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Just to let all out there know of a scam that I have never seen before and almost cost my friend over £1500.00 so please be careful

Here is the transcript of texts;

Hi mum my other phone crashed
this is my temporary number you
can save this one message me
when you've seen this XX
13:31
OK xXXX
13:45
How are you doing mum? Xx
14:02
Ok thanks XX
15:01
Ok mum are you busy? Xx
15:20
No

Uok?
15:30
15:31
I've just been really stressed out
since this morning
15:32
Ok what is it?
15:32
So I found out this morning that i
still have an old invoice that i need
to pay before 5:00, but when I triedpaying it I realized that I don't have acces to my online banking
account on this new temporary
device
15:33
So I was wondering if I forward you the details of the invoice can you pay it for me? I'll send you the
money back when I get everything
sorted out with my online banking

Which bank are you
sorry for the typos I'm just
stressed out

15:39
Ok
15:40 •
Can I send the details mum?
15:44
Yes
15:45 /
Name: MISS S xxxxx
Account: xxxxxxxxx
Sortcode: xxxxxxxxx
Reference: Service xxxx
Amount: £1673,48
(personal account)
15:51
Can you send me a screenshot
when it's done mum thank you
again xx
15:52
I'll be able to send the money back first thing tomorrow morning xx
15:59
Are you managing mum?
16:16

THANKFULLY WE RANG OUR DAUGHTER TO CLARIFY AND SHE HAD NO IDEA WHAT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT BUT I CAN SEE WHY OTHERS WOULD ALLOW THEIR WORRY OVER A LOVED ONE TO STOP THEM CHECKING AS TO WHETHER IT WAS REAL .

So please be aware of similar scams asking for various amounts and excuses.

We all need to stay safe so please if you have any other examples of plausible scams let us all know
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(Original post by BrainDrain)
Just to let all out there know of a scam that I have never seen before and almost cost my friend over £1500.00 so please be careful

Here is the transcript of emails;
Hi mum my other phone crashed
this is my temporary number you
can save this one message me
when you've seen this XX
13:31
OK xXXX
13:45
How are you doing mum? Xx
14:02
Ok thanks XX
15:01
Ok mum are you busy? Xx
15:20
No

Uok?
15:30
15:31
I've just been really stressed out
since this morning
15:32
Ok what is it?
15:32
So I found out this morning that i
still have an old invoice that i need
to pay before 5:00, but when I triedpaying it I realized that I don't have acces to my online banking
account on this new temporary
device
15:33
So I was wondering if I forward you the details of the invoice can you pay it for me? I'll send you the
money back when I get everything
sorted out with my online banking

Which bank are you
sorry for the typos I'm just
stressed out

15:39
Ok
15:40 •
Can I send the details mum?
15:44
Yes
15:45 /
Name: MISS S xxxxx
Account: xxxxxxxxx
Sortcode: xxxxxxxxx
Reference: Service xxxx
Amount: £1673,48
(personal account)
15:51
Can you send me a screenshot
when it's done mum thank you
again xx
15:52
I'll be able to send the money back first thing tomorrow morning xx
15:59
Are you managing mum?
16:16

THANKFULLY WE RANG OUR DAUGHTER TO CLARIFY AND SHE HAD NO IDEA WHAT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT BUT I CAN SEE WHY OTHERS WOULD ALLOW THEIR WORRY OVER A LOVED ONE TO STOP THEM CHECKING AS TO WHETHER IT WAS REAL .

So please be aware of similar scams asking for various amounts and excuses.

