their bank cards to a stranger is a complete douche bag! You deserve to loose your money!! I cannot believe someone could actually be that thick!!!
sorry but anyone who gives out their bank details then hands over their bank cards to a stranger is a complete douche bag! You deserve to loose your money!! I cannot believe someone could actually be that thick!!! kiddynamite

12:44pm Thu 19 Dec 13

kiddynamite says...

acid drop wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
Lazy wrote:
I GOT MY CARD CLONED THE OTHER DAY !!! LUCKY ENOUGH I ALWAYS COVER MY HAND WHEN TYPING MY PIN NUMBER......AND I KNOW IM ABOUT TO BE FLAMED FOR SAYING THIS BUT .... LET THESE CRIMINAL FOREIGNERS IN THIS COUNTRY AND THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS !!!
Which foreigners are the criminal ones ..... can you describe them so i can be sure to avoid their approaches
The criminal foreigners are the shifty looking ones
Its simple! ALL the foreigners are shifty!!!
[quote][p][bold]acid drop[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lazy[/bold] wrote: I GOT MY CARD CLONED THE OTHER DAY !!! LUCKY ENOUGH I ALWAYS COVER MY HAND WHEN TYPING MY PIN NUMBER......AND I KNOW IM ABOUT TO BE FLAMED FOR SAYING THIS BUT .... LET THESE CRIMINAL FOREIGNERS IN THIS COUNTRY AND THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS !!![/p][/quote]Which foreigners are the criminal ones ..... can you describe them so i can be sure to avoid their approaches[/p][/quote]The criminal foreigners are the shifty looking ones[/p][/quote]Its simple! ALL the foreigners are shifty!!! kiddynamite

12:44pm Thu 19 Dec 13

kiddynamite says...

acid drop wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
Lazy wrote:
I GOT MY CARD CLONED THE OTHER DAY !!! LUCKY ENOUGH I ALWAYS COVER MY HAND WHEN TYPING MY PIN NUMBER......AND I KNOW IM ABOUT TO BE FLAMED FOR SAYING THIS BUT .... LET THESE CRIMINAL FOREIGNERS IN THIS COUNTRY AND THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS !!!
Which foreigners are the criminal ones ..... can you describe them so i can be sure to avoid their approaches
The criminal foreigners are the shifty looking ones
Its simple! ALL the foreigners are shifty!!!
[quote][p][bold]acid drop[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lazy[/bold] wrote: I GOT MY CARD CLONED THE OTHER DAY !!! LUCKY ENOUGH I ALWAYS COVER MY HAND WHEN TYPING MY PIN NUMBER......AND I KNOW IM ABOUT TO BE FLAMED FOR SAYING THIS BUT .... LET THESE CRIMINAL FOREIGNERS IN THIS COUNTRY AND THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS !!![/p][/quote]Which foreigners are the criminal ones ..... can you describe them so i can be sure to avoid their approaches[/p][/quote]The criminal foreigners are the shifty looking ones[/p][/quote]Its simple! ALL the foreigners are shifty!!! kiddynamite

12:47pm Thu 19 Dec 13

kiddynamite says...

just wondering if the people on here moaning about the use of the word foreigner are in fact foreign????
just wondering if the people on here moaning about the use of the word foreigner are in fact foreign???? kiddynamite

5:41pm Thu 19 Dec 13

cantthinkofone says...

kiddynamite wrote:
acid drop wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
Lazy wrote:
I GOT MY CARD CLONED THE OTHER DAY !!! LUCKY ENOUGH I ALWAYS COVER MY HAND WHEN TYPING MY PIN NUMBER......AND I KNOW IM ABOUT TO BE FLAMED FOR SAYING THIS BUT .... LET THESE CRIMINAL FOREIGNERS IN THIS COUNTRY AND THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS !!!
Which foreigners are the criminal ones ..... can you describe them so i can be sure to avoid their approaches
The criminal foreigners are the shifty looking ones
Its simple! ALL the foreigners are shifty!!!
You can identify the criminals easily.

They have to turn to crime because they're unemployable due to their poor language skills.

