Monday, 14 December 2020

Master criminal at work

 Either there is a new scam going around or I'm in deep trouble.


I answered the phone yesterday to hear a recorded message from the Financial Crimes dept Bank of England. The message informed me that there was a warrant out for my arrest and to press 1 to speak to an advisor. I was warned that if I didn't press 1 and stay on the line the police would arrive as they waiting outside my house. Anyone spot the problem with this?


Yeah, I don't live in a house!


I don't think I've ever had enough money to have committed a financial crime.

9 comments:

Sue in Suffolk said...

They're standing outside someone's house waiting for you! You'd better get the engine started!

mamasmercantile said...

I do wonder how many people have fallen for this terrible scam.

sweet blondie blue eyes said...

Me neither, mind you yesterday I rang the water board after a call telling me to press one and listen to the message. These days I treat every call as a hoax until I am told different, hence the call to the water board. Apparently there had been a problem with the water in the village!! Ours was ok.

Carruthers said...

I just distrust anyone who phones me up out of the blue and don't tell them anything.

Hampshirelass said...

I have had a few of those. I always tell them that I will put the kettle on and make a cuppa for the boys in blue.

crafty cat corner said...

I usually get the one that says they think I have just had an accident. I'm tempted to tell them that I have and am just about to change my knickers. lol
Briony
x

Lynda said...

Video circulating here of a town police chief getting a call from a scammer, being threatened with the “ police” if he doesn’t do what they say! So funny!

Ellen D. said...

Phone scams are so cruel, I think. I had one the other day saying I had overpaid on a utility bill and they would send me the refund due if I would press 1 to continue. The caller ID said it was my hospital calling and I knew I did not pay utility bills to them. I just hung up but wondered how many would fall for that.

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