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Beware of Bangkok Bank

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Kasikorn text me after every transaction so it is very easy to keep on top of. Customer Service on phone banking speak perfect English and are very helpful. More so than most international banks.

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If you have closed and reopened - different branches - new cards - and you are still being hacked, the problem does not lie with the banks. It is in your end - your laptop, fone, friends, GF ... Long list. Surprised you let it go on for so long without investigating. Or this whole thread is ...

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EMS.ALERT. AVAILABLE?

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ID: 25   Posted (edited)

OP must be mildly retarded to have this saga still continuing on after more than a year at minimumand alleged multiple occurrences per Op to 2014.  At what point does one realise that the problem may not be the Bangkok Bank, but rather the person in the mirror.  PhDEducation in what?   Do they do PhD's in "Stupid" now.

 

Apologies to all actually mildly retarded people.

Edited by mamborobert

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I'm with Bangkok Bank and they send me a text immediately ( literally seconds) after I make a transaction ( ATM withdrawal, deposit from U.K. etc) plus I get a text telling me my balance every Monday am.
If the OP is to continue with Bangkok Bank this will be a little bit of security until he gets to the bottom of the problem.



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I've heard too many horror stories (including inside jobs) where money is fraudulently removed from an account via ATM card, so I asked them to remove the card from my account (I only use it for deposit at the moment anyway).

This process was very easy.

I believe others then open a current account with a card simply for the purpose of withdrawing cash when required, and transfer only the required amount to it every month. This seems a very sensible way to limit your exposure.

 

 

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MMM

Rarther strange no response

Only 1 post but several reposts on other posts

maybe wanted to have a post or you know what

If hacked 1 time

Have to look into whay

As stated many posibilitys

As one friends said keep all password on a  thumb /  USB Drive

Good advise i agree with

 

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2 hours ago, Lizard2010 said:

MMM

Rarther strange no response

Only 1 post but several reposts on other posts

maybe wanted to have a post or you know what

If hacked 1 time

Have to look into whay

As stated many posibilitys

As one friends said keep all password on a  thumb /  USB Drive

Good advise i agree with

 

And how is that going to help you if someone has malware on your PC sniffing everything you do?

There are many other things you should be doing to secure Online banking before you worry about where you keep your passwords, if you write them down at all.

 

 

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4 hours ago, WinnieTheKhwai said:

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Yes, the OP could have a mental health problem, too.  Also as sad as dementia.  I've known people with mental health issues who are financial exploited, or more likely, just very, very disorganized in managing their money.

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For someone to withdraw money from an ATM they need the card number and the pin number. If they have those, it's pretty easy to fabricate a card. 99% of the time this is stolen at point of service (restaurant) or at a corrupted ATM. Bad bank employees are easily nabbed.

 

Malware that leads to pilfering accounts through online banking is very rare. Far more common is phishing emails that sucker folks into giving up or changing passwords.

 

This discussion does raise the question: Can you create an account that has no electric/online access, then create another one where you just walk into the bank and move money into an ATM accessible account as you need it, say four times a year.

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11 minutes ago, luther said:

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This discussion does raise the question: Can you create an account that has no electric/online access, then create another one where you just walk into the bank and move money into an ATM accessible account as you need it, say four times a year.

Yes, definitely.  This how the Social Security direct deposit accounts work.  The U.S. gov't INSISTS that the direct deposit gov't payments like Social Security, Military Pensions, etc into Bangkok Bank account that don't have ATM on on-line access and are sole owner accounts.  The owner has to go in person to a Bangkok Bank, with his passport, to make a withdrawal.  And most turn around and deposit the funds, usually withdrawn as cash, into another Bangkok Bank account with ATM and perhaps on-line access.  That account could be a joint account, or even someone elses.   

 

In fact, the OP alluded to this is why he continues to stay with Bangkok Bank because they're the only U.S. bank approved by the U.S. gov't for this type of deposit -- lending credence to the theory that he has problems with dementia (in receipt of Social Security), mental illness (Social Security or Military Disability Payment) or is being exploited.

 

 

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ID: 34   Posted (edited)

My BKK bank account also sends an instant SMS every time there is a deposit or withdrawal, which I assumed was a standard feature.  

Edited by Chiengmaijoe

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It is a standard feature but you can opt out of this option to save 15 baht a month.


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It is a standard feature but you can opt out of this option to save 15 baht a month.


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I've never had this and I've been with BB for 12 years.

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I've never had this and I've been with BB for 12 years.

I got it free for 3 months when I opened account ( last July) then it was 10 baht a month after went up to 15.


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Been with BB for 30 plus years and never a problem. I started to use their sms service a while ago, so like some posters mention, I get an email or sms every time I make a transaction, whether over the counter, atm or mobile banking. In fact I have found their mobile banking/i-banking system a godsend. Makes life so much more conveneient and I can cut out paying bills at 7-11 and lining CPs pockets. Not that it saves me much. I think it is 5 Baht less per bill payment than 7-11 but not sure.

 

In this case something is seriously wrong and the OP should follow the advice of other posters, check who has access to his accounts, clean up all his electronic devices, etc.  

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My bank gave me an ATM card with no fees at any ATM in the world, full refund of second party ATM fees and no charge for the card ever but I do not clean my computers.

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