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02UK scam being sent to pay monthly customers.

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I don't know where to post this but I'd just like to raise awareness for other pay monthly O2 customers that may encounter the same scam I just nearly fell in it. I just received a text message fro… Read More
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2y, 4m agoPosted 2 years, 4 months ago
I don't know where to post this but I'd just like to raise awareness for other pay monthly O2 customers that may encounter the same scam I just nearly fell in it.

I just received a text message from 02UK in which the message states - "Dear Mr B*** P*****. We've made some changes to our website and your account requires immediate validation to remain active. Please follow this link: ----------------"

I clicked the link thinking O2 with one of these special offers or what ever. Which it took me to a replicate of the O2 website in which asked for my login detail which I entered incorrect but still let me in. It then asked for my name in which this area was filled in already, address, postcode and DOB which was filled in automatic as well. I entered false details again which then asked me to enter bank details to verify myself. I thought it was fishy and went to O2 live chat asked them about my account and they said it may be some 3rd party message and to never entered my information into these links again.

I could have been robbed of my hard earned money and I don't want anyone else falling into this trap. It's quite a common mistake but I clicked on faster then one might think!.

Happy New Year! Don't fall for it!
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2y, 4m agoPosted 2 years, 4 months ago
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#1
i never click on links in emails unless it gets sent when i register for the first time.
#2
mutley1
i never click on links in emails unless it gets sent when i register for the first time.

I know but it looked just like O2. I must admit whoever wants the money can do a good job of replicating a website :)
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brettpenzer123
mutley1
i never click on links in emails unless it gets sent when i register for the first time.

I know but it looked just like O2. I must admit whoever wants the money can do a good job of replicating a website :)

they always look exactly the same which is why i never click on any links but i would go straight to the website independently and log into my account.
#4
Thanks for the warning much appreciated
#5
Sounds like loads will be scammed by this one.

Tell O2 immediately OP.

Edited By: J4GG4 on Dec 29, 2014 23:20
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I get a lot of these emails from various banks asking me for the same details. Had no idea why they would ask for my login and password etc. so ignored it. Btw, why did you put B**** P***** when we know your name is Brett Penzer?
#7
I hate scammers, I almost paid £57 for tickets to see Bernard Manning Live on 18th April, Then it hit me!!! The Embassy Club is up for sale! so I got the tickets for £27 instead and promised a free refund if nobody buys the club in time :)
#8
driveclub321
I get a lot of these emails from various banks asking me for the same details. Had no idea why they would ask for my login and password etc. so ignored it. Btw, why did you put B**** P***** when we know your name is Brett Penzer?
Well the name on my pay monthly account is different. I changed it just to cover my tracks lol.
#9
Jumpingphil
driveclub321
I get a lot of these emails from various banks asking me for the same details. Had no idea why they would ask for my login and password etc. so ignored it. Btw, why did you put B**** P***** when we know your name is Brett Penzer?


You've gotta think don't ya?
They said they nearly fell in it, yet they also said that they entered false info..... twice, but then went on to live chat.
So I am not sure when the op realised this was a scam attempt.
When I got to the bank details I knew something fishy was going lol. Not only that O2 was under maintenance when I received the message so I thought the website was just playing up lol.

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