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Old 14th July 2019
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Re: Strange 'phone calls!

Please be warned: there are hundreds of 'apps', many of them free, that allow mobile callers to display whichever Caller ID they want. This is now a very common problem. If you try to redial the number you will either receive an 'unobtainable' tone or you will be connected to the real number, if it exists.

I have personal knowledge of a bank fraud where the scammers called purporting to be bank employees calling about a failed CHAPS payment for around £250,000. The scammers had inside knowledge because the transaction was real, but had not failed. When the accounts staff refused to speak to the callers they asked who they usually dealt with at the bank, and what their number was. Within a minute or two there was a call from the bank's number, but they were not bank staff. In total they scammed well over £one million in the space of about half an hour!
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