Spam calls... keep safe out there! Watch

michael.d
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Evening all!

I've registered for a HSBC student account (£100 bonus, win!) and been having some interesting emails from "them", saying I have tried to withdraw some amount of money from a foreign country. I found an article with the email I received here: mirror.co.uk.

I've also been getting phone calls more and more recently with various scams - washing machine warranties, HMRC under-paid tax or tax returns, other bank account being compromised calls, etc. Just wanted to send everyone out another reminder that bad people are out there, and not all calls are what you expect! Caller IDs can also be easily spoofed to make it look like a legitimate company is calling you. You can Google the number if you're unsure (usually comes up with sites like scam numbers which will tell you other peoples reports on the number) but there are loads of websites and even apps that will tell you whether a call is likely to be a scam or not.

I'd love to see some more tips on how to avoid scams and spams, I'm sure it'll help someone else in the long run too!

Stay safe out there.
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