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OMG I'm a victim of Attempted Fraud!

Marky264 Avatar
7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
Wow, I'm pretty nervious and paranoid right now, I just got a call from my Bank saying that 5 Transactions were Attempted yesterday by a Gambling Company in Germany and in the UK. Different Transaction Amounts up to £2000! God How the hell do people do this it really stumps me., I'm very safe with giving my card details out whilst paying Online for Goods and always use trusted sites, I'm going to have to clamp down on the transactions I make just to be safe, Has anyone else experianced this? Could have not come at a worst time! I was on the Loo!
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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
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#1
prob the best time to hear it to be honest!!!!;-)
#2
if it didn't happen, you're not actually a victim, but all good they didn't get anything
#3
Alfonse
if it didn't happen, you're not actually a victim, but all good they didn't get anything


the bank called me to confirm it was me, Still pretty shocking too be honest!
banned#4
Alfonse
if it didn't happen, you're not actually a victim, but all good they didn't get anything


He said "attempted".
#5
scary isnt it xx
#6
Did they ask you to confirm your account number and sort code?
#7
Could have not come at a worst time! I was on the Loo!


At least you were in the best place to **** yourself :w00t:

Seriously - glad your bank spotted it, who do you bank with?
#8
I had an attempted one too on my credit 3 days ago! Someone tried to purchase £3200 worth of goods on my card, luckily my credit limit is only £2.5k. The fraud department phoned me up immediately once that happened!

Even though I'm going to get a new card it's a very scary thought on how they managed to get those details. By the way did you get any weird miss calls during that time? I got a few missed calls from abroad on the same day and I'm worried it might be the them!
#9
I would be checking your pc and any card you have used for viruses and other malware. Then I would ask where you have used the card at a cash point, as a lot of scams come from machine stealing details, I always check the machine for anything missplaced like a camera, parinoid maybe but happens more and more.
#10
sam2007
He said "attempted".


that doesn't make sense
#11
Alfonse
if it didn't happen, you're not actually a victim, but all good they didn't get anything


He is a victim of attempted fraud as per thread title


glad they didn't get anything OP
banned#12
nowt new got a phone call two days ago, someone tried to buy some plane tickets £1200 on my old credit card.. nothing to worry about .. pity I wont get the club card points:w00t:
#13
Happened to me as well and that went through for about £300 took 3 weeks to get the cash back into the account
#14
fireheaven
At least you were in the best place to **** yourself :w00t:

Seriously - glad your bank spotted it, who do you bank with?

lol I know XD, I bank with Lloyds TSB, I'm glad they called me up about it to tell me!
Spriggan
I had an attempted one too on my credit 3 days ago! Someone tried to purchase £3200 worth of goods on my card, luckily my credit limit is only £2.5k. The fraud department phoned me up immediately once that happened!

Even though I'm going to get a new card it's a very scary thought on how they managed to get those details. By the way did you get any weird miss calls during that time? I got a few missed calls from abroad on the same day and I'm worried it might be the them!

It's well scary! I couldnt beleive it, i've had a couple missed calls this morning but the numbers were withheld, :? It's made me freakin paranoid lol!
Adam2050
I would be checking your pc and any card you have used for viruses and other malware. Then I would ask where you have used the card at a cash point, as a lot of scams come from machine stealing details, I always check the machine for anything missplaced like a camera, parinoid maybe but happens more and more.


Yeah thats what I might be worried about i'm sure my Laptop has some sort of Malware on it so I'm going to get it checked out, I used my card at a cashpoint at Tescos yesterday when it was pissing it down, I've seen the news about the Cashpoint frauds lately and the transactions attempted were all made at the same time of 2:57pm, 2:56pm, I withdrew cash out in the morning and in the evening so I'm rather worried about using that machine again. Yeah I would just call it being safe I want to do the same from now on by checking.
#15
Glad to hear they didn't get away with anything mate. Get the company to send new cards out to you and play it safe.

A little off subject, but have you noticed that chip N pin machines are getting smaller and easier for someone to see what number you're punching in? When they first came out they had a big lip so no one could see the ends of your fingers. Now they are almost flat!! I'm now waiting for the next machines to come out that shout the number out as you press it!! :thumbsup:
#16
boothy
He is a victim of attempted fraud as per thread title


glad they didn't get anything OP


lol, the grasp of English here is pretty awful,

it should read:- OMG! I was almost a victim of Bank Fraud.

victim: the past tense of an adverse event against someone

attempted: is to have tried unsuccessfully

:roll:
banned#17
Alfonse
lol, the grasp of English here is pretty awful,

it should read:- OMG! I was almost a victim of Bank Fraud.

victim is the past tense of an adverse event against someone

attempted is to have tried unsuccessfully

:roll:


in English please :thumbsup:
#18
:prop:
Alfonse
lol, the grasp of English here is pretty awful,

it should read:- OMG! I was almost a victim of Bank Fraud.

victim is the past tense of an adverse event against someone

attempted is to have tried unsuccessfully

:roll:
#19
Alfonse
lol, the grasp of English here is pretty awful,

it should read:- OMG! I was almost a victim of Bank Fraud.

victim: the past tense of an adverse event against someone

attempted: is to have tried unsuccessfully

:roll:


:santa:
#20
Schools just breaking up for the holidays, so why have we got to have an English lesson on here?
[mod]#21
No such thing as a trusted site........only takes one employee to sell your details or give it a try themselves.

