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New number text, scam?

Started by: moonriven
On: 15/03/2019 | 19:32
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by: moonriven
on: 15/03/2019 | 19:32 edited: 15/03/2019 | 20:15

Hello, I've received the following text from 443:

 

Great! Your Number Change is now Underway it may take up to 24H. If It Wasnt you Click Now and Prevent this immediately.

** Edited by Educator**

I did not request a number change. Is this a scam or mistake?

 

Thanks

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by: tazzy19
on: 15/03/2019 | 19:33

@moonriven 

This is a scam text designed to get your details for fraudulent use
It may appear to be from giffgaff, however the link takes you to a cloned/fake giffgaff log-in page


If you've entered any details follow the steps below

 

@report_phishing

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by: tazzy19
on: 15/03/2019 | 19:33

@moonriven 

This is a scam text designed to get your details for fraudulent use
It may appear to be from giffgaff, however the link takes you to a cloned/fake giffgaff log-in page


If you've entered any details follow the steps below

 

@report_phishing

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by: smithster225225
on: 15/03/2019 | 19:33 edited: 15/03/2019 | 19:34

@moonriven

SCAM!

Delete the text and dont give them any info!

Its known as smishing


thanks

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by: moonriven
on: 15/03/2019 | 19:55
Thanks very much, I'm making my way through all the recommendations. I didn't click on the URL but don't understand how they have made it appear to be from 443! Cheers
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by: moonriven
on: 15/03/2019 | 19:56
Thanks very much smithster.
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by: tazzy19
on: 15/03/2019 | 20:05

@moonrivenwrote:

Thanks very much, I'm making my way through all the recommendations. I didn't click on the URL but don't understand how they have made it appear to be from 443! Cheers

@moonriven 

A bit of software on a PC, or an online site makes it relatively simple.

 

I can remember several sites in the past that let you send joke texts to friends that appeared to be from officialdom

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