Santander bank scammer targets Glasgow family


A Glasgow woman has been left “distraught” after falling victim to a bank scam that emptied the family’s accounts.

Catherine LeMay said her childrens’ accounts had also been affected and wanted to share her experience to alert others to the fraud.

She said she responded to a text “from the Post Office” on Tuesday about a missed parcel and clicked on a link to rebook it which led to the scam.

Mrs LeMay, who lives in Glasgow’s west end and has two children aged 4 and 7, said this had happened during the school run while she was “rushing and flustered” and so she hadn’t checked the authenticity of the website. She paid £1.15 for a re-delivery.

She mentioned the text to a friend who warned her that it could be a scam.

She said: “I looked again at the website and realised it was a replica and quickly phoned Santander to cancel my card. The card hadn’t been used so I was fairly calm at this…

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