• Maria
    February 29, 2016
    Unknown
    Australia
    NOT a scam! I also received a Westpac Alert message from this no. this morning and was highly suspicious of it as I've been frauded before so I didn't reply. I then checked net banking and the transaction was identical to that noted on the message.

    Still being suspicious of the unknown no. I called up Westpac directly and they verified that they had put a stop to the suspicious transaction.

    If you receive this message. Do not ignore it. Call Westpac immediately.
  • ATTENTION ALL CONCERNED INDIVIDUALS
    March 22, 2016
    SMS
    Australia
    If you receive anything from a half-arsed text message like the ones being discussed in these posts....DO NOT reply to them ever! Call your banking institution during regular business hours to dismiss any disconcerting alerts or messages. Going online to seek an answer is lazy and will only take you deeper into the rabbit hole, where the would be scammers are waiting for you. This forum is exactly my point!
    Most of the posts in this forum are from the scammers themselves, they know people will reach for Google as their first attempt to understand why they received such an alert. The posts written here are bleedingly obvious they are from the scammers. This is their way of legitimising the alerts and messages sent to your devices, so that people may actually buy into them. If you carry out what the message is saying to do, then you are one step closer to literally putting your financial assets at jeopardy.
    Take my advice, I have worked as a security engineer for 12 years, I've heard it all.
    BE CAUTIOUS. STAY AWAY. THINK SMART.
  • ??????
    September 24, 2016
    Unknown
    Australia
    if it was from westpac why did you call st george
  • Liz
    January 13, 2016
    Unknown
    Australia
    I received this today and called Westpac and it was in fact a real text. If you ever receive a text that is suspicious, you need to ring the source to confirm.
  • Ted Nugent
    April 20, 2017
    SMS
    Australia
    THIS IS A SCAM. DO NOT REPLY TO THE TEXT MESSAGE.

    DO NOT BELIEVE THE PEOPLE ON THIS BOARD SAYING IT IS NOT A SCAM. BECAUSE THEY ARE THE SCAMMERS THEMSELVES.
  • Tj
    February 1, 2016
    Unknown
    Australia
    I'm confused how can the same number be linked with both legitimate text from St George, and scam saying from Westpac? it sounds like a scam but in the cases where it's legitimate, it's actually them that tried to withdraw the money and they probably need mobile number to get the code to get it approved. I got this text saying from St George and I won't be responding back. I smell a giant rat
  • Jason
    May 30, 2018
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Westpac - 0429 933 739

    I called Westpac back directly on the 132032 customer service number and after passing my verification process was advised that this text message was correct and that I had a block on my card for a transaction that was for $0.00 (Apparently this is what they call a test transaction to see if the card gets cancelled before using it again). The text from this mobile number purporting to be Westpac is legitimate, but I would still suggest calling Westpac on the normal inquiries number if in any doubt, but it most certainly is legitimate.
  • Matt
    June 20, 2016
    Unknown
    Australia
    Received a "Westpac Alert" text message this morning that looked a little suspicious. I called St George immediately and it was all legitimate - my card had been skimmed and was being used at ATMs in western Sydney. Immediately cancelled and sorted out with the St George fraud team. Great service.
  • JR
    December 24, 2019
    Other
    Australia
    Caller: St George

    I called St George to check if this alert was legit and they told me their fraud squad issues the alerts. Westpac group controls a few different banks which is why the same number is contacting customers of St George, Westpac etc. It's not a scam.
  • MDP
    August 22, 2017
    SMS
    Australia
    Not a scam. Called Westpac on 1300 651 089 to verify and a transaction was found. Unauthorised. I didn't SMS back, just called Westpac. Would suggest that you call Westpac up if your card has been targeted. I still wouldn't text back as sorting over the phone gives me more assurance, but not a scam.
  • Anonymous
    November 29, 2016
    SMS
    Australia
    This is a notification if your Credit Card has been hacked. Not a scam.
  • Another Kiwi
    January 10, 2016
    Unknown
    Australia
    Scammers pretending to be Westpac. Message received was "Westpac Alert: Transaction blocked on card ending 3460 at 'HEARTH INN #1254511586' for $12.84 at 9:34. If Genuine, reply 'Yes'. If Fraud reply 'No'.

    Don't respond to this. Westpac don't call on mobiles.
  • Anonymous
    February 14, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Westpac is St George, they are the same bank!
  • Anonymous
    January 24, 2020
    SMS
    Australia
    Caller: Westpac

    I got a message from this number after I made a purchase. I’m pretty sure it is a scam and I didn’t reply back. If you did want to get further information I guess you could call westpac but I thought there was no need.
  • Emily
    January 21, 2020
    SMS
    Australia
    Caller: St George

    Received following message this morning:

    St George Alert: Block placed on card ending (****) for suspicious transaction at 'J CREW' for $0.00 at 6:07. If Genuine, reply 'Yes'. If Fraud reply 'No'.

    Thought it might have been a scam text so googled the number it came from and found this particular site. Rang the fraud dept of bank and they confirmed that the attempted transaction did occur and that our credit card is now blocked. Advised to cut up our credit cards and are now being issued new cards. If in doubt, ring your bank directly to be sure
  • Kat
    January 21, 2020
    SMS
    Australia
    Caller: St George

    Got a text today.
    St George alert: Block placed on card ending xxxx for suspicious transaction at 'J CREW' for $0.00 at 6:13. If Genuine, reply 'Yes'. If Fraud reply 'No'.
    Didn't trust it and called St George on their usual number and it turns out it was legit. Anyhow, it's always better to be safe and not trust texts like this!
  • Heather
    December 25, 2019
    SMS
    Australia
    Caller: Westpac

    It is a legit message. After wasting 30 mins stressing about it and reading all of the is this a scam or not, I rang the bank. Credit Card is now cancelled. NOT A HOAX if in doubt ring the bank
  • Karen
    December 4, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Westpac

    Not a scam.
    I too was suspicious at first but did reply. I then got a call from (02) 9845 4000 and I asked them to confirm a lot of my details back to me before discussing anything. The call was from a Westpac staff with a foreign accent, working for Fraud team. I also saw the suspicious transaction as pending on the card in online banking. The transaction was blocked, card was cancelled and a new card ordered by that caller. They also check your address for the new card to be mailed out.
  • Luke
    November 18, 2019
    SMS
    Australia
    Caller: Westpac

    Received an SMS from this number and it was legit from Westpac. The potential fraud activity on my bank account it referred to is legitimately on my account.
  • Anonymous
    November 8, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: St George Bank

    It was St George Bank alerting me to suspicious transaction - I verified this at online banking - a debit transaction from 'BRICPRIC.COM'

    I don't know them, have never done business - let alone a transaction at 3.28 am in the morning.

    St George in the process of issuing new debit Visa card and crediting my account.

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