Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

Can they take my money from my debit card if I gave them these details? Watch

    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    Hello well basically ****!

    *I have given my name, sort code and account number details to my boss because I didnt realise the job is a bit dodgey and too good to be true at the time.

    *I have signed a few forms and was told I am self employed and that I could leave at any moment if I wanted to. So today I emailed my boss that I'm no longer interested in the job.

    Additional to giving my bank details (just the sort code, my name and account number), I have also provided them with my passport where the boss either took a photo or had a flick through. He also has my address!

    *Now I am so worried that they will either take my money or steal my identity basically! *

    *After reading some forums on these pyramid schemes I am honestly a bit scared. For more info just google "complete one Newcastle scam" or this link http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=3378951

    * *Am I safe now that I have left the company? Someone please help!
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    They can request money but they shouldn't as they will get in trouble without your permission. They could buy something online but they will need your password so make an online banking account quick if you already haven't to make yourself feel more at ease...
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Anfanny)
    They can request money but they shouldn't as they will get in trouble without your permission. They could buy something online but they will need your password so make an online banking account quick if you already haven't to make yourself feel more at ease...
    Thank u for your reply!
    How can they buy things online if they don't have the long number on my card?
    Or can they anyway?

    **
    Online

    15
    ReputationRep:
    You should be fine.

    You can't buy things/withdraw money with just a sort code and account number.

    All those details are standard for on-boarding processes.

    Sure someone could go to the extreme and create fake documents and try and steal your identity, but I suspect there are easier ways to do it than via these means. Should that happen, you'd be able to reclaim any money lost/credit rating issues anyway.



    Posted from TSR Mobile
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by J-SP)
    You should be fine.

    You can't buy things/withdraw money with just a sort code and account number.

    All those details are standard for on-boarding processes.

    Sure someone could go to the extreme and create fake documents and try and steal your identity, but I suspect there are easier ways to do it than via these means. Should that happen, you'd be able to reclaim any money lost/credit rating issues anyway.



    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Thank your for your response *

    I feel better now
    Online

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by dummie)
    Thank your for your response *

    I feel better now
    As someone who has had multiple instances of fraud on my accounts, I can be certain it's been nothing to do with employers having my data. There are much easier ways for people who are going to commit fraud to get your data and attempt it anyway.

    If you are ever suspicious of anything, best thing is just to keep an eye on your bank account on a regular basis.


    Posted from TSR Mobile
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Brussels sprouts
    Useful resources

    Articles and guides:

    Hands typing

    Degrees without fees

    Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

    A-Z of careers Advice on choosing a careerCV writing helpCovering letter helpInterview tips

    Featured recruiter profiles:

    CGI logo

    CGI is open for applications

    "Offering a range of apprentice and sponsored degree positions."

    Deutsche Bank logo

    Deutsche Bank is recruiting

    "Thrive in an international banking environment"

    ICAEW logo

    Merck

    "Merck is a global leader in specialized pharma & chemicals – join us!"

    Army logo

    The Army is recruiting now

    "With hundreds of roles available, there’s more than one way to be the best."

    Bianca Miller, runner-up on The Apprentice

    Handle your digital footprint

    What would an employer find out about you on Google? Find out how to take control.

    Quick links:

    Unanswered career sector and employment threads

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.