do please click on the 'Join ESF' button above, complete the form and send it on to us We value your membership, which will help us to speak more strongly on your behalf There has been a sharp rise in fraudsters sending out fake text messages (smishing) and phishing emails claiming to be from TSB.
The increase in the number of reports corresponds with the timing of TSB’s computer system update, which resulted in 1.9 million users being locked out of their accounts.
Two days later £6,000 was removed from the victim’s TSB current account.
The victim subsequently contacted their phone provider and was informed that someone contacted the provider purporting to be the victim and had cancelled their contract and transferred their number to a new SIM.
Don’t be tricked into giving a fraudster access to your personal or financial details.
Never automatically click on a link in an unexpected text or email.
If you have received a suspicious TSB email, please do not respond to it, report it here and also forward it to [email protected] Every Report Matters.
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Once the fraudster has control of the number they are able to intercept the victims’ text messages, allowing them to use services linked to the victim’s phone number.
This can include requesting an online banking password reset or access to any two factor authentication services.
Armed with this information, the fraudsters then called the victim back and persuaded them to hand over their banking authentication code from their mobile phone.