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Suppliers changing bank account numbers

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Postby Slarti » November 13th, 2017, 4:17 pm

I've just had a notification form one of my suppliers that their bank account numbers are changing due to https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... nformation

My immediate reaction was to query with a contact at the company if this was a real email or a scam attempt as I have seen some very realistic change of bank detail scam emails sent to customers of mine.

If a supplier asks you to pay to a different bank account, always double check that it really is them, as it would be you who is out of pocket if it isn't! :ugeek:


Slarti the paranoid.

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Re: Suppliers changing bank account numbers

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Postby UncleEbenezer » November 14th, 2017, 9:57 am

That applies not just in business. Some stories floating around of fraudsters targeting expensive personal purchases (headed by houses) that way.

The irony is, there's a bomb-proof solution to this, if only we could all adopt it. It's been working quietly for quarter of a century in Geekdom, but just never caught on more widely.

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Re: Suppliers changing bank account numbers

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Postby Slarti » November 14th, 2017, 10:21 am

UncleEbenezer wrote:The irony is, there's a bomb-proof solution to this, if only we could all adopt it.


Which is?


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Re: Suppliers changing bank account numbers

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Postby Watis » November 14th, 2017, 10:28 am

Slarti wrote:
UncleEbenezer wrote:The irony is, there's a bomb-proof solution to this, if only we could all adopt it.


Which is?


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Re: Suppliers changing bank account numbers

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Postby UncleEbenezer » November 14th, 2017, 10:32 am

Slarti wrote:
UncleEbenezer wrote:The irony is, there's a bomb-proof solution to this, if only we could all adopt it.


Which is?


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