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Registered: ‎07-03-2019

Scam text message?

Hi,

I’ve just received what I suspect to be scam text message from number 066 0432 7135.

The text message read <my mobile number>, you received (1) new photo with a short URL link. I won’t post the link here incase anyone accidentally clicks on it!

Is this a scam? I didn’t click on the link and I’ve blocked the number in addition to deleting the text message. Is this sufficient to protect my phone?

Thanks!
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Re: Scam text message?

@LivCR you've done the right thing by not clicking the link and this is sufficient to protect your phone too.

Nothing can happen unless the link is activated.

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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Re: Scam text message?

@MI5 thank you for your response!

Have you heard of this scam before?

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Re: Scam text message?

Yes @LivCR it's been around for a while but the phone number keeps changing.

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.

Currently using:
OnePlus 6 (O2 & Sfr), Z3 Tablet (Three UK), iPhone 8+ (EE)
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Re: Scam text message?

@LivCR  As whoever sent you that text now has your number, expect more of the same. You just have to not respond and block the numbers. This link might help you as well: https://www.o2.co.uk/help/safety-and-security/unwanted-calls-and-messages

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Re: Scam text message?

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Re: Scam text message?

Hi @LivCR 

There are many scams out there.

Really great you didn't click on link.

Stay really alert.

Have you put a bar on premium rate numbers 

and bar all direct to bill debits to your phone 

Call Customer Services  ~

if not this would be worth considering there are tips 

on the Community about these too.

 



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Re: Scam text message?

Thanks everyone!
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Re: Scam text message?

No problem @LivCR 

Any other queries and we are happy to help wink

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