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Free £10 giffgaff credit offer by sms. Scam Confirmed

Started by: jaymailsays
On: 21/11/2018 | 20:37
Replies: 96
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by: jaymailsays
on: 31/12/2018 | 11:44

@dez_d

Test called the EE number, while withholding my own,  has an overseas ringing tone for a few rings and then goes to UK EE official voicemail welcome, in English. So it isn't a fake number, as so often these scam text can be.

 

Not a sophisticated operation by the looks of it.

 

 

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by: dez_d
community giff-staffer

on: 31/12/2018 | 11:58

@woodyuk wrote:

@dez_d I've also seen 2 victims of rogue sim swaps in the last 24 hours at Twitter,presumably made possible by phished usernames and passwords.

 

https://twitter.com/printaholic/status/1079>**phone_number_removed**

 

https://twitter.com/ooube/status/1079676184877809665

Looks like they could have already made contact with an agent. Can they be advised to make contact on this link if they have not already done so.

https://support2.giffgaff.com/app/ask/Account-misuse/Account-misuse/form/

 

Dez

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Message 82 of 97
by: woodyuk
on: 03/01/2019 | 15:09 edited: 03/01/2019 | 15:11

@dez_d there are reports of a new phishing site today,the URL is restored-giffgaff dot com

 

The mobile number sending the texts is +44 76 027 3322

 

Edit to add link to tweet

 

https://twitter.com/PhilUK3/status/1080809049644503040

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by: dez_d
community giff-staffer

on: 04/01/2019 | 12:10

@woodyuk wrote:

@dez_d there are reports of a new phishing site today,the URL is restored-giffgaff dot com

 

The mobile number sending the texts is +44 76 027 3322

 

Edit to add link to tweet

 

https://twitter.com/PhilUK3/status/1080809049644503040

Thanks for that @woodyuk

Sorry I never got to this sooner but I was off yesterday. Looks like the team have sorted this one now. Thanks for flagging it.

 

Dez

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Message 84 of 97
by: persco
on: 04/01/2019 | 21:11

These scammers are getting clever spoofing big companies numbers. Just read in macrumours Apple getting their numbers spoofed. Scary

 

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Message 85 of 97
by: woodyuk
on: 12/01/2019 | 11:23

@dez_d I don't know if you noticed this thread 

 

https://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Contribute/Restore-giffgaff/td-p/22899214

 

but our current fake giffgaff login site du jour is restore-giffgaff dot com which is currently still up and running

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by: richfc
on: 12/01/2019 | 12:31
Thanks for letting us know will watch for that
Message 87 of 97
by: woodyuk
on: 27/01/2019 | 11:33

@dez_d another day another phishing URL,today's offering is restored-giffgaff dot com.

 

Here's the link to the tweet I spotted which also shows the number the scam texts are being sent from:-

 

https://twitter.com/p_dixy/status/1089463697045630976

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by: dez_d
community giff-staffer

on: 27/01/2019 | 11:41 edited: 27/01/2019 | 12:07

@woodyuk wrote:

@dez_d another day another phishing URL,today's offering is restored-giffgaff dot com.

 

Here's the link to the tweet I spotted which also shows the number the scam texts are being sent from:-

 

https://twitter.com/p_dixy/status/1089463697045630976

Yeah it's been flagged from someone else on Twitter earlier on. Thanks for letting us now @woodyuk

However I think the main words need to be swapped around as that link can't be found.

If you can for the future would you do a screen shot. It gives us so much info. Not only the message & link but also the number it's coming from. Just noticed the link, it the same report we received earlier.Smiley Very Happy

 

Nice one for the flag

Dez

giffgaff Educator

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by: jaymailsays
on: 27/01/2019 | 14:19

Although the Twitter guy did not have giffgaff, he was on O2 which makes you wonder about the number identification, these fraudsters are targeting.

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