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Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud

Tesco advises customers about new text message phishing scam

Friday 8 February 2019 | 12:12 PM CET

UK-based supermarket Tesco has warned customers over a new text message phishing scam, which uses car number plates to con victims out of money.

The scam was revealed on Facebook, as shoppers shared images of screenshots with messages assumed to be sent by fraudsters. These provided the recipient with three names and their car number plates, along with a message asking the customer to press a link in the body of the message, in order to confirm personal information.

The data of those customers who clicked the link is used by scammers to gain more information and steal their cash. In response to the post Tesco confirmed that the text is a scam and added that it would never send customers messages asking for personal information.

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