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    • MSE Megan F
    • By MSE Megan F 11th Jan 18, 12:18 PM
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    MSE News: Fraudsters are using fake NatWest texts to trick customers
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    • 11th Jan 18, 12:18 PM
    MSE News: Fraudsters are using fake NatWest texts to trick customers 11th Jan 18 at 12:18 PM
    Fraudsters are tricking victims into handing over personal details by sending fake texts which appear to be genuine NatWest messages - and have used the sophisticated scam to steal more than £100 from one woman...
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    'Fraudsters are using fake NatWest texts to trick customers into handing over personal details'

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    Last edited by MSE Luke; 12-01-2018 at 2:14 PM.
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    • aj23
    • By aj23 11th Jan 18, 12:34 PM
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    Don't people know by now that banks never ask you to do these things by text?
    • Ian011
    • By Ian011 11th Jan 18, 6:48 PM
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    Not only NatWest, but also customers of HSBC, Barclays, Lloyds, Halifax and others have been targeted by this scam. All work the same way, with messages appearing to come from the named bank.

    Another long-running version of the scam is a text message that asks the recipient to call an 084 or 087 number. Banks no longer use those numbers, the practice having been banned in October 2015.
    Last edited by Ian011; 11-01-2018 at 6:51 PM.
    • Shakin Steve
    • By Shakin Steve 11th Jan 18, 7:40 PM
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    • 11th Jan 18, 7:40 PM
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    • 11th Jan 18, 7:40 PM
    In the past month Iíve had a text from 3 telling me that the 3 app will stop working soon and giving me a link to update it, one from Barclays which had a link in it and, today, one from Experian asking me to follow a link to provide feedback on my recent visit to the site.
    All ignored.

    My three app is still working fine, by the way
    I came into this world with nothing and I've got most of it left.
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