How the scam works:
Are you interested to claim back bank charges? Be careful about the newest scam around, the Reclaim Bank Charges aka Claiming Bank Account Fees Back Scam. How does the scam work?
Criminals call thousands of people every day claiming to reimburse bank fees that were withdrawn recently from the recipient’s account. They pose themselves as “reclaim experts” working for banks. They also say they are dedicated to loyal customers – typical verbiage that bank reps use.
However, before calling their victims scammers have some basic information about them, such as knowing what banks they are dealing with. They are using this info speaking very confidently, to gain the victim’s trust.
Callers are asking the recipients for more personal information, many times getting access to their bank account within minutes.
How to avoid:
There is no such thing as a “reclaim expert” calling to offer help. You should know what your bank charges are as you agreed to them in the first place.
How to report:
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