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OH just had an email saying some company needs to refund a substantial amount to her bank account, she just needs to send details back to this company. It looks really good with all the disclaimers about if you get the email in error etc etc, and an attachment of a PDF form to fill in.
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The thing I don’t get is that the sort code and account number are out their on every cheque you write. So how do they use this information to rob you?
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Or if you haven't spent a substantial amount with anyone, why would you be expecting a sudden windfall for your bank account.
Having said that, my mum has absolutely no idea about banking etc, dad did everything in spite of the account being a joint one. Trying to explain she can take money out of it is ongoing. Watch this space. She would be easy to scam
At least I have got the ten thousand pounds that was around the house in envelopes safely in the bank. dad used to draw all the state pension out every week it turns out "that's my money not the banks" and put what they didn't use in a dated envelopes around the house, and in the family bible
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OH has been receiving phone calls via his mobile from "HMRC" and if he doesn't press 1 immediately they will be round to arrest him. They haven't arrived yet.

I got the well-known email about an HMRC refund today, too. Makes a change. The Paypal ones never stop.
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bigyetiman wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:42 pm
Or if you haven't spent a substantial amount with anyone, why would you be expecting a sudden windfall for your bank account.
Having said that, my mum has absolutely no idea about banking etc, dad did everything in spite of the account being a joint one. Trying to explain she can take money out of it is ongoing. Watch this space. She would be easy to scam
At least I have got the ten thousand pounds that was around the house in envelopes safely in the bank. dad used to draw all the state pension out every week it turns out "that's my money not the banks" and put what they didn't use in a dated envelopes around the house, and in the family bible
My mum astonished us all when dad died 20 years ago. She'd never had a bank card (although their account was joint), cheque book or anything. She'd never paid a bill. My dad had just continued through their marriage to give her enough for the housekeeping. Of course, most of their married life, they had nothing much. Mum told me once that when they bought their house (for under £3,000 at the time!), the mortgage was £25 per month, and they were really worried they wouldn't be able to find that much every month! My dad worked two full time jobs for years, only getting home for his tea from the day job before going out again for his night job, getting home in the early hours to sleep, before doing it all over again! However, when dad became ill, eighteen months before he died, he made sure mum had full access to everything. And mum just got to grips with everything! She quickly became expert at sorting and paying bills, putting money aside each month for annual bills like Insurance, etc. To be honest, mum coped much better with dad's death than he would have done with her's!

Now though, mum would be vulnerable to being scammed. As she's disabled and can't get out by herself, and is now very frail physically, when the lockdown came in last March, she just gave me her Bank Card, and I do her shopping, get her cash from the Bank atm, order stuff online for her, etc. I get a receipt for absolutely everything, even though she keeps telling me not to bother with receipts and I suspect she just dumps them.
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Luckily mum can't get out much so I have her bank card, and authorisation at the bank to deal with her financial matters. Same here with receipts.
She did find £500 in a bag that she didn't use much this week, she said "we always took that amount shopping just in case " of what the Koh in Noor diamond being on special offer.
The staff in Santander think t's quite amusing my frequent trips in with money. I assured them I am not money laundering. They said its very common following a death, people finding a "hoard"
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My Mum was the same. She refused to have her pension paid into the bank so went to the post office every week/fortnight and kept the cash at home. When she died my uncle told me to have a good look round as she had money stashed all over the place.
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Here’s another funny that just arrived in my inbox.

You are eligible to make a claim for a new grant ID: 00442769

The scheme has been extended.
The online service to claim the third grant is open. 
You must make your claim for the third grant on or
before 29 January 2021
.
The third grant will cover a three-month period and will be capped at £7,500 in total.
The scheme for government grant has been approved for
Xxxxxxxxx.com
.
The money are set to land in your bank accounts within six working days of making the claim.

No doubt if I clicked the link all I’d have to do is provide my bank details ...
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