Did you receive a message from +639272162072 that says ‘our results are published. You came third place”? Kindly ignore such messages.
The phone number is from Philistines, and it is already linked to other phone frauds. The text message from this number goes this way –
Our results are published. You came in 3rd place: 1) Hamada (Laguna) 2) Amora (Metro Manila) 3) Dominick (San Roque) FOLLOW: http://2yz.me/viOtx
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How Does This Phone Fraud Work?
The link in the message takes you to a maliciious website that claims you have been randomly chosen to participate in a special event. According to this website, it will take you just one minute and you can receive a fantastic prize: Samsung Galaxy S20.
The website takes your personal information like name, email, occupation, then asks some questions. In the end it tells you ‘sorry you didn’t win anything’
The aim of this website is simply to take your link your email and name to your phone number. When they have gotten this information, It is sold out to the dark web.
What Should You Do If You Receive Phishing Texts Like This
No matter how convincing it sounds, you shouldn’t visit the link or links attached to such messages/mails or send your personal information. You shouldn’t call the phone number or send a text message.
The first thing you should do is ignore such messages, and look for reviews online about it.
Also, don’t forget to place two factor authentication on all your accounts. Don’t know how to do it? read the guidelines here.
Wendy is an Entry-Level Security Analyst who's passionate about cybersecurity and dedicated to protecting people and organizations from emerging threats.
She has spent the past ten years writing articles that reveal the alarming rise of online scams, fake products, and misleading advertising. In 2019, she left her role as a Threat Alert writer and founded SabiReviews. With more Cybersecurity certifications bagged, she knows her purpose; To educate the public about cybercrimes, to provide genuine reviews about services and products, and to stop cyber crimes.