Company may be honest but not always the employees.
banned#22
stefor
Schools just breaking up for the holidays, so why have we got to have an English lesson on here?


maths lesson would be a bonus .. I have issues with working out discounts if someone could give me the easy formula that would be nice :thumbsup:
#23
Alfonse
lol, the grasp of English here is pretty awful,

it should read:- OMG! I was almost a victim of Bank Fraud.

victim: the past tense of an adverse event against someone

attempted: is to have tried unsuccessfully

:roll:


dear oh dear:whistling:
[mod]#24
Alfonse;5774928
lol, the grasp of English here is pretty awful,

it should read:- OMG! I was almost a victim of Bank Fraud.

victim: the past tense of an adverse event against someone

attempted: is to have tried unsuccessfully

:roll:


Is OMG in the Oxford Dictionary then?? :whistling:
banned#25
Syzable
Is OMG in the Oxford Dictionary then?? :whistling:


what's a dictionary :whistling: spell checker is my mate :thumbsup:
#26
Alfonse
lol, the grasp of English here is pretty awful,

it should read:- OMG! I was almost a victim of Bank Fraud.

victim: the past tense of an adverse event against someone

attempted: is to have tried unsuccessfully

:roll:


http://i28.tinypic.com/1088kys.jpg
#27
Alfonse
lol, the grasp of English here is pretty awful,

it should read:- OMG! I was almost a victim of Bank Fraud.

victim: the past tense of an adverse event against someone

attempted: is to have tried unsuccessfully

:roll:


I think you'll find there's no need for a capital B or F when saying bank fraud.......
#28
Alfonse to the left please,everyone else to the right


http://opex.groupsite.com/uploads/files/x/000/01b/f64/failure.jpg
#29
Now something that is serious matter is being made a joke of.
#30
OMG Marky264 the same thing has just happened to me yesterday.
5 Transactions were Attempted yesterday by a Gambling Company in Germany and in the UK.
And i also bank with Lloyds TSB it's got to be the same person.
They have cleared my account and then some. The greedy *****
My card has been stopped.
Now have to wait until i get a new one.
And have to wait until the payments have left my account before i can get a refund.
I am not sure how or where they got my details i have used my card online mostly.
CASH POINT
WAITROSE
NOCHEX
DEBENHAMS
HMV
[url]WWW.MINISTRYOFDEALS.CO.UK[/url]
#31
allycat38
OMG Marky264 the same thing has just happened to me yesterday.
5 Transactions were Attempted yesterday by a Gambling Company in Germany and in the UK.
And i also bank with Lloyds TSB it's got to be the same person.
They have cleared my account and then some. The greedy *****
My card has been stopped.
Now have to wait until i get a new one.
And have to wait until the payments have left my account before i can get a refund.
I am not sure how or where they got my details i have used my card online mostly.
CASH POINT
WAITROSE
NOCHEX
DEBENHAMS
HMV
[url]WWW.MINISTRYOFDEALS.CO.UK[/url]


Seriously? How come you posted twice? Your post seems a bit weird? :thinking:
#32
Marky264
Seriously? How come you posted twice? Your post seems a bit weird? :thinking:


I deleted the other one as it got sandwiched between jokes about bad spelling ect.
I thought they were makeing light of serious matter.
#33
allycat38
I deleted the other one as it got sandwiched between jokes about bad spelling ect.
I thought they were makeing light of serious matter.


Oh right I see sorry seemed like an Automated Response. I cant beleive that, it's so weird, I used the cashpoint at Tescos yesterday and the same day the transactions were made at 2:56 and 2:57pm, It was Tescos Garage so i'm not using that cash point again for the my safely, Then again I have used alot of the retailers online that you have stated aswell, Ministry of Deals was my most recent one. :thinking:
#34
Ministry of Deals is the one i am most worried about.
I wonder if anyone has had any similar experiences after buying from that site?
#35
This happened to me last month. Got cleaned over £2,000 out my account.

Got every penny back though from LTSB
#36
Anyone had any problems with Ministry of Deals?
#37
Toybhoy
This happened to me last month. Got cleaned over £2,000 out my account.

Got every penny back though from LTSB


Never mind ministry of deals, sounds like Lloyds TSB is the culprit!!! :p:p
#38
didn't play.com have a problem with security a few weeks ago?:x

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