Dodgy Text?? Help

I received a text saying it's from SANTANDER

"We have detected suspicious activity on your account. Please verify via the secure link."

Then it gives a link

Link removed by El Loro for security reasons - it goes to a site in the States using the ChinaGlobal Cache Network ISP.

Saying verify using this link, "to prevent account lockout" 

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velvet donkey posted:

God's on your side Saints. Take that in!

 

No worries my friend. I get these jump starts all the time. I mean who on here has had a scheduled delivery from "professor murder" That fecker better come armed    

The killer was  -  I'm not even registered to receive text messages from Santa-Jer

Ha! Take that ya numpty thief !!

El Loro posted:

@Saint this is a scam, do not click on that link. I've edited your post to remove it so that no one tries clicking on it.

 

A warning of this scam was posted by the Cheshire Police a few days ago:
http://www.ruralalert.co.uk/da...hone_Scam_Alert.html

Thank you El Rolo - I understand

I pondered showing the link for that very reason but thought it would be unhelpful not to

Beware everyone!!

Saint, I've had similar ones from time to time. Also Apple, Ebay and Netflix accounts. They are all spam phishing emails and I just delete them. The fact that I don't have such accounts doesn't matter - the scammers send them to anyone.

 

If you want to log into any of your accounts always do it via their official log in page, never via some link in an email you've received.

El Loro posted:

Saint, I've had similar ones from time to time. Also Apple, Ebay and Netflix accounts. They are all spam phishing emails and I just delete them. The fact that I don't have such accounts doesn't matter - the scammers send them to anyone.

 

If you want to log into any of your accounts always do it via their official log in page, never via some link in an email you've received.

Couldn't agree more

On a similar subject, if you get an email supposedly from your internet provider saying there's been attempts on your account so they are going to stop your internet access and click on the link in the email, that's also a scam. Again, only log in to your account via the official log in page, not on the link.

Saint posted:

I received a text saying it's from SANTANDER

"We have detected suspicious activity on your account. Please verify via the secure link."

Then it gives a link

Link removed by El Loro for security reasons - it goes to a site in the States using the ChinaGlobal Cache Network ISP.

Saying verify using this link, "to prevent account lockout" 

As well as all the good information on this thread, I think it's always worth remembering how the real banks operate.

 

I've recently had a genuine email from Santander: it was just a notification that my new cash card would be delivered soon by post, and did not require me to take any action. 

About a week or so later I received important notifications concerning my accounts which did require action, but these all arrived by post.

 

FYI, the official Santander email included the following security information:

 
 Your security is our priority
 
We will never ask you to supply personal information such as passwords or other security information via email. As an added security measure, we’ll always include the last three digits of your postcode at the top of any email we send you or quote the last four digits of your account number in order to identify ourselves to you.
 
Links within our emails will only take you to information pages.
 
Please forward any suspicious emails to phishing@santander.co.uk. As an additional security measure every customer email sent to you by Santander will be addressed to you personally. Please report to phishing@santander.co.uk any email that appears to come from Santander but is NOT addressed to you personally.
 

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