Revolut, the challenger bank which the BBC describes as “targeted at tech-savvy users” is finding a lot of those users are being targeted by fraudsters with fake text as suggesting “your account has been temporarily locked” before asking them to click a link and “update their photo id”. Other versions include references to authentication codes which if not received, users are asked to click on a link and in one case a user was asked to download an access tool which gave full control over his device to fraudsters.
NEVER CLICK ON A LINK, GO INDEPENDENTLY TO THE APP TO CHECK FOR ANY ISSUES
Tips and Advice
- Don’t click – on any attachments to unexpected emails or texts. Go to the app separately to find out any information or use the in-app chat function to query
- Already clicked? – Contact Revolut immediately as above
- Personal means private! Revolut will never ask you to share login details, 1-time passwords or install anything on your phone
- Report it! – If you receive such a message you can report it to your mobile provider by forwarding to 7726
- 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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