The investigation into the cyber attack on the TalkTalk website on Wednesday 21 October 2015 has shown that on its own, the information that may have been accessed is not enough to withdraw money from customers’ bank accounts. The greatest risk is criminals committing fraud by either impersonating customers or targeting them for phone scams, but there a several other of scam that it is worth keeping an eye out for too: Fake refunds Scammers may try to get personal information by telling you that you are due a refund. The PPI scam calls are a perfect example of the refund scam.
If you are due a refund, then the company that owes you ought to have your information available and wouldn’t ask for banking or personal details.
If in doubt you should hang up and call the company yourself.Asking for bank details If you have received a call and been asked for your bank details, this is likely to be a scam.
If you are ever unsure, hang up and call the company back on their official number. Read more…