Were you among the 25,000 clients affected by the temporary phone outage yesterday? a text allegedly from T-Mobile claims $100 free gift is up for grabs. All you need to do is complete a survey and voila! you’ll get a free gift worth $100 sent to you.
Sounds pretty cool right? especially as you would only spend 30 seconds completing the survey. Unfortunately, this is not a genuine offer. In fact, the text message circulating all over the world is not from T-Mobile.
T-Mobile Outage Text Message
First of all, the temporary phone outage was no fault of T-Mobile. On the 4th of October 2021, Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram ( all applications owned by Mark Zuckerberg) was down for six hours.
As can be seen from this BBC post, the temporary outage had absolutely nothing to do with T-Mobile. So why would T-Mobile take the blame for what wasn’t its fault?
Moreover, the link attached to the message is that of malicious site. The following links have been used so far –
Notice how the links end with meaningless letters? it is a classic trait of malicious websites. Don’t be fooled by the T- Mobile Logo, it is fake. It is used by scammers to convince potential victim into partaking in the fake survey.
If you have submitted financial information on the fake website, immediately contact your bank for help.
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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.
The first thing you should do is ignore such messages, and look for reviews online about it.
Always remember that Legitimate companies do not ask their winners to send money or personal information in order to collect their prizes.
- Wendy is a fraud fighter whose contents mainly target online scams. Her investigations have appeared on Itisreviewed,and elsewhere. She spends her free time reading novels, binging on Netflix, and listening to hip-hop.
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