Lloyds TSB scam
Got a message earlier today from a bunch of con merchants claiming to be Lloyds TSB.
The phone call was as follows:
them: Good morning sir I am calling from the Lloyds TSB credit management department. Before we proceed could you please give me your name, address, date of birth and the 8-digit account number on the front of you debit card
me: sorry? what is this regarding?
them: it is regarding management of your Lloyds TSB account sir
me: So if you want me to talk to you about my account, why do you need my account details?
them: For security purposes sir
me: Well I think that is slightly strange you calling me and asking me for my details? Can I have your details?
them: .....No sir
me: Well if I can't have yours, you can't have mine?
them: but sir this is a very important issue I need to discuss with you.
me: ok....well in that case I will check this number (the number on my mobile phone screen) and contact you back.
them: please do not call this number. You need to call.....(long pause before reading out the official Lloyds TSB number)
I then just put the phone down on him!
I called back the number on my screen and lo and behold, a voice mail message.
"This is Lloyds TSB - We will attempt to contact you again"
Bloody con merchants!
I think everyone should ring the number and tell them what they think of them.....I left a nice message myself!
the number is: 01273 743 574