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Bogus FSCS callers targeting Keydata victims

A member of the Keydata Victims Group is warning Lifemark investors not to give out their bank details to bogus callers claiming to be from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

In a message on the group’s forum, Peter Hilton says a number of Lifemark investors have received calls.

He says: “Do not provide such details over the telephone – ever. I am absolutely sure the FSCS would not ask for that sort of sensitive information.

“Your compensation will come in a letter and the letter will include a personal cheque. They do not send out money by direct transfer so do not give your bank account details over the phone to anybody you do not know.”

An FSCS spokeswoman says consumers should be on guard for bogus callers or people emailing them claiming to be from the FSCS.

She says: “People should not provide any information about their bank accounts or other personal information in response to these calls or emails. The FSCS will not cold call you and ask for your bank details.

“If anyone does ring you and ask for this information, please report it to the police or the FSA’s helpline on 0845 606 1234.”


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There are 6 comments at the moment, we would love to hear your opinion too.

  1. Well, I suppose it would be one way to get the levy back!

  2. How did scammers get the contact details of Lifemark investors? Sounds like a dire DPA process somewhere.

  3. How has sensitive information been allowed to leak. What are the FSA doing, this is serious?

  4. The FSA won’t do anything – or if they do it will be two or three years down the line (presumably under another name)

  5. I was banned from that website for telling the truth.

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