Apple are launching their latest iPhone, the 12, in the next couple of weeks and fraudsters are taking this opportunity to text people offering a “free” trial version of the new super smartphone. The text says that the phone is on its way to the address listed below, the random address is obviously wrong but recipients can correct this by clicking on the link… Like most phishing scams the link takes you to a site and asks for a number of personal details and a £2 admin payment to change the address. Anybody unfortunate enough to enter all these details loses a lot more than £2.
IF IT SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, IT’S A SCAM
Tips and Advice
- Don’t Click! – On any link in an unexpected text message
- Report it! – Report any suspicious texts to your mobile provider by texting 7726 and following instructions
- Contact – your bank or credit card company if you are worried about having given out financial details
- ID Protection – If you’re worried about identity fraud and would like to protect your identity contact CIFAS
- Still Unsure? – Join Reassura 0800 888 6400 and one of our fraud advisors will help you to stay safe
- To report a fraud – and receive a police crime reference number call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or use their online fraud reporting tool
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