We all need to stay safe so please if you have any other examples of plausible scams let us all know
Thank you for sharing
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#3
(Original post by BrainDrain)
Just to let all out there know of a scam that I have never seen before and almost cost my friend over £1500.00 so please be careful

Here is the transcript of emails;
Hi mum my other phone crashed
this is my temporary number you
can save this one message me
when you've seen this XX
13:31
OK xXXX
13:45
How are you doing mum? Xx
14:02
Ok thanks XX
15:01
Ok mum are you busy? Xx
15:20
No

Uok?
15:30
15:31
I've just been really stressed out
since this morning
15:32
Ok what is it?
15:32
So I found out this morning that i
still have an old invoice that i need
to pay before 5:00, but when I triedpaying it I realized that I don't have acces to my online banking
account on this new temporary
device
15:33
So I was wondering if I forward you the details of the invoice can you pay it for me? I'll send you the
money back when I get everything
sorted out with my online banking

Which bank are you
sorry for the typos I'm just
stressed out

15:39
Ok
15:40 •
Can I send the details mum?
15:44
Yes
15:45 /
Name: MISS S xxxxx
Account: xxxxxxxxx
Sortcode: xxxxxxxxx
Reference: Service xxxx
Amount: £1673,48
(personal account)
15:51
Can you send me a screenshot
when it's done mum thank you
again xx
15:52
I'll be able to send the money back first thing tomorrow morning xx
15:59
Are you managing mum?
16:16

THANKFULLY WE RANG OUR DAUGHTER TO CLARIFY AND SHE HAD NO IDEA WHAT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT BUT I CAN SEE WHY OTHERS WOULD ALLOW THEIR WORRY OVER A LOVED ONE TO STOP THEM CHECKING AS TO WHETHER IT WAS REAL .

So please be aware of similar scams asking for various amounts and excuses.

We all need to stay safe so please if you have any other examples of plausible scams let us all know
Sounds like a scam that could work under the right circumstances, yikes. Thanks for the knowledge
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Quady
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#4
(Original post by BrainDrain)
Just to let all out there know of a scam that I have never seen before and almost cost my friend over £1500.00 so please be careful

Here is the transcript of texts;

Hi mum my other phone crashed
this is my temporary number you
can save this one message me
when you've seen this XX
13:31
OK xXXX
13:45
How are you doing mum? Xx
14:02
Ok thanks XX
15:01
Ok mum are you busy? Xx
15:20
No

Uok?
15:30
15:31
I've just been really stressed out
since this morning
15:32
Ok what is it?
15:32
So I found out this morning that i
still have an old invoice that i need
to pay before 5:00, but when I triedpaying it I realized that I don't have acces to my online banking
account on this new temporary
device
15:33
So I was wondering if I forward you the details of the invoice can you pay it for me? I'll send you the
money back when I get everything
sorted out with my online banking

Which bank are you
sorry for the typos I'm just
stressed out

15:39
Ok
15:40 •
Can I send the details mum?
15:44
Yes
15:45 /
Name: MISS S xxxxx
Account: xxxxxxxxx
Sortcode: xxxxxxxxx
Reference: Service xxxx
Amount: £1673,48
(personal account)
15:51
Can you send me a screenshot
when it's done mum thank you
again xx
15:52
I'll be able to send the money back first thing tomorrow morning xx
15:59
Are you managing mum?
16:16

THANKFULLY WE RANG OUR DAUGHTER TO CLARIFY AND SHE HAD NO IDEA WHAT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT BUT I CAN SEE WHY OTHERS WOULD ALLOW THEIR WORRY OVER A LOVED ONE TO STOP THEM CHECKING AS TO WHETHER IT WAS REAL .

So please be aware of similar scams asking for various amounts and excuses.

We all need to stay safe so please if you have any other examples of plausible scams let us all know
Why have the a/c and s/c been replaced with xxxxxx ?
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Why have the a/c and s/c been replaced with xxxxxx ?
Lol.
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Lol.
???

Serious question.

Why have the details of the scammer been withheld?
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???

Serious question.

Why have the details of the scammer been withheld?
They just aren’t necessary. Unless of course you’re in the mood to send a scammer some money
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???

Serious question.

Why have the details of the scammer been withheld?
They won't be the scammer's own account details (unless they're stupid), it will be the details of some money mule. No point in exposing their details.
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They just aren’t necessary. Unless of course you’re in the mood to send a scammer some money
Well the 'transcript' isn't necessary either.

Nor is MISS S
or 'Service' for that matter...
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No point in exposing their details.
Other than they be criminals

I was more wondering whether it was the OP or their friend that redacted it tbh

As I'm a tad cynical about this actually happening to their friend. As opposed to being put on social media like a chain mail.
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