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NATWEST Scam Warning

Posted on 1st May, 2020

The following warning was received from NatWest yesterday.  


Customers from many banks are reporting theft from their accounts after responding to fake emails about TV Licence cancellation. Please do report any suspected fraud to your bank immediately and log with https://reporting.actionfraud.police.uk/login

Criminals send fake emails or text messages, pretending to be from the TV Licensing Authority. They want you to click the link to get your phone number and the name of your bank. You will then receive a call from the criminals, pretending to be from your bank's fraud team and persuaded to move your money to a safe account or give away card reader codes.

Many variations of this scam exist; from bogus COVID-19 fines to the promise of free Supermarket shopping vouchers. Visit our Security Centre for more details.

Please remember;

  • We will never tell you to move your money to a safe account
  • We will never ask you to reveal your card reader codes
  • Do not click on a link in an email unless you are certain it is genuine
  • Don't give your personal data or card details to anyone until you are certain you know it is a genuine request

We are working hard to keep you safe from fraud. If you think you may have given away your details to a scammer, please contact us immediately – we can help.

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