Phishing Scams


(Simon B) #1

So I just got this one from some fraudsters pretending to be EE.

Be careful if you get anything like this and always check the URL.

Is it worth having a thread for posting stuff like this so we know what to look out for in case friends/family get any suspicious messages? If so, here’s a thread!


#2

Sneaky way of putting URL for someone not fully confident in domains !


(Jack) #3

If you get a text you think is fraudulent you can report them to your mobile operator by forwarding the message for free to: 7726 (spells SPAM) on the old dial pads.
They will then investigate and share info with other operators.


(I'll flag any comment for 50p) #4

Site even looks legit only thing that looks off is the 2016 bottom left


This is a really well put together site, it even knows if you put silly card numbers, after it just goes back to the legit EE site


#6

That’s so worrying how many people would fall for that !


#8

I’m surprised Google and Apple haven’t implemented a spam filter for things like this similar to email. Google’s spam block for phone calls works surprisingly well, so does their email spam detection - this seems like the logical next step.


(Jack) #9

Interesting read, related to the original post:

https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2018/07/three-uk-warns-of-mobile-phone-based-scams-smishing-and-wangiri.html