Facebook scammers and banks over stretched

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Re: Facebook scammers and banks over stretched

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I got robbed by a despot called Malc Turley via Facebook a few years ago. He came from the Kent area. He had dozens over, quite well known “Mini enthusiast”.
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Another FB scam......
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Well I have now spent nearly 6 hour trying to report the scam to the bank. Calls to fraud team at HSBC to alert them mean a wait of over an hour I was told this morning - when I took another hour trying to report it using the online chat function.

gggggrrrrr
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AndyPen wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:11 pm Well I have now spent nearly 6 hour trying to report the scam to the bank. Calls to fraud team at HSBC to alert them mean a wait of over an hour I was told this morning - when I took another hour trying to report it using the online chat function.

gggggrrrrr
It has been on radio 4 today about HSBC :!: Use the contact No on your card (it is apparently different to the web site fraud No).

They also phoned all major bank fraud lines, they all picked up except HSBC :!: :shock: :? :o
Best of luck :!:
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I have told this one before, but one scam which caught my son was that when you have paid they send an anonymous package (i.e. no name, just the address) which someone signs for, and it turns out to be a block of wood (or a bag of flour I have heard). The point is the seller has proof of postage, and a signature that it was received so buyer has no recourse.

It is even easier now due to couriers not requiring a signature.
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Exminiman wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:27 pm Another FB scam......
I saw that one too, but in $AUD !

Must have a lot of cars from all over the world to move.
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Is it a scam or a joke though?
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GraemeC wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:22 pm Is it a scam or a joke though?
I suppose it depends if you are available on those dates or not........
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