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Text Scam

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I recently received a text apparently from O2, saying that I had been whizzing throiugh my data, and providing a link to Get the lowdown. I had in fact used very little data and this was a scam to get me to follow the link.

 

Coincidently I had last month, for the first time ever, requested additional data.

 

Could they have hacked this info from my phone or from O2, prompting the scam and how come the message came in on the same number as O2 texts?

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MI5
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It's not a scam.
I had it too, also the following month after using my data.
I have no affiliation whatsoever with O2 or any subsidiary companies. Comments posted are entirely of my own opinion. This is not Customer Service so we are unable to help with account specific issues.

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The link looked very suspicious - did you click on it and where did it take you?
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I can remember the address started with www.s.o2.co.uk because it looked strange.
I can't remember the rest of it though - all it did was take me to MyO2 to buy a data bolt on, which I didn't need wink
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Hi @Anonymous Another thread about it here...Definitely not a scam https://community.o2.co.uk/t5/Pay-Monthly-and-Pay-Go/Phishing-or-legit-O2-text-message/td-p/1070970

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I remember that thread now.
I had my text shortly after.
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Hi @Anonymous welcome to our forum! slight_smile Thanks for posting about the text and your concerns - as our members pointed out above, we've checked this earlier and it seemed to be a legitimate text from O2. slight_smile

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