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THE PROBUS CLUB

OF

TEDDINGTON AND HAMPTON

This page is dedicated to items of interest donated by members of the club. They can be of local places of interest, warnings of scams or anything that you feel other members (and non-members who may visit our site) might find of interest,

warning of Telephone preference service scam.

Contributed by Bruce Dawson-Moray

March 2018

Telephone Preference Scam

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) and Action Fraud have recently noticed that there has been a sharp rise in fraudsters sending out fake text messages (smishing) and phishing emails claiming to be from TSB.

Contributed by Bruce Dawson-Moray

June 2018

TSB Phishing Fraud Alert
 

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) and Action Fraud have recently noticed that there has been an increase in reports made in May by TSB customers relating to "port-out" fraud. Fraudsters are number porting a victim's telephone number to a SIM card under their control and then using the number to access the victim's bank accounts.

Contributed by Bruce Dawson-Moray

June 2018

TSB Port Out Fraud Alert
 

Watch out for these fake TV Licensing emails.

We’ve seen a sharp increase in reports about fake TV Licensing emails claiming to offer refunds. The emails state that the refund cannot be processed due to “invalid account details”. The links provided in the emails lead to phishing websites designed to steal personal and financial details.

Always question unsolicited requests for your personal or financial information in case it’s a scam. Never automatically click on a link in an unexpected email or text.
 
Message Sent By
Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

Contributed by Bill Rawcliffe

September 2018

 

TV Licensing Fraud

Watch out for these fake Argos texts offering refunds

These fake text messages purport to be from Argos and claim that you’re owed a refund. The link in the messages lead to phishing websites designed to steal your personal information, as well as payment details.

Always question unsolicited requests for your personal or financial information in case it’s a scam. Never automatically click on a link in an unexpected email or text.

Message Sent By
Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

Contributed by Bill Rawcliffe

September 2018

 

Argos Refund Scam

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