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slast
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I just switched 2 phones from PAYG to pay monthly and got an email today from o2wifi@o2.com requesting me to verify my email address. There was no other data to show it was genuine and the link (part pasted below) goes to a different outfit  - o2wifi.co.uk   note .co.uk vs .com

 

o2wifi.co.uk has the appearance of real o2 site for businesses to be able to allow their customers to use for example in-store wifi. 

My questions are

1)  is the email I got an elaborate scam of some sort ?

2) my regular ISP is BT which allows individuals to access one another's wifi - is there an o2 equivalent and is this it?     

 

 

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madasaf1sh
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@slast 

 

o2wifi.co.uk is a genuine o2 domain, it is used for the hotspots provided by o2 to shops and venues. 

The domain uses o2 dns servers and is owned by o2 Worldwide and is managed by o2's IP partner Stobbs. 

 

It will be because you have moved to Pay Monthly. 


Nothing sinister, just you have moved billing platforms.

Current Phone: Sony XPeria Pro-I and Motorola Razr 5G
I also have a Planet Computers Gemini

I work in IT as an Enterprise Messaging and Collaboration Tools Administrator (Office 365, Slack and much much more) and manage hardware both Mobile and Desktop / laptop, my desk is a bit like PC World

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We are all customers and dont have access to any o2 accounts





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Bambino
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@slast Sounds like a scam. 

Don’t open any links or enter any information.
O2 advice here:

https://www.o2.co.uk/help/safety-and-security/phishing-and-smishing-advice
https://www.o2.co.uk/help/safety-and-security/unwanted-calls-and-messages
https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/

Please remove the link in your post so no one accidentally clicks on it.

Go to the down facing arrow above the date and time in your post and click Edit Reply.

I DO NOT WORK FOR O2



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OK link removed, sorry I thought I had deactivated it. 

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madasaf1sh
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@slast 

 

o2wifi.co.uk is a genuine o2 domain, it is used for the hotspots provided by o2 to shops and venues. 

The domain uses o2 dns servers and is owned by o2 Worldwide and is managed by o2's IP partner Stobbs. 

 

It will be because you have moved to Pay Monthly. 


Nothing sinister, just you have moved billing platforms.

Current Phone: Sony XPeria Pro-I and Motorola Razr 5G
I also have a Planet Computers Gemini

I work in IT as an Enterprise Messaging and Collaboration Tools Administrator (Office 365, Slack and much much more) and manage hardware both Mobile and Desktop / laptop, my desk is a bit like PC World

--
We are all customers and dont have access to any o2 accounts





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