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  1. I had an accident at a VERY slow speed (about 5mph) in my local petrol station. I was reversing into a petrol pump place, and a black taxi drove forward into me. No damage to either vehicle, but the cab driver is claiming personal injury. This smells to me, and I think he's a fraudster. my insurance co say it's my fault - I would argue it's 50/50 as he should have seen my reversing lights and stopped moving forward. I exchanged numbers with the driver he only told me it wasn't his cab, but he was a friend of the owner of it. He gave me his name, but i didn't get ID fr
  2. Hi all, I have a lovely friend who made a naive mistake two weeks ago - she received a phone call from a 'very believable' fraudster who asked her for some info about her bank card to 'pass security', etc. Ultimately, on the Monday she lost £350. Even though she contacted her bank on the Monday, they are refusing to reimburse her. Please can I ask if she has any avenue to go down on this? Thank you.
  3. Thousands of people with lost or stolen contactless cards have been warned they could be used by fraudsters up to eight months after they are cancelled. The problem generally lies in contactless card payments being processed in one of two ways - 'online' or 'offline'. When payments are processed online, the card and payment machine immediately communicate with the customer's bank. If a lost or stolen card has been cancelled, this will be flagged immediately and a payment not allowed. Offline payments are stored in batches by retailers and processed online to the bank at
  4. I was contacted on 13th October by Experian who informed me that they suspect an imposter had applied on-line to view my credit file. After a long discussion with their helpdesk I find out that the fraudster answered 2x security questions incorrectly but was still granted access to my full credit file. One of these questions was my DOB - REALLY !!!! I can not believe that full access was granted even though something as fundamental as my DOB was wrong !!! This individual has subsequently gone on to apply for credit and purchase items from many telecom suppliers
  5. http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/caller-id-shows-banks-number-123525973.html
  6. A bankrupt stockbroker who defrauded £316m from people has been ordered to pay a nominal £1 fee. Nicholas Levene, 48, was jailed for 13 years after he admitted a Ponzi scheme which brought millions into his bank accounts between April 2005 and September 2009. Levene, from Barnet, north London, took investors' money to buy shares on their behalf but spent it on luxury cars and yachts. His assets are being investigated. He filed for bankruptcy in October 2009. 'Nominal sum' Levene admitted 12 counts of fraud, one count of false accounting and one of obtaining a money transfer by
  7. Hi I have listed an item on Ebay UK which had been sold I received an e-mail from paypal saying that a differed payment has been made. Few days after, when I logged on my Ebay account the payment was shown as received. So I sent my laptop by recorded mail on which the buyer received and signed for the following day (have proof of sending, delivery and buyer’s signature). The laptop was new as I nearly haven’t used and bought since only 2 months. On 24th July I received an e-mail from paypal saying that the payment has been cancelled on 20th July. I tried to contact the buyer
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