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Re: Credit Karma - Unknown Insurance Searches

Posted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:06 am
by blythburgh
Just heard from friend. The original bank charge was because when she phoned to pay for her catalogue buy the person at the call centre had accidentally joined into the club that you pay to join and then get discounts and freebies.

They are very sorry (I had given our friend the phone number as she had given us name of club and I looked it up). But the person who phoned yesterday and was "trying to help" was calling from a different phone number which our friend had got from the 141 thingy. Was it a scammer or was it really the club? If it was from the club why did they want her full bank details?

Re: Credit Karma - Unknown Insurance Searches

Posted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:35 pm
by Chadwick
blythburgh wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:06 am
But the person who phoned yesterday and was "trying to help" was calling from a different phone number which our friend had got from the 141 thingy. Was it a scammer or was it really the club? If it was from the club why did they want her full bank details?
It's either a scammer, or a symptom of lax control of personal details at the club. Either way, best avoided. As a rule of thumb, never give your bank details to anyone you're not sure of. If they're legit, there'll be a way you can verify that later.

Re: Credit Karma - Unknown Insurance Searches

Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:13 pm
by planteria
agreed.
we all have to be vigilant.
Action Fraud have given me a Crime Reference Number and I need to call Admiral again on monday.
no other insurer has written to me, and I can't see what anyone has/will gain by applying for insurance using my details.