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    Warning - Giving Buyers Your Account Details

    Just wanted to remind ppl to becareful who you're dealing with.

    I've got an account which I only use for buying/selling stuff and I've just taken a call from bank saying there are about 10 transactions on my account which don't match my spending patterns. All 10 transactions are fraudulant and they'll be changing my bank account etc straight away.

    But just becuase you've spoke to a person etc still be careful !!

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    Are you talking about buyers here on HUKD?

    Theres alot of fraud happening, c alot of it in my job. Credit cards give better protection, try not to give out bank account numbers.

    I'm curious. How does the knowledge of a person's sort code and account number give them access to the funds in the account?

    lotsofbargains;4953529

    Theres alot of fraud happening, c alot of it in my job. Credit cards give … Theres alot of fraud happening, c alot of it in my job. Credit cards give better protection, try not to give out bank account numbers.

    If you're an individual, how does a credit card help you to be paid? Don't you have to have a trading account with a credit card company?

    Afterburner;4953531

    I'm curious. How does the knowledge of a person's sort code and account … I'm curious. How does the knowledge of a person's sort code and account number give them access to the funds in the account?



    It doesn't.
    It's possible that they could set up a Direct Debit to pay a business, but this is highly unlikely to benefit them.

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    thesaint;4953805

    It doesn't.



    direct debits can e set up with just that information though

    This doesn't make sense to me. There is more risk giving out your paypal than bank account details, especially now that most banks require a card reader for online transactions. And if DD/SO are set up wihout your consent you are covered by your bank. The OP needs to give more detail before his claim tallies ...

    Barry Herd
    59255950
    60-30-22

    Anyone wants to deposit, feel free!

    Original Poster

    All I'm doing is reminding ppl to be careful...

    cd02;4954395

    All I'm doing is reminding ppl to be careful...



    Is this connected to HUKD?

    cd02;4954395

    All I'm doing is reminding ppl to be careful...



    But what happened............people can't purchase directly with bank account details.

    As mentioned they can try signing up for DD but you'd receive notification to your home address.

    bazzaric;4954199

    Barry Herd 5925595060-30-22Anyone wants to deposit, feel free!



    Syzable;4954467

    But what happened............people can't purchase directly with bank … But what happened............people can't purchase directly with bank account details.As mentioned they can try signing up for DD but you'd receive notification to your home address.



    Who just signed me up for 'tall women in dresses monthly'?

    Original Poster

    There's no way I could know 100% if its related to here but all i know is that this is one of, if not the only place I've used that account..

    Like I said, just wanted to remind ppl to be careful..

    As for what happened, bank called to say that they'd noticed some transactions that didn't match my spending style (or something like that) so that wanted to check if I'd purchased anything from america, or any top ups in the last couple of days. There were lots of different network top ups and a few amounts for american websites that I'd never heard of. Luckily I never keep large amounts in there so it had highlighted on their side as the account doesn't have an overdraft either

    dcx_badass;4954606

    Cheers for the Xbox live subscription and the rapidshare account! … Cheers for the Xbox live subscription and the rapidshare account! :thumbsup:



    See, this is the point with it. Anyone that did that would be traced immediately and would get no-where except charged for fraud. lol

    cd02;4954611

    There's no way I could know 100% if its related to here but all i know is … There's no way I could know 100% if its related to here but all i know is that this is one of, if not the only place I've used that account.. Like I said, just wanted to remind ppl to be careful.. As for what happened, bank called to say that they'd noticed some transactions that didn't match my spending style (or something like that) so that wanted to check if I'd purchased anything from america, or any top ups in the last couple of days. There were lots of different network top ups and a few amounts for american websites that I'd never heard of. Luckily I never keep large amounts in there so it had highlighted on their side as the account doesn't have an overdraft either



    Someone would need your card numbers for that though, not your bank details

    dcx_badass;4954606

    Cheers for the Xbox live subscription and the rapidshare account! … Cheers for the Xbox live subscription and the rapidshare account! :thumbsup:



    No probs, I installed a webcam in a gamecube I sold you last year, so cheers for the free porn :thumbsup:

    This announcement was brought to you by the department of the bleedin' obvious.


    :-D

    everytime you write a cheque(or used to) you give someone your account details
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