Within the last hour I received a call from a woman trying to scam me. I instantly suspected her based on her tone (she seemed extremely fed up!) and hung up shortly after, however what almost got me to believe her story was that at the same time I received a text from +44 800 802 1281 - which is the number on the back of my Monzo card. She told me to check the number on the back of my Monzo card and it will match the number the text came from - which it did.
The scammer was calling me at the time from a very similar number - 0800 802 1218 (last two digits switched when comparing to the monzo number).
What’s confusing me is how this text came from a Monzo number? I understand you can spoof numbers, but I didn’t realise you can spoof active, registered phone numbers? Is this possible and the way they have managed to make a text seem like its coming from an official Monzo number?
I also just wanted to share the scam phone number (0800 802 1218) Incase anyone else gets a call from this number.