So, there are some obvious things that really give them away - LIKE TYPING IN ALL CAPS AND USING MULTIPLE EXCLAMATION MARKS!!!1!!ONE!!!
[quote][p][bold]kiddynamite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]acid drop[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lazy[/bold] wrote: I GOT MY CARD CLONED THE OTHER DAY !!! LUCKY ENOUGH I ALWAYS COVER MY HAND WHEN TYPING MY PIN NUMBER......AND I KNOW IM ABOUT TO BE FLAMED FOR SAYING THIS BUT .... LET THESE CRIMINAL FOREIGNERS IN THIS COUNTRY AND THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS !!![/p][/quote]Which foreigners are the criminal ones ..... can you describe them so i can be sure to avoid their approaches[/p][/quote]The criminal foreigners are the shifty looking ones[/p][/quote]Its simple! ALL the foreigners are shifty!!![/p][/quote]You can identify the criminals easily. They have to turn to crime because they're unemployable due to their poor language skills. So, there are some obvious things that really give them away - LIKE TYPING IN ALL CAPS AND USING MULTIPLE EXCLAMATION MARKS!!!1!!ONE!!! cantthinkofone

6:26pm Thu 19 Dec 13

Lazy says...

Graeme Harrison wrote:
Lazy wrote:
Nod wrote:
Lazy wrote:
I GOT MY CARD CLONED THE OTHER DAY !!! LUCKY ENOUGH I ALWAYS COVER MY HAND WHEN TYPING MY PIN NUMBER......AND I KNOW IM ABOUT TO BE FLAMED FOR SAYING THIS BUT .... LET THESE CRIMINAL FOREIGNERS IN THIS COUNTRY AND THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS !!!
I'm sorry, I couldn't find the bit of the story where any blame was apportioned to anyone of any race, creed or origin. Could you point out out for me?

Any way this kind of crime would be eradicated if people could use some common sense.
How about you do a search of the latest credit card crimes in southampton....you will find the answer that it is indeed foreigners that are causing this....theres even 2 nice cctv pictures of 2 men wanted in connection with it (both men foriegners).
Given that you know them well enough to know that neither was born in this country, no doubt you'll have passed on their details to the boys in blue.
Where in the world did i say i know them ?!?! lol at all the trolls here sticking up for the criminal outsiders.....lets see you sticking up for them after they have drained your bank accounts !!
[quote][p][bold]Graeme Harrison[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lazy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nod[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lazy[/bold] wrote: I GOT MY CARD CLONED THE OTHER DAY !!! LUCKY ENOUGH I ALWAYS COVER MY HAND WHEN TYPING MY PIN NUMBER......AND I KNOW IM ABOUT TO BE FLAMED FOR SAYING THIS BUT .... LET THESE CRIMINAL FOREIGNERS IN THIS COUNTRY AND THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS !!![/p][/quote]I'm sorry, I couldn't find the bit of the story where any blame was apportioned to anyone of any race, creed or origin. Could you point out out for me? Any way this kind of crime would be eradicated if people could use some common sense.[/p][/quote]How about you do a search of the latest credit card crimes in southampton....you will find the answer that it is indeed foreigners that are causing this....theres even 2 nice cctv pictures of 2 men wanted in connection with it (both men foriegners).[/p][/quote]Given that you know them well enough to know that neither was born in this country, no doubt you'll have passed on their details to the boys in blue.[/p][/quote]Where in the world did i say i know them ?!?! lol at all the trolls here sticking up for the criminal outsiders.....lets see you sticking up for them after they have drained your bank accounts !! Lazy

7:29pm Thu 19 Dec 13

Saintly Sam says...

kiddynamite wrote:
sorry but anyone who gives out their bank details then hands over their bank cards to a stranger is a complete douche bag! You deserve to loose your money!! I cannot believe someone could actually be that thick!!!
I cannot believe someone can not tell the difference between "Lose" and Loose"
Who's the thicky now?
[quote][p][bold]kiddynamite[/bold] wrote: sorry but anyone who gives out their bank details then hands over their bank cards to a stranger is a complete douche bag! You deserve to loose your money!! I cannot believe someone could actually be that thick!!![/p][/quote]I cannot believe someone can not tell the difference between "Lose" and Loose" Who's the thicky now? Saintly Sam

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