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    • MSE Megan F
    • By MSE Megan F 23rd May 18, 4:58 PM
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    MSE News: Revealed: 300+ reports of TSB scams to fraud police
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    • 23rd May 18, 4:58 PM
    MSE News: Revealed: 300+ reports of TSB scams to fraud police 23rd May 18 at 4:58 PM
    Action Fraud has had more than 300 reports of fake emails, texts and calls from fraudsters pretending to be from TSB this month in the wake of the bank's IT meltdown - and a further 51 reports of TSB-related fraud where victims say they have actually lost cash...
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    • Mchambers
    • By Mchambers 23rd May 18, 5:45 PM
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    • 23rd May 18, 5:45 PM
    They don't disappoint you do they ? Totally useless !

    We will hear from Mr TSB soon to say they are great LMFHO !
    • Ectophile
    • By Ectophile 23rd May 18, 6:38 PM
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    • 23rd May 18, 6:38 PM
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    • 23rd May 18, 6:38 PM
    I'm not Mr TSB, and I'm glad I am not a customer of theirs, but...


    You can hardly blame TSB because a bunch of fraudsters send out messages claiming to be from the TSB. They could do it to customers of any bank, and there's nothing that the banks can do to stop it. All they can do is to educate customers to spot the scams.
    If it sticks, force it.
    If it breaks, well it wasn't working right anyway.
    • Mchambers
    • By Mchambers 23rd May 18, 6:44 PM
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    • 23rd May 18, 6:44 PM
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    • 23rd May 18, 6:44 PM
    I'm not Mr TSB, and I'm glad I am not a customer of theirs, but...


    You can hardly blame TSB because a bunch of fraudsters send out messages claiming to be from the TSB. They could do it to customers of any bank, and there's nothing that the banks can do to stop it. All they can do is to educate customers to spot the scams.
    Originally posted by Ectophile
    Wrong....If TSB had done their IT upgrade correctly., there would be no scammers. TSB are in the wrong, not their customers who are being scammed due to their incompetence.
    • eskbanker
    • By eskbanker 23rd May 18, 6:50 PM
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    • 23rd May 18, 6:50 PM
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    • 23rd May 18, 6:50 PM
    Wrong....If TSB had done their IT upgrade correctly., there would be no scammers.
    Originally posted by Mchambers
    No, as the piece says, there has obviously been a substantial increase in scammers seeking to exploit the negative TSB publicity (which they undoubtedly deserved) but they've always been active anyway:
    Phishing scams are where a fraudster poses as a recognised brand via a fake website, or on the phone, by text or by email. Action Fraud's had 321 such reports about TSB since the start of May - compared to just 30 the previous month.

    It's also received 51 'cybercrime' reports which mention TSB, compared to 24 such reports the previous month. Action Fraud classes cybercrime as online fraud where victims say they have actually ended up losing cash.
    • Mchambers
    • By Mchambers 23rd May 18, 7:28 PM
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    • 23rd May 18, 7:28 PM
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    • 23rd May 18, 7:28 PM
    No, as the piece says, there has obviously been a substantial increase in scammers seeking to exploit the negative TSB publicity (which they undoubtedly deserved) but they've always been active anyway:
    Originally posted by eskbanker
    Due to TSB's incompetence !
    • ValiantSon
    • By ValiantSon 23rd May 18, 8:14 PM
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    • 23rd May 18, 8:14 PM
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    • 23rd May 18, 8:14 PM
    They don't disappoint you do they ? Totally useless !

    We will hear from Mr TSB soon to say they are great LMFHO !
    Originally posted by Mchambers
    Wrong....If TSB had done their IT upgrade correctly., there would be no scammers. TSB are in the wrong, not their customers who are being scammed due to their incompetence.
    Originally posted by Mchambers
    Due to TSB's incompetence !
    Originally posted by Mchambers
    Don't you ever get bored of posting the same drivel all the time? Trust me, the rest of us do.
    • boo_star
    • By boo_star 23rd May 18, 8:58 PM
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    • 23rd May 18, 8:58 PM
    Due to TSB's incompetence !
    Originally posted by Mchambers
    No. It!!!8217;s due to people still being far too trusting when it comes to this kind of thing.
    Last edited by boo_star; 23-05-2018 at 9:05 PM.
    • sheramber
    • By sheramber 24th May 18, 11:25 AM
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    • 24th May 18, 11:25 AM
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    • 24th May 18, 11:25 AM
    So who is responsible for the same scam happening on Natwest accounts as well. or do you choose not to read about these ones?
    • eskbanker
    • By eskbanker 24th May 18, 11:58 AM
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    So who is responsible for the same scam happening on Natwest accounts as well. or do you choose not to read about these ones?
    Originally posted by sheramber
    Didn't you know that was TSB's fault as well, coming after they'd single-handedly caused the 2008 global financial crisis, orchestrated chemical weapons attacks, shot JR and were implicated in the disappearance of Lord Lucan?
    • Mchambers
    • By Mchambers 24th May 18, 12:08 PM
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    Didn't you know that was TSB's fault as well, coming after they'd single-handedly caused the 2008 global financial crisis, orchestrated chemical weapons attacks, shot JR and were implicated in the disappearance of Lord Lucan?
    Originally posted by eskbanker
    I agree they were to blame. Don't forget to blame them for World wars, Yorkshire Ripper, Jack the Ripper, etc. Why not when they can't even perform a simple IT upgrade ?
    • eskbanker
    • By eskbanker 24th May 18, 4:01 PM
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    I agree they were to blame. Don't forget to blame them for World wars, Yorkshire Ripper, Jack the Ripper, etc. Why not when they can't even perform a simple IT upgrade ?
    Originally posted by Mchambers
    The adjective 'simple' does indeed spring to mind frequently when reading these threads, but rarely in the context of the IT upgrades....
    • nic_c
    • By nic_c 24th May 18, 7:17 PM
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    Why admit its your fault when there is someone else to blame. The publicity around TSB probably means they are more of a target, so fraudsters will state TSB when they may have just stated any random bank in the hope that because of all the news they will be believed - especially if the victim is having a hard time access their details.
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