TalkTalk data being used to con seniors

A caution from the Daily Mail:

In the past week, many pensioners have told the Daily Mail how they have fallen victim to conmen pretending to be from TalkTalk. They often claim to be offering compensation for the data breach before asking for victims’ bank account details.

Last night a senior cyber-crime officer warned: ‘The fraudsters look for victims in their 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. Some of the conmen have call centre training which means they sound genuine when they call up pretending to be from a telecoms company.

If you know someone who might be at risk, do give them a heads up about this. It’s not uncommon to see criminals use stolen data to try to phish for more, but it’s worth a reminder.

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