There's A New Bank Scam Going Around, And It Could Easily Fool You

Don't fall for this one

Sadly, there are people out there trying to rain on your Friday vibes and steal your hard earned cash. Yes, scammers walk amongst us.

You might be aware of some of the phishing scams doing the rounds on your Amazon, Netflix or Airbnb account but this one is even more sinister and likely to dupe.

A Facebook post by Patricia Barry in Manchester that has been shared over 50,000 times has warned people against a sophisticated banking scam which conned her friend out of thousands of pounds after her bank account was cleared out.

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First of all, she received a seemingly official letter from The Royal Bank of Scotland and a digital card reader in the post from RBS.

Terrifying new card reader scam saw woman's bank account completely cleared Terrifying new card reader scam saw woman's bank account completely cleared

Barry's friend left the reader aside as she preferred banking in person, but she then received a phone call from a man claiming to be from Royal Bank of Scotland.

"He asked if she received it [and] she said she had but was taking it back to bank as she didn't want it" Barry told Metro. "He said he could cancel it for her and told her to put her card and number in to do this."

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Upon going into her bank the following day she found all of her savings had been cleared from her account.

"She was devastated and the worst of it is she felt foolish and ashamed. Luckily she got her money back but apparently this is a new digital system coming out now so please make your contacts aware of this as it looks very genuine.''I reassured her these scammers are very good at it."

Be wary if you recieve a new card reader which hasn't been requested, and never give out the generated codes over the phone to your bank (they'd would never call and ask for it in the first place).

Stay safe out there, people.