on 19-09-2019 10:25
Got some replies on gumtree and one was from a EU mobile number and it became clear that the person was a timewaster.
Got a message from "O2" this morning that I have sent a text to an international number for the first time and to login and check my tariff.
First, it is not the first time I have texted and Int number and O2 would know that as I have had this number/account for years.
Second, the link website looks wrong, it starts:
The "s" secure symbol is on the wrong side of the ://
I was wondering if the timewaster deliberately answered my add with that number and then faked the O2 text to get me to click that link.
I never click any link in a text message.
I may just forward it to O2 phishing and see what they say.
Thanks in advance
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on 19-09-2019 10:38
They don't care whether you send international's texts or not, they may send you a message with your bill to say if you're going to do this frequently to check your tariff / bolt ons but not on a one off (and if as you've said before you've done this a number of times)
on 19-09-2019 10:47
OnePlus 6 (O2 & Sfr), Z3 Tablet (Three UK), iPhone7 (EE)
on 19-09-2019 14:33
Thanks for taking the time to report this one @JohnRoxton!
I'll also forward it internally to the fraud team.
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19-09-2019 15:05 - edited 19-09-2019 15:07
Notice of scams or possible scams always welcome @JohnRoxton
I get phishing emails quite regularly and always forward/report them to the appropriate places.
Well done to be cautious.