Beg to differ. Xxxx@rbc.com. Is a royal bank email address. @royalbank.com was dropped years ago.
I received a call on my cell phone from RBC as stated above, only problem is this call is not for me but apparently the person whom had this cell number prior to me... I keep getting all these texts to him and now this . i tried to call RBC back to let them know they have the wrong number but it just disconnects me cause i am not him... GRRRR....not impressed, all i need it to have my money on my cell phone used up cause of someone i dont know... do they not have a home phone number for this person especially if he is a client of RBC???
Incoming call from 1-800-420-7104 with foreign person (India) speaking on other end claiming my computer is sending error messages on Windows Servers. Caller claimed his company was a sub contractor to Windows and that he could resolve the issues over the phone. Problem could be viewed under Windows, start, computer management, system tools, event viewer. Sure enough there are error codes at this location. I informed the caller I would have a computer specialist check this out. Caller continued to insist on "helping" me over the phone. He also made reference to possibly having to charge for his services to fix some of the error codes. With that I said thanks but NO THANKS. I checked with a government employed windows support person and he informed me this was the second time he had heard of this and we both felt the call was a scam to get Credit Card information and bill for services that are not needed.
This is real. I called the actual RBC number on the back of my card and they informed me that my card has been compromised and I have to get a new card and pin number. They didn't even ask me any personal questions.
My best suggestion is, should you get one of these calls, contact your LOCAL BRANCH OFFICE and ask them WHY you are being called, if the number is valid, etc.
You didn't answer his very VALID QUESTION of HOW the bank got a BRAND NEW NUMBER that he'd just obtained from his employer. THAT makes YOUR posts seem questionable, to say the least.
Hi, KroiMaxx: I'm not reporting your post as you seem to have made an honest mistake, unlike ALL of the other posts so far decrying this as a scam. This number is legitimate, which you can verify yourself VERY easily simply by dialing it. They retrieve your account information using the number of the phone from which you are dialing, know your full real name, and do NOT ask for any of your account, card, PIN, or password information, nor do they ask you for your phone number. If you are truly trying to help people in this forum then you really should attempt to vet your information more thoroughly than simply consulting the hairs on the back of your neck. (That's MNSHO, BTW.)
This is false information. If you phone (800)420-4782 you will receive an automated message from RBC Security. They will check your account information based upon the phone number from which you are calling, will get your full real name from their records, and will NOT ask for any of your account, PIN, or password information, or your phone number. Instead, you dialed a completely different number and spoke with someone who didn't know what they were talking about. When you post false information like this you are only helping the fraud artists.
To All: The use of the word "shill" as well as the anonymous posting is a dead giveaway. "Shill" is a much-abused "weasel word" to discredit legitimate sources of information. It has been established that the above phone number, (800)420-4782, is legitimately from the Royal Bank of Canada, concerns the use of your client card at an establishment which is currently under investigation, they know your full real name, and do NOT ask you for any account, PIN, phone number, or password information.
Ron: When you returned the call they knew your full name and did not ask for any of your account information or your PIN. Your conclusion that this must therefore be a scam is fallacious. As the automated message clearly stated, you have used your client card at a business suspected of skimming PIN's. While monitoring your account for fraudulent activity is a great first step, it would be prudent to follow their suggestion to go in to your branch and have your PIN changed. And also to monitor your account for fraudulent activity all the time, not just when you receive a "suspicious" call (which doesn't ask you for any of your account information).
I guess you should already know what I'm going to say, but I'll say it anyway: FAKE AS HELL
Proof: I just got a call from this number saying my account has been comprised. Which account??? And how would anyone know that, when the number they called is a BRAND SPANKING NEW number assigned to me by my employer. Heck, I haven't even memorized my number yet. So I guess these idiots supposedly calling from RBC (or wherever) are psychic now?
New one today using phone number 866-280-8639 then asks for your client card and your PIN #. Watch out for these creepy scams. If you become a victim of identity theft contact Canada Credit Fix they are one of Canada's only forensic credit specialists. www.canadacreditfix.com
I received a call from this number today and hung up because I thought it was a scam, later in the day they called me again and I did the same thing but then I called RBC and turned out my debit card was compromised, so I suggest to call your bank if you receive a call from this number
wow, some angry people on this site. I've received this automated call multiple times since moving to a pretty sketchy area - called RBC back the first time I got it and they explained that it was a preventative measure. My card had been used at a location that was under investigation so they recommended that I change my PIN. It's a one minute process that you can do yourself at the ATM, no need to go see the teller but I admit, it's a pain in the a**. My new hood doesn't have any official ATMs, just the crappy ones in all night convenience stores/restaurants that charge you high service fees so I'm not completely surprised that they might be "compromised".
that said, at no time have I been asked to give personal information and the bank wasn't claiming fraudulent activity had actually taken place, they just thought the machine I used was a bit dodgy so there was a chance someone might try and scam me. I usually go ahead and change my PIN but one time I didn't bother and nothing came of it so hey, it's up to you. It's probably better to be safe than sorry but if you can't be bothered, it's on your head. After all, they did try to warn you.
and for the record rayomatic, rbc.com is indeed owned by the Royal Bank of Canada and not a group of sodomites. Then again, who knows what those execs get up to behind closed doors...
