British actress Emilia Fox narrowly avoided falling victim to fraudsters last year (11) after an impostor changed her banking details.
The Pianist star was stunned to learn from financial officials that the security settings on her account had been altered, and the perpetrator had almost gained access to her fortune.
She tells Britain's Seven magazine, "I got a text from my bank saying your request to change your mobile phone number has been accepted. I rang the bank, gave my address as a security code and they said, 'As of two days ago that's not your address.' Someone was about to suck my life away. They'd actually gone in my bank, with my signature, as me."