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Apparently this is a latest scam, don’t know if it’s true but beware anyway. 
 

 

Straight from the City of London Police fraud team - Extremely sophisticated scam going about this week, involving all banks. You get a message saying a payment hasn’t been taken e.g O2, Vodafone, 3, Giff Gaff or EE and to click here. As soon as you touch it your money is gone. They already have all your details and it’s the most advance scam the bank has ever seen. Pass this on to everyone please. This is straight from work this morning - the banks are being inundated with calls - thousands flying out of peoples accounts! Spread the word to your family and friends!”
Be vigilant !!!!

As confirmed  by Martin Lewis this morning!

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1 hour ago, Saintly Fish said:

Apparently this is a latest scam, don’t know if it’s true but beware anyway. 
 

 

Straight from the City of London Police fraud team - Extremely sophisticated scam going about this week, involving all banks. You get a message saying a payment hasn’t been taken e.g O2, Vodafone, 3, Giff Gaff or EE and to click here. As soon as you touch it your money is gone. They already have all your details and it’s the most advance scam the bank has ever seen. Pass this on to everyone please. This is straight from work this morning - the banks are being inundated with calls - thousands flying out of peoples accounts! Spread the word to your family and friends!”
Be vigilant !!!!

As confirmed  by Martin Lewis this morning!

Just had this as it goes...

 

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1 hour ago, Saintly Fish said:

Apparently this is a latest scam, don’t know if it’s true but beware anyway. 
 

 

Straight from the City of London Police fraud team - Extremely sophisticated scam going about this week, involving all banks. You get a message saying a payment hasn’t been taken e.g O2, Vodafone, 3, Giff Gaff or EE and to click here. As soon as you touch it your money is gone. They already have all your details and it’s the most advance scam the bank has ever seen. Pass this on to everyone please. This is straight from work this morning - the banks are being inundated with calls - thousands flying out of peoples accounts! Spread the word to your family and friends!”
Be vigilant !!!!

As confirmed  by Martin Lewis this morning!

 

You were right to question its validity Neil ..................It is bogus, and has been around since  March ..................

https://www.thamesvalleyalert.co.uk/da/322371/Suspicious_emails.html

https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/1283351/EE-Vodafone-Three-warning-bogus-scam-message

https://www.thatsnonsense.com/will-sophisticated-scam-steal-money-when-clicking-a-link-fact-check/

https://fullfact.org/online/city-of-london-police-scam/

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We had the HMRC refund one about 2 weeks ago, but knew it must be a scam as when we did get a tax refund it was paid directly into our bank and we just had an advisory notice from HMRC. The internet is a fantastic facility, but sadly ruined by the conners and scammers so we all have to be very careful. Geoff.

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