Have you received a scam alert text message from TRANSUNION that claims your account has been flagged for unusual activity. Last day to resolve’?
Read this review to find out why this Transunion your account has been flagged text message is scam.
The TransUnion Text Scam
We have been receiving mails from readers, bearing screenshots of texts claiming there is an issue with their Transunion account and it is the last day to resolve the issue‘
The text goes like this-
FINAL REMINDER; TRANSUNION Has Flagged Your Acct For Unusual Activity. Last Day to Resolve, 3/15 hxxp://v.cscore29updtr.cyou/1913/2516046387
This might look so convincing, and make you panic. Hey! do not be worried, the Transunion Has Flagged your acct Scam is the new scam round the block. As you can see the link does not come from transunion.com. This is a first sign that it is a fake link.
This review is going to show you how this scam works.
Transunion Text Scam Alert Message – How It Works!
The text message is being sent out by scammers. This is a bait to trick you into believing your Transunion account has an issue. The Transunion scam text has a malicious link attached to it which you are expected to click in order to verify your account, But this is where the scam begins.
The link is a malicious one and is already flagged down by some strong browsers. When you visit it, it sends a malware to your phone, which tries to steal your personal and financial information or your credit card pin.
The scammers are however not intelligent. Some of the people who received the text message have a good record with Paypal, and visits their Paypal account everyday.
When we made enquiry with Paypal, we were told they were running no such raffle prize, thus it is not legitimate.
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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