[LINK] Clarkson stung after bank prank
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Tue Jan 8 13:36:56 EST 2008
And when people ring you and say "Were from the national australia
bank we want your date of birth for security reasons as stated in the
Law" and yuo ask what law and they say they can't tell me because of
the privacy act and you ask to speak to a supervisor who is about as
useful so you ask to speak to a manager and "no one else works here"
its about time to hang up :)
So watch out for the new scam where they RING you and ask you
personal questions, including your bank account number and other details.
It would be effortless to record these responses, edit them into a
suitable sequence and use them as a "voice proof" or authority to do
Nup, not falling for it!
At 09:47 AM 8/01/2008, Stilgherrian wrote:
>On 8/1/08 9:11 AM, "Darryl (Dassa) Lynch" <dassa at dhs.org> wrote:
> > As someone who has had to publish account details so clients could make
> > payments, my take on this is to only put up details of accounts
> that require
> > additional signitures to withdraw and not to publish the details of those
> > who are associated with the accounts.
>Mayhaps. But if you have a business bank account and business banking
>online, you can withdraw money from anyone's account without a signature.
>You just upload a spreadsheet with account numbers and amounts, and bingo!
>This is how it works if a business is authorised to make direct debits from
>your accounts, e.g. your ISP each month, or rent to your landlord.
>Of course in theory you're meant to have the account-holder's permission and
>they're meant to have signed something, but we *are* talking about
>fraudulent usage, are we not? Sure, the trail soon leads back to the
>culprit, but that's what The Big Bad Guys use gullible cut-outs who've
>responded to too-good-to-be-true offers in spam.
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