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Discussion in 'Living Room' started by AndrewTDP, 28th Apr, 2016.

  1. AndrewTDP

    AndrewTDP Urban Planning Consultant Business Member

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    Hi all.

    Heads up a new scam is operating and I nearly lost quite a few k to it.

    Conveyancers and solicitors emails are being hacked and emails with new bank account details are being sent out. I had one which was just a different nab account with the same bsb.

    The tone etc matches the author and isn't the usual bad English.

    Confirm any bank details over the phone.
     
  2. EN710

    EN710 Well-Known Member

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    That's scary!

    How did you find out?
     
  3. Nick Valsamis

    Nick Valsamis Well-Known Member

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    Should forward the email to NAB/ASIC and inform them the account is being used for fraud so they can investigate it.
     
  4. AndrewTDP

    AndrewTDP Urban Planning Consultant Business Member

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    I called up the conveyancer 10 minutes after Iade the payment.

    That was a nervous 40 minutes getting the payment reversed
     
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  5. TMNT

    TMNT Well-Known Member

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    banks can stop transactions??? I didnt know that, I thought that once you clicked submit, they wont do anythign except for fill out a few forms and pray to god
     
  6. EN710

    EN710 Well-Known Member

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    If you're quick enough, they should be able to stop it before being processed (or something along that line)
     
  7. larrylarry

    larrylarry Well-Known Member

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    I get these type of emails in my spam box everyday.

    "Dear XXX,

    Your case has been scheduled for hearing on 2nd April, 2016 at 10:30 AM o'clock. Your case is before Justice Paula Leskiw .
    This is a hearing about XXXX Infringement Ref. I-26624339.
    It is highly recommended for you to be present for this. If I can be of assistance, let me know.
    Please see the enclosed Subpoena to Appear in Court for further details.
    Yours faithfully,

    Law Office of Brian Kennedy

    Joe Villareale.

    Tel.: (859) 341-7100."
    Such a stupid email.
     
  8. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    @larrylarry - I didn't know that you received XXXrated material.
     
  9. TMNT

    TMNT Well-Known Member

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    its not XXX rated
    its XXXX rated, its special!!!
     
  10. DaveM

    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    One of my clients had an invoice intercepted, acct details edited and then on-sent to their customer for about $350,000. Customer paid the scammer. Not fun.
     
  11. larrylarry

    larrylarry Well-Known Member

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    LOL
    LOL.
     
  12. TMNT

    TMNT Well-Known Member

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    damn!! thats a great effort for the scammer
     
  13. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    If @larrylarry was a Qlder it'd be 'gold'
     
  14. larrylarry

    larrylarry Well-Known Member

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    NSWelshman I am.
     
  15. apk

    apk Well-Known Member

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    Within first 5 minutes easy to stop, just call the bank and get it done over the phone.
     
  16. AndrewTDP

    AndrewTDP Urban Planning Consultant Business Member

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    Within first hour for Westpac. But not if it's westpac to westpac

    Very professional scam. I'm suspicious as hell and it got me.
     
  17. SeafordSunshine

    SeafordSunshine Well-Known Member

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