A MOTHER-of-five said she ‘felt sick’ after receiving a call from a fraud team telling her someone had tried to take money from her bank account.
Lisa Burt, aged 39, who is a charity worker at Barnardo’s in Rhyl, said she was contacted on Tuesday February 5, and made aware of three attempted transactions, totalling more than £1,000, made from her Lloyds TSB account.
Mrs Burt, from Towyn, said the bank were suspicious as the activities were out of character.
“I felt sick,” she said.
“I was absolutely disgusted.
“It was a bit of a shock when I received the call, you don’t think anything like this is going to happen to you.”
She said an attempted transaction of £430 was made on January 30 - then a further two attempts of £600, and then £90, were made on February 4.
A spokeswoman for Lloyds TSB and Bank of Scotland, said: “We react very quickly whenever we think spending patterns might indicate a potential fraud.
“We will put a stop to any fraudulent activity as soon as we are aware of it, and ensure customers are fully reimbursed if they are the innocent victim of fraud.”
She added: “We would recommend people to always remain vigilant and if they believe they have been a victim of fraud they should contact their card provider as soon as possible.”
Mrs Burt said she thinks it is important to highlight the matter because people need to be aware of the situation.
“I was lucky it wasn’t pay day or it would have gone,” she said. “The next person might not be so lucky.”