I just got a call from this number and the automated voice declared it was the World Bank. Pretty sure I have nothing to do with them. I hung up. I suspect it was a scam.
i was called by this number today and it was a legitimate call. I called the number and it is just an automated message asking for my phone number (which i punched in) and telling me that my card was used at a store being investigated for card copying. i was instructed to go to the nearest branch and get a replacement. they didn't ask for personal information or anything.
It's real. I received this call today and in the past from 800-420-4782. It's RBC and like others have said it's to prevent card fraud. Change your pin or get a new card. I've had to multiple times over the years. Nothing personal was asked, except my phone number. Just a recording with a warning of fraud investigations.
If you are concerned with 800-420-4782, it is legitimate. Call ( in Canada ) 1 800 769 2511 which is customer service as outlined on www.rbcroyalbank.com, they will verify security to make sure it is you, they will advise you to go in to an rbcroyalbank branch and change your pin ( if it's a debit card security concern )
I just got this call today so I called the valid RBC 800 number and asked them to check if this was indeed a number RBC owned. They indicated that it wasn't and to ignore these calls.
Part of a fraud campaign targeting numerous financial institutions. Note the pattern of shill postings all claiming the number is real - an obvious giveaway.
The large number of phony posts claiming the call is real come from some con artists spamming the site to try to fool people. There is a similar pattern to other fake calls claiming to be from Chase, Citibank, Bank of America, US Bank, Wells Fargo, RBC, PayPal, etc. all with the same shill postings:
This is a legit call. I work for RBC. I was called today. I returned the call. The automated system instructs you to input your telephone number in which you received the call. It will tell you your name then instruct you that your client card may have been compromised (skimmed). If you have a chip card, go to the nearest RBC ATM and change your PIN or proceed to a branch for a replacement and PIN change. Make sure you review your transactions in branch or thru OLB. If there is unauthorized activity. Proceed immediately to the branch so that they can start an investigation to recover the funds. Also make sure you have 2 pieces ID. As always, when in doubt you can always call the 1-800 on the back of the client card or just go to a branch. The automated system will never ask you for your card numbers, date of birth, pin or other personal info. Just the phone number in which you received the call which RBC should already have.
Just received 2 calls from this number on my personal phone that I did not answer. After reading posts on this sight, I decided to answer when they just called my work phone a minute later. It is a recording from the Royal Bank explaining that my bank card has been used at a place suspected of fraud. They do not ask for any personal information. It just tells you that it is important that you change your PIN number.
Someone called me from this number today. I live in North York
RBC bank - Security Centre.
It informed us about a potentially risky use of credit card we made.
Called twice, answered first call, no response, didn't wait....second call sent to voice mail-no message.
According to a google search that turned up RBC, and according to the RBC website this is a legit number, though I have never been an RBC customer. The website says the system will leave voicemail if unanswered, but it didn't.
I work for RBC. I just received this call. It is actually legitimate. I had a co-worker look into my file, and my card had been used at a location where there was known skimming activity. Its simple to fix. Go to a branch, bring some ID, tell the teller that you got this call,and she will give you a new card andmake you pick a new pin. it only protects you.
This is legitimate. Advised to go to my bank and change my pin as I used my card at a location that is being investiged for card copying. So now tom. I go to my bank and get a new pin number. I checked my account online and nothing fraudulent has gone thru so this is a good preventive measure from RBC.
About your Client Card
Q1: I received an automated call and I?m not sure that it is a legitimate. It?s from the ?RBC Security Department.?
A: To contact clients most efficiently, RBC is now using an automated technology solution to quickly advise clients of any security issues with their Client Card.
We will not ask you to provide any confidential information during this call, either verbally or by pressing any telephone buttons. If you are asked for any information, discontinue the call immediately and contact us.
We will tell you that we are calling from RBC Security Department.
Our number will be displayed as 1-800-420-4782.
We may reference the last 4 digits of your Client Card number; if you are unsure, please verify this independently.
We will tell you that this is not a telemarketing call.
This is a one-way delivery of information, from RBC to you.
Again, we will not ask you to provide any personal information during this call.
If we did not connect with you, we will leave you a voicemail to call back our 1-800# to retrieve your full message details.
I too received this call and called back and got the automated stuff...
Tried the bank..long que so sent secure message on the site I normally use.
WHOIS Look up for RBC.com is really registered to The Royal Bank and has been since the '90's
Royal Bank of Canada
RBC Domain Registration
330 Front St W - 4th Flr
Toronto, ON M5V 3B7
Created on..............: Mon, Oct 24, 1994
Expires on..............: Wed, Oct 23, 2013
Record last updated on..: Fri, Feb 11, 2011
Royal Bank of Canada
RBC Domain Registration
330 Front St W - 4th Flr
Toronto, ON M5V 3B7
Message is Royal Bank security...
Made the mistake of calling back and acknowledging it was me..
Something about an investigation about skimming...I think its a trap.
I called the bank and was placed in a 10 minute que, I'm just going to
monitor my account until later...
You're a shill for these guys and [removed:lang]
Royal Bank's web site is www.rbcroyalbank.com, NOT www.rbc.com.
I got this call and the message was FAKE AS HELL. It was an automated voice message. When RBC calls me, it's always a real person leaving a real message, with a real RBC 1-800 number to call.
I'm reporting your SCAM to rbc. Hopefully you've spent lots of time and money setting it up, all for nothing. You belong in jail, getting [removed:lang]. Hope you enjoy it!