IF you are a Talk Talk customer you will have been
reassured by the company that the cyber criminals
responsible for stealing sensitive data and information
from their servers, do not have sufficient details to
hack personal accounts.
However you should still be on your guard because
this is just the kind of opportunity that criminals will
take advantage of to phone you at home or email you
and claim they are calling from TalkTalk. If this
happens DO NOT give out any information.
The crooks will claim they are calling to offer you a
refund or compensation for the inconvenience this cyber attack has caused. Ignore them, it is just another scam.
Be extremely careful in situations like this because if crooks manage to hack your accounts and steal money, the bank will normally give you your money back. But if you voluntarily give out sensitive information like passwords and pins to the callers and they then hack your account you will get nothing back because the bank deems that you have volunteered this information and are therefore to blame.