I am wondering why these banks keep sending me these missives, when I do not have an account with them... I hope someone is warning people who do actually have an account with Santanda that this looks like a scam.
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For last 5 years or so I get regular supposedly statements for my wife’s credit card but have never clicked on the link yet.
She did inquire once about paying her account via online banking once giving my e-mail address as contact details. So whether this is genuine or not I don’t know. If it is genuine I think the Alliance + Leicester should not be sending me unrequested info.
Can you do the whip round first folks please? I had never even heard of Santanda until a few months ago. I certainly have never had an account with any of the banks associated with it. So they must just be sending out these mails to any address they can get hold of. I suppose by the law of averages some poor bugger will fall for it and give banks details to whoever it is behind it. I suppose if it is one in a thousand silly old buggers like me, it is going to be a big deal for the scammers.
and it's one of the world's biggest banks. Santander has over 14,000 branches - more than any other international bank. The business employs 170,000 people, has over 90 million customers, and 3 million shareholders.
I bank with Santander because it has branches in over 40 countries, so I know I can usually find one wherever I am.