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Lisa M

Lisa M Report 3 Aug 2008 09:28

as my partner went to get some money out of bank yesterday but he couldn't get any out so he phoned a number but was told nothing, when he tried to pay for something using his card the person told him they had a number to ring as it wouldn't accept the payment, she then had a number given for my partner to phone, when he phoned the number he was told that the fraud department of his bank as stopped anyone using the card as when he has used his card in one cash machine someone had put one of them things (don't know what there called) into the cash machine and had got all of his card details,
So now he has to wait to get a new card and pin number.
So am not very happy.
Has anyone else had any experience of this happening to them.
Lisa x


JustJean Report 3 Aug 2008 09:40

Yes my daughter had over a thousand pounds taken she has got her money back and a new card,believed her card had been cloned at a petrol station, also another friend had forty thousand taken from his business account its a nightmare for him still trying to sort it out,

Lisa M

Lisa M Report 3 Aug 2008 09:45

so sorry to hear that it happened to you daughter and you friend Jean.
I am pleased that your daughter managed to get her money back and I hope that your friend gets things sorted out soon.
What annoys me is that the people don't think about leaving people without money, we have had to borrow money just so we can get some shopping as we have 5 children.
I wonder what they do do if the boot was on the other foot and it happened to them or a member of their family.


JackyJ1593 Report 3 Aug 2008 09:48

My husband had the same problem a couple of weeks ago. He couldn't get cash out at several machines and phoned the bank. Again the last transaction he could remember paying for by card had been petrol. The same night over a hundred miles away my Sister and her OH had the same problem.

Luckily we had seperate accounts so we could at least get some things although it was a week before pay day!

I hope it gets sorted soon but I suppose you have to be thankful that these things are spotted and any transactions made are covered by the bank.



*~~*Posh*~~* Report 3 Aug 2008 09:53

Hi Lisa,
That is one of the reasons I will not use a machine.
I always go into the bank for cash or use a credit card and pay when the bill comes in.
It must be devastating when that happens.
Take care xxxxxx

Llamedos Pam

Llamedos Pam Report 3 Aug 2008 09:54

I know you are angry and its all very inconvenient but your bank are looking after you and your account.

8 weeks ago some **** emptied one account buying themselves computers, but the bank picked it up within 2 hours so they never had the computor and I had my money back, all my cards were replaced within days, but then then went into another account buying phone top ups, again cards changed and money back, but the phone companies that they bought the top ups from were on the side of the criminal and would not help because of "Data protection" .

Just make sure you check your statements carefully they usually test the account by taking and putting a small amount back in the account, mine was £1.50 . I think mine was because of on line shopping as I never use a cash point.

I little inconvenience is not too bad to be safe


Lisa M

Lisa M Report 3 Aug 2008 10:13

we are pleased that the bank picked up on what had happened so quick and stopped the card been used straight away.
I really feel for people who it happens to.
But you never expect it to happen to yourself.
My partner said he won't be using cash machines form now on, but that he will be going into the bank to get his money from now on so it doesn't happen again.

Small but Perfectly Formed Wendy

Small but Perfectly Formed Wendy Report 3 Aug 2008 10:22

I had it happen to me last year, cleared out my account in romania, bank were brilliant, asked if i needed any money to tide me over and i got it all back.
Mine was using the cash machine at our local Morrisons, apparently they had got hundreds of people.


Lisa M

Lisa M Report 3 Aug 2008 10:34

Sorry to hear that it happened to you Wendy, really pleased that you got your money back and that your bank where really helpful, my partners bank wouldn't tell him anything it was only when he tried paying for something with his card that he found out something was wrong, as he was told he was maybe putting the wrong pin number in which he wasn't.

Lisa x

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 3 Aug 2008 10:43

Lisa I can understand that your angry at not being able to get money this weekend its your partners money and rightly his but the very plus point is someone has tried to fraud you and others and its been nipped in the bud before your account always a good bit to as well...

Lisa M

Lisa M Report 3 Aug 2008 11:08

Yes I agree Hayley, it is a good thing that it was stopped before we had his account cleared which we are very grateful for.
But i know this sounds nasty but i hope that one day it will happen to them so they know what it feels like.

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 3 Aug 2008 11:09

I dont think its nasty....


Roxanne Report 3 Aug 2008 11:24

Hi Lisa, Its happening more and more with these cash Machines,I just dont use them any more,I just dont feel safe doing so.
Hope you get it all sorted.

Lisa M

Lisa M Report 3 Aug 2008 11:28

I just think that it's about time the people who do it are on the receiving end of what they do Hayley, so no maybe it isn't me nasty saying it, but what they do is nasty
Thank you Roxanne, It has put my partner off using them now as well.


SilverLady Report 3 Aug 2008 11:36

Hope you get it sorted out Lisa...................... this seems to be such a common problem........

We stopped near a fast food place yesterday and I saw a young girl using a machine that was free standing (not attached to the wall) only hope that she did`nt get `stung`. Those in the wall are bad enough but I would never have the courage to use a free standing machine especially as it was in a not very nice part of S. London.

Love and Peace

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 3 Aug 2008 11:39

I have said this before.....having been I carry very little in my handbag. and certainly wont carry cash....and will only use my card in a big a friend from work brought her OH a pair fo trainers rom a small shop and had her card cloned ..aslo happened to some friends at at petrol station and then again when they went for a meal ..

Lisa M

Lisa M Report 3 Aug 2008 11:47

Thank you Marianne, yes lets hope she never as it is an awful thing to have happen to you.
Sorry to hear that you have been mugged Hayley, that must of been awful for you.
Sorry to hear what has happened to your friends, i wouldn't wish that on anyone.

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 3 Aug 2008 11:52

I got over it.....luckily the bag contained my cigs lighter ,mob and lipstick.....and I got the phone back...but you know how us women have a habit of carry our wordly goods in our bags...just dont do that anymore and you never think it will happen to you so its made me more weary now adays....


CATHKIN Report 3 Aug 2008 11:55

we had the same with someone trying to buy a computer using my card , the bank were quick off their mark and phoned within 20 minutes of the card being used illegally,got our money back,


JustKaz Report 3 Aug 2008 11:59

Thats just awfull lisa, i've not had that happen but my car was set on fire(someone parked their car next to mine and set it on fire), i was moving and it was late, i had taken loads of stuff over to new home, so loaded the car up for next day, then went to bed, as i was shattered, heard noices outside couldnt be bothered to look, got up in morn and found car gutted, everything in it burnt............ my sons baby clothes, photos, xmas pressies, baby book.......... and some of my clothes.
now i dont leave anything in my car, not even cd's...
really annoying when these things happen... :((
kaz xxx