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Old 13 March 2009, 06:35   #1
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Bank scam emails

Anyone else getting emails supposedly from banks saying that your account will be limited or suspended if you don't go online and fill in all your details to take the restriction off your account?
I've had ones supposedly from,
HSBC
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NatWest
RBS
Even Northern Rock
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Old 13 March 2009, 06:43   #2
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Hi john
yes been bombarded with them over the last few months I just delete them never open, some come up as spam but most get thru all my checks.
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Old 13 March 2009, 06:46   #3
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Yeah they seem to be able to avoid my spam filters.
I'm getting ones trying to sell me things too.
They always start,

"Hello my friend,
how are you doing recently? ..........................."
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unfortunately they will get some takers!!
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yes,get loads of them ,they all manage to get through one way or the other.even reported them to the banks,they say they are unable to trace them or the fraud dept are aware and yet they keep going
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Yeah, I've been getting them but will be topping up my account by helping a new mate out with some money from Nigera. He also has a friend in Iraq who has a similar problem!

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unfortunately they will get some takers!!
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Yes I always fill them in - the more people who do the better - especially when you give your address as No10!!!
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Yes I always fill them in - the more people who do the better - especially when you give your address as No10!!!


Seriously though, I get virtually no spam, never had one from a "bank" or ebay or whatever. It's either 'cos I'm using Postini or they just know I'm skint
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