MNBA sending texts for credit on old cards

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Credit Cards
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Credit Cards
Received a text out the blue last Tuesday from 03332076356 saying my account is in credit and requesting me to call for a refund.

I can't remember the last time I even used that card - think it was a one off purchase pre-internet banking in 2006 or sometime.

Well it seems legit as wary of a scam I've just called MNBA via their direct 0800 number and they have confirmed they will pay me £450 + - he even confirmed the other account holders name, which I'd forgotten

The guy on the phone said it was likely due to a direct debit issue? I have no idea this far back if that is true or not.

Googling the above number shows some others have had the same message.

As it's Sunday I was advised the cash would be in tuesday/wednesday.

I will wait and see, but there's a bonus, but I'm just not sure how it happened.

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  • planteriaplanteria Forumite
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    this is good news, but..
    he even confirmed the other account holders name, which I'd forgotten

    pardon?
  • Hi - I meant I'd forgotten it was a joint card with my missus' name on it too - ha, not that I'd forgotten my missus' name.
  • planteriaplanteria Forumite
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    ah yes, with you:D
    it seems genuine.
    always call them direct on a 0800 from mbna.co.uk or off the back of a card.. rather than calling a number that appears on a text, but other than that it seems like all good news.
    fwiw ive been an MBNA cardholder for 15-20 years.. and have done very nicely from them:)
    do you still have a card with them that you use?
  • I haven't seen that card or used it for years - I think I did a one off purchase (paying for a family flight rings a bell)

    Anyway, just checked my bank account and the money has gone in - happy days.
  • planteriaplanteria Forumite
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    good. what card do you use for general spending?
  • I only got a few credit cards years ago to increase my credit score after reading if you didn't have one you were marked down - hardly ever used them (including this one from MNBA)

    Debit card is used for all general spending.
  • bigadajbigadaj Forumite
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    I only got a few credit cards years ago to increase my credit score after reading if you didn't have one you were marked down - hardly ever used them (including this one from MNBA)

    Debit card is used for all general spending.

    If you don't use a credit card then there's no point in having one.

    Rather than using a debit card you'd be better using a credit card and setting up a direct debit to pay in full, but still check your statement every month to confirm the transactions are correct.
  • planteriaplanteria Forumite
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    agreed. perhaps just retain/obtain 1 credit card that you can use for your essential spending, and clear in full each month.. that way you are repeatedly showing you can borrow & repay. and potentially earn some cashback/points in the process too.
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