[access-uk] Re: OT but may be important for members

Out if interest, I called the number, and it didn't recognise my
number as being a Barclays account holder, and as I'm not, which would
make sense.

The most important thing to remember is that it's a big old urban
legend that you can be reverse billed by someone who calls you.
It can't be done.

Also, both myself and my partner have been called recently to check
recent transactions.
I made 3 transactions over the internet in an hour last week, and
within minutes the phone rang, I entered very basic details (nth
character of postcode, nth character of name).
They then asked me to confirm the 3 transactions I'd just done.

So it sounds like it might be legitimate, but never ever give out more
than the odd letter for any details, and especially never give your
CVV code to someone asking to "confirm" it.

On 18 November 2010 12:18, John Wilson <j.wilson07@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hello All,
>
> This morning I have received two calls from the number 0845
> 3512291 purporting to be from Barclays Fraud Section. It
> invites me to press any number to continue. I strongly
> suspect that this is some form of scam, if only to get you
> to press any number and be charged for the pleasure of
> nothing. And, of course, it could be even more sinister; or
> it may even be genuine.
>
> Has anyone else received such a call from this number and,
> if so, do they know if it's genuine or not?
>
> If this is Barclays Fraud Section, I am not impressed by
> this superficial and impersonal method of contacting
> customers about what may turn out to be a serious matter.
> People,  like me, are always going to think that this sort
> of call is a scam and ignore it.
>
> I have checked  on Google and it is mentioned several times
> but some of these reports say that it is a genuine number
> and others that it is sham.
>
> Any more reliable details would be  appreciated.
>
> thanks.
> John.
>
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