Re: Another Scam..
Originally Posted by swimfeeders
Sadly this sort of thing is going to become more and more common with the High Street Banks continually closing branches and forcing us to go online.
I used to be able to visit the HSBC in Whitchurch or Drayton whilst shopping.
Now I have to travel miles, Nantwich being the nearest.
I agree Swim, but I think this has been a long term plan by the banks. They didn't invest a fortune into massive computer systems, without plans on how they could pay for them! Back in the 80's they denied there would be massive job losses, but by the early 90's they were already getting rid of staff and reducing salaries, by various means.
In the 60's they drew us all into banking by making sure the majority of salaries were paid into bank accounts, rather than being paid in cash... and now we only have machines and call centres when we have a problem.
Life is easy for scammers ...... especially when many older people, with money, have little knowledge of how banks run now!