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    I just had a random phone call on my mobile phone from a woman claiming to be from my bank. I made a large transaction by telephone banking this morning and they said there was a problem with it.

    Asked me would I varify my security details before we continue...

    "No" I said "because I couldnt validate who she was" and put the phone down

    I then called my bank who told me that it was them who called... but they had resolved the issue anyway and all was well?

    Totally pointless waste of time and their security sucks !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spoons View Post
    I just had a random phone call on my mobile phone from a woman claiming to be from my bank. I made a large transaction by telephone banking this morning and they said there was a problem with it.

    Asked me would I varify my security details before we continue...

    "No" I said "because I couldnt validate who she was" and put the phone down

    I then called my bank who told me that it was them who called... but they had resolved the issue anyway and all was well?

    Totally pointless waste of time and their security sucks !!

    Its catch 22 mate, if I was to call a cust and not go through security I could potentially be saying
    "ok Mr Spoons, your £25k in debt what are you going to do about it?"
    and then your neighbour, who claimed to be you knows your finaincial disgrace!


    lol

    I can see it from both sides, but its just the world we live in.
    If you need to in future say, Im not happy giving you my password or number, but il give you characters 3 and 4?


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    lol i do the same.. they say please verify who you are, so i tell them to prove to me who they are. This confuses them and some even loose the rag over it.. So i put the phone down them.. My wife used to find it quite amusing that i did this but now sees the reasoning and does the same..
    My old Signum, the animal; she now rests in pieces in several other members cars.. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=200
    The wifes vec show car, started as a standard daily driver and ended up like this. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=709



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    Quote Originally Posted by Vectralicker View Post
    but il give you characters 3 and 4?

    No chance, because then they will know what characters 3 and 4 are...

    So they call again and ask for characters 1 and 2... then they've got it all

    I have no financial disgrace

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    If she calls again I will ask her what colour socks I am wearing... or what I had for breakfast this morning...

    If she doesnt know, she failed my security and then I'll put the phone down

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    My wife finds it very funny when I get these calls. I have a keyfob that says phrases from Star Trek, so when they ask, for security, who I am, I press the button for "This is Captain James T Kirk on the United Starship Enterprise".

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    I need one of those... or one of those kids masks that change your voice to sound like a darlek

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    Quote Originally Posted by spoons View Post


    I need one of those... or one of those kids masks that change your voice to sound like a darlek
    Luke I Am Your Father

    Better

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    It also has buttons for Spock, "Fascinating" and "Live long, and Prosper" which get used for cold callers, ie "are you interested in a new android phone" - "fascinating". Just keep pressing the button till they get peeved, then it's "Live long, and Prosper" and hang up.

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    Security?... surely it should be Leuitenant Wharf!!?!

    I'd like a speech box with phrases of Bricktop from Snatch!!

    "Hello, can you confirm the first line of your address please?"
    "Oh and who might you be Sweetheart?"
    "It's Barclays Bank sir"
    "Do you know who I am?"
    "Thats what I'm trying to confirm sir"
    Youre a ruthless little **** I'll give you that"

    etc!!

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