by Tophertron
New Member

Attempted phishing scam text

Be aware, all!  I had a text this afternoon from number 07599 404 126, with the following:

 

"EE:We were unable to process your latest bill. In order to avoid fees, update your billing information via: http://ee-update.ref0170.com/?ee=2"

 

The link if you click on it is pretty convincing on a mobile device - almost didn't notice the full website name.

 

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EE Community Support Team
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Re: Attempted phishing scam text

Hi @Tophertron, @francis-m and @AndyA11,

 

Welcome to the EE Community.

 

I'm sorry to hear you have received these messages.

 

You can report these phishing texts by forwarding them to 7726.

 

For more tips please take a look at Spam and phishing - How to stay safe and report it.

 

Hope this helps.

 

James

 

 

 

 

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by francis-m
Visitor

Re: Attempted phishing scam text

I've had the same text but different mobile number 07563 212898. Can ee investigate, please?

by AndyA11
Visitor

Re: Attempted phishing scam text

Watch out for the fake text linking you to a scam account. It’s very real, but they are asking for bank details. BEWARRRRRRRE!!

by
EE Community Support Team
Solution

Re: Attempted phishing scam text

Hi @Tophertron, @francis-m and @AndyA11,

 

Welcome to the EE Community.

 

I'm sorry to hear you have received these messages.

 

You can report these phishing texts by forwarding them to 7726.

 

For more tips please take a look at Spam and phishing - How to stay safe and report it.

 

Hope this helps.

 

James

 

 

 

 

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by Grand Master
Grand Master

Re: Attempted phishing scam text

Yes,it's a scam! There are many of these going the rounds. EE would never send you a msg asking you to click on a link in order to update your a/c.

Report it to EE by forwarding it to 7726 (S.P.A.M. on your keypad).

That domain, faked to look like EE, was only created yesterday in Malaysia. Browsers are already warning it's deceptive.

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by HumansRants
Visitor

Re: Attempted phishing scam text

Just got the exact same message came on here to check if it was a scam, thanks.

by beadyozgirl Investigator
Investigator

Re: Attempted phishing scam text

Yeah, I received one today, but knew it looked a bit dodgy - mainly because I'm a PAYG customer and don't have bills!

 

I took a screenshot then deleted it, sorry If I had known there was a number I could text it to I would have!

 

Cheers, Amanda

 

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by
EE Community Support Team

Re: Attempted phishing scam text

Good Morning @beadyozgirl

 

Thanks for coming back to the community and flagging this with us. 

 

Katie 🙂

by hhwangca
New Member

Re: Attempted phishing scam text

Had the same thing, but the source number was 07934 118224.  Already reported it to 7726 as well as to the phishing@ee.co.uk address.

What is odd or coincidental was that it was sent on the day that the bill should have been paid by direct debit.  So I'm not sure whether their billing data has been compromised.

by
EE Community Support Team

Re: Attempted phishing scam text

Hi there @hhwangca

 

Thanks for sending this message to 7726 we will be able to get this looked into,

 

These messages can be sent at any time to get details, no data has been compromised.

 

See our how to avoid fraud and phishing help page for full information.

 

Thanks.

 

Leanne.

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