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Anonymous
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Re: Suspect vat refund email

Hello

 

I received this email yesterday on Jan 23rd twice.  Today, the 24th, I have received the same email twice but this time the subject line was changed to add the words "second reminder" and with today's date.

 

The emails are certainly very specific.  They contain the O2 plan that I am on and how much it costs.  My full name and correct birthdate are in the email, as well as my mobile phone number.  My email address is at the bottom of the email as well.  The very first email said that I was on an iPhone 5S (and I have only used iPhones since I moved to O2).  This is not just a normal phishing email.

 

There has to be a security breach somewhere.  Why?  I have not lived in the UK since July 2012, though I kept my O2 account going because I use it when I visit.  I have only put my O2 sim card back into my iPhone 3 times since I left, every time when I visited.  And when I last used my sim card, it was only to make phone calls; I did not do that much browsing.

 

When I left the UK, I was using a iPhone 4S, and the last time I used the O2 sim, I was on a 5S.  And yet, this email knew I was on a 5S. 

 

I have been keeping the account active for nostalgia reasons, but I think it is time that I closed it down.

 

Jon

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Re: Suspect vat refund email

Proves once and for all (if proof was needed) that it has nothing to do with keylogging.....
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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Anonymous
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Re: Suspect vat refund email

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Its all well and good Rich but o2 REFUSE to even acknowledge the issue, or rather they don't even think there is an issue.

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Re: Suspect vat refund email

Nick, pm sent.....
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: Suspect vat refund email

I have already passed on my concerns regarding the official statement of "keylogger" to Toby when this came up before, I believe he was going to feedback what I said to the relevant team.



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Anonymous
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Re: Suspect vat refund email

I have raised the issue with O2 with the ICO recommended template letter and emailed it with all the phishing emails to higher level complaints, addressed to the Data Controller at Telefonica UK Ltd, with hard copies in the post. The automated email response explains that I should expect a reply within 7 working days... by which time I should have had my identity stolen a good number of times, be the proud owner of several mobile contracts that are responsible for thousands of expensive calls to a faraway tropical island every few minutes and be wiring all my hard earned cash to various scams around the world. Many thanks for looking after my data so carefully and taking my concerns seriously, O2! I will be looking elsewhere for my contract next time.
Anonymous
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Can I please ask what email address you used for Higher Level Complaints @Anonymous as they don't actually have a group one.

 

I just want to be sure that people reading this after the event don't get the wrong guidance. 

Anonymous
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Re: Suspect vat refund email

I sent it to complaintreviewservice@o2.com and got a sensible automated response suggesting it reached the right dept.
Anonymous
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Re: Suspect vat refund email

This is the automated response from the above email:

Thanks for your email. We’ll look into things and get back to you within 7 working days.

You can see all the details of our complaints process at www.o2.co.uk/complaints.


Kind regards

Complaint Review Service