Sorry for no post last week and that was all set to regale you about how I brought back a PS3 from the brink but instead got scammed by some cunt pretending to be a cop on the phone.
If you don't know how it goes down its like this.
Scammer phones up pretending to be a cop, gives warrant number and lies out his ass by saying that have caught some people buying expensive shit on your card can you phone the number on the back of your bank card to confirm.
Scammer doesn't put the phone down but passes it to an associate who tells you your card is blocked, so when you call the bank it goes through right away. Your bank will never respond that quickly in fact time spent trying to get through the maze of options to the lone woman on customer service, while you listen to the four seasons for 10 minutes straight should be a warning to you that they are fake.
The third stage with me was some bogus sting operation, with me running around London like Anneka Fucking Rice, handing over my own cash and card fake courier, because fraud operation. But it could be trying to get your card details either way its not good.
The bank were really helpful, and put us through to the fraud team who are dealing with this. The police not so much they just gave us a letter from action fraud and no crime number. I spent a good 20 minutes on the phone trying to speak to a human, though when I did get through, they sorted it out and gave us a reference number and pass to keep them updated.
It compromised my phone thanks to them calling so I had to switch sims from 1 pay as you go to another, which I still have to sort out. I don't care about my calls or texts fire bomb the lot and give us a new number and more crucially internet.
In conclusion, your bank or anyone else will *NEVER cold call you about your card being stolen or account being compromised, or ask for your account or pin number. These people are actually cunts.
(*they will however send a letter offering you to call them instead)