She and Philip Schofield is regularly joined by money experts on This Morning who warn of scammers trying to con people out of money.
And during Monday’s portion of the show, Holly Willoughby41, revealed that she was almost tricked into handing over her bank details by a text scammer.
The presenter recalled the terrifying incident and admitted it was only after she clicked through and her bank details were requested that she realized it was a scam.
OMG! During Monday’s edition of This Morning, Holly Willoughby, 41, revealed she was almost tricked into handing over her bank details by a text scammer
During a segment on texting scams, Holly told viewers: ‘The amount of times we talk about it and I did it the other day.
‘It was a text about a delivery that had to be re-delivered. And I thought: ”Oh yes, I’ll probably have to pay for the redelivery”.
‘It wasn’t until I clicked and saw you had to enter your bank details that I thought ‘Oh my god don’t do that’ and deleted it. Even if we talk about it all the time’.
Phillip added that Holly had gone ‘a long way’ in filling in the information the scammers had asked for before she realized the truth, to which she admitted: ‘I did, I did, I did.’
Regular feature: She and Phillip Schofield are regularly joined by money experts on This Morning who warn of scammers trying to con people out of money
So close! The presenter recalled the terrifying incident and admitted it was only after she clicked through and her bank details were requested that she realized it was a scam
Asked what made her realize it was a scam, Holly said: ‘The minute I saw the bank details I was like, ‘Oh ok, I get this’.
Holly’s admission comes just months after the Strictly star Helen Skelton revealed how she lost her £70,000 life savings in internet banking scam.
The Countryfile host admitted she felt ‘really stupid’ after falling for an online banking scam in 2019, after answering a few questions during a “weak” phone call from what she thought was her bank.
She explained: ‘I mean come on – even as adults it’s so easy to fall prey to a con artist. I’ve done it – it’s happened to me. It makes you feel really stupid. But it has happened to so many people who are not stupid’.
Horrifying: Holly’s admission comes just months after Strictly star Helen Skelton revealed how she lost her £70,000 life savings in internet banking scam
Helen then explained how it is ‘easy to fall victim to a scammer’ as everyone spends so much of their lives online.
She wrote: ‘I know personally the pain of being cheated, so it is incredibly important to me that my children are equipped to spot a scam, even in the seemingly harmless environment of a video game.’
Helen, who is mum to sons Ernie and Louis and daughter Elsie, nine months, with ex-husband England rugby league player Richie Myler, previously revealed she was looking after her children when she received the “weak” phone call.
During an appearance on ITV’s Lorraine three years ago, Helen recalled: ‘I got a call from the bank saying something dodgy had happened to my account.
‘A week later £70,000 had gone. All gone. And it was just a few questions over the phone.’
Shocking: Helen revealed in 2019 that she was conned out of a staggering £70,000 after she answered a bogus phone call she thought was from her bank
The former Blue Peter host added: ‘I had a child up a tree, one fighting the dog, another dog throwing up the children’s birthday cake, then they called me from the bank and said, ‘Oh, something’s happened. ‘ You don’t question your bank.’
Explaining how the scam happens ‘every day of the week’ to unsuspecting members of the public, Helen added: ‘We’re not talking about little old ladies who are victims who don’t understand the internet, that’s a massively naive assumption.
‘It happens to people and they are too embarrassed to say it happened.’
Helen told how she broke down after the news, adding: ‘I cried my eyes out when I realised. That money was supposed to be for my children’s future. I thought about my children and how I would have to work even more and not see them to try to get it back.
“But it wasn’t just about money. I felt sick when I realized I had talked to the guy who robbed me. It felt like a total violation.’