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Warning! Fake O2 Phishing website top result in Yahoo and bing search engines

Just to let people know there is quite a sophisticated website that looks exactly like O2's which is currently top of the search rankings on yahoo and bing. It may be on other search engines too but it is not on Google.

It is a Phishing website which asks for sign in credentials and other details

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Re: Warning! Fake O2 Phishing website top result in Yahoo and bing search engines

Thanks for the heads up.
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: Warning! Fake O2 Phishing website top result in Yahoo and bing search engines

Cheers for letting us know @Screech! I'll let the fraud team know about this one asap. 

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Re: Warning! Fake O2 Phishing website top result in Yahoo and bing search engines

That one is very clever, although marked as an advert by bing, and the website has various redirects finally to a o2.pw site

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Re: Warning! Fake O2 Phishing website top result in Yahoo and bing search engines

@Screech  Thanks for letting us know thumbsup

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Re: Warning! Fake O2 Phishing website top result in Yahoo and bing search engines

Wow thanks @Screech
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Re: Warning! Fake O2 Phishing website top result in Yahoo and bing search engines

Today is Thursday 20/02/2020. The website has been up since at least monday, that's when i first saw it. I personally contacted O2 yesterday morning by phone and i posted this in the afternoon.

 

Amazingly, the phishing website is still live - top result in bing. 

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I've just checked both the sites that are returned by the Bing search and although they are returned in the search results, the links don't go anywhere other than to a blank page (when using Chrome browser).
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Re: Warning! Fake O2 Phishing website top result in Yahoo and bing search engines

Thanks again @Screech, this is now with the cyber security team who are investigating the site. 

 

In the mean time make sure you only ever enter your O2 login details at www.o2.co.uk

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