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  • Scam or paranoia?
  • Premier Icon tjagain
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    A couple of weeks ago I got an email from pure planet ( energy company) saying they want to compensate me for a failed transfer to their services adn that “wise” ( transferwise” will contact me to arrange it

    I did try to transfer to them in jan and it did fail

    today I receive an email from Wise asking for my bank details to make the transfer.

    this just screams scam to me but am I being paranoid? I really do not like giving all my bank details to someone who has called me

    So am I just being paranoid or is this a a scam?

    ta

    Premier Icon dyna-ti
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    Phone them. Or if you cant get a direct phone number email them using their websites internal emailing.

    Premier Icon tjagain
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    I have done the internal email

    I feel like an old confused man this morning. Hurumph!

    Premier Icon reeksy
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    According to their own site you’d be breaching their conditions if you shared your account info.

    https://wise.com/gb/blog/never-allow-access-to-your-account

    Premier Icon tjagain
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    I do not have an account with wise – never used them

    wise is asking me for for my bank account details to pay money into my bank account

    It all looks legitimate but I need to set up an account with wise giving them my bank details which seems a bit off to say the least

    If its a scam it seems very complex but sends my spidy sense tingling

    Premier Icon Yak
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    Ask for a cheque instead. Last time I had some compensation from an energy company I recieved a cheque.

    Premier Icon bruneep
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    Phone them.

    Ha are you new here,  TJ wants everything done by email and refuses to discuss by phone

    Premier Icon jkomo
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    With everything going on today why would they do this? Scam

    Premier Icon kelvin
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    You can’t be too careful. Paranoia about being scammed isn’t a thing, us all being aware how prevalent scams now are needs to be a thing.

    Premier Icon tjagain
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    The more I look into it it look legit – even going to pure planets website via a search engine

    No phone number for pure planet. I have emailed them several times with no response and have now done again asking them for a different way to get my money

    Even if it is legit I am not setting up a wise transfer account just for this

    thanks guys – nice to know I am not being too paranoid 🙂

    the reason they gave for the transfer failing is nonsense – but I can see why they are confused, According to pure planet I have two electricity supplies to my flat,. I do not. I have two flats next door to each other each with their own supply

    Premier Icon beinbhan
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    Get yourself a Revolut account. they can pay into that if you think its a scam.

    Premier Icon 5plusn8
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    I have a Wise account (was transferwise), they are pretty good to be fair. When Scotland gets independence and joins the EU you will not need to panic buy a Euro account as you will already have one with them.
    Handy also for your pan euro trips peage shopping cashpoints etc.

    edit – echo Kelvin et al, no such thing as paranoia when it comes to this stuff.

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