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O2 £350 bonus scam through Dropbox

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New scam offering £350 bonus from O2 being sent out via Dropbox - beware !!

Link in document points to ....

 

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Do not enter your details or even action the link, I work in IT so this was easy to spot.

Take care and stay safe ;0)

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Re: O2 £350 bonus scam through Dropbox

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@Dabosha 

That's  a new one on here.

All info about dealing with scams here

Forward the scam text to 7726 - It's free.

Other ways to report here including Action Fraud website

https://www.o2.co.uk/help/safety-and-security/phishing-and-smishing-advice

Guide: A Guide to Deal with Spam/Scam Calls and Text 

 

Edit. Asked op to edit to remove link then realised they were out of time. Reported.

 

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Re: O2 £350 bonus scam through Dropbox

Hi there Cleoriff

 

all over it - this is just for the O2 users to be aware - reported to Dropbox as well. 

take care

 

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Re: O2 £350 bonus scam through Dropbox

Thanks for letting us know @Dabosha thumbsup

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Re: O2 £350 bonus scam through Dropbox

@Martin-O2 

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: O2 £350 bonus scam through Dropbox

@Dabosha

wondered how long it would be for dropbox to be affected by the same breach as google drive...
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Re: O2 £350 bonus scam through Dropbox

I suppose if any of them get too complacent it will happen ....
Sign of the times my good man ...
Include yahoo etc ;0)
Take care my friend !
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Re: O2 £350 bonus scam through Dropbox

Just a quick update ...
For anyone who received a link ... even if it’s supposed to be from a trusted site like O2 ...
Make sure you DONT use you iPhone or galaxy to do your homework... open you mail on a pc ... don’t click the link ... but hover your mouse over the link and at the bottom left of your browser you will see the real address behind the link ...
If it doesn’t say “o2.co.uk” DONT DO IT !!

big love and take care 😘👍
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Re: O2 £350 bonus scam through Dropbox

This was o2couk.ath.cx so learn from that please 💖
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Re: O2 £350 bonus scam through Dropbox

Update

Thank you for sending on your suspicious message.

Timely alerts from people like you help us to act quickly and protect many more people from being affected.

As of 30/11/20 the number of reports received stand at more than 4,264,242 with the removal of 22,192 scams and 43,582 URLs.

Thank you for your continued support.

Our investigations may take some time. Whilst the NCSC is unable to inform you of the outcome of its review, we can confirm that we do act upon every message received.

We’ll analyse the content of the suspect email and any websites it links to where appropriate.

If we discover activity that we believe is malicious, we may:

seek to block the address the email came from, so it can no longer send emails
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raise awareness of commonly reported suspicious emails and methods used (via partners)
Care should be taken with any communication that asks you to share personal or financial information.

Please note…

You should not report a crime to the NCSC in this way. If you think you may have been a victim of fraud or cyber crime, and live in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, you should report this to Action Fraud at www.actionfraud.police.uk or by calling 0300 123 2040. If you live in Scotland, you should report this to Police Scotland by calling 101.

There are a number of ways you can protect yourself from attacks like this and the NCSC has published plenty of advice which will help you to stay secure online:

The NCSC’s top tip for staying secure online
Phishing attacks: how to deal with suspicious messages and emails
Securing your devices
For a full overview of the NCSC’s advice for the general public please head to our dedicated individuals and families webpage.

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