Phishing scams: T-mobile also called as Smishing
written by yuri
On march 20, 2015 at 10:58 am, I received a text message saying that I am “one lucky customer”. The message was sent to many others from +(828)200-0119. I immediately clicked it. The link took me to what looked like a T-mobile page asking me to log in with my phone number, password and last 4 digits of my social security number.
I thought this was not unusual but it turns out that this was not a legit website. After hitting log in, it did not sign me in. It sent me the same text message again so I got a little confused. After a few minutes I realized something is seriously wrong. I thought ”oh my god, this might not be a real website. So i immediately asked my husband who is an IT guy. He told me to never click on random links sent via email and never log in to any link that does not look real. I was devastated knowing that I had almost put our T-mobile account at risk. I did not know that these types of scams exist.
We changed all my actual T-mobile account information.
We did research on the actual t-mobile website on my laptop to check if there were people who had experienced the same thing. The site shared informations about “smishing” and where to report the incident if you think you got scammed. http://www.t-mobile.com/Company/PrivacyResources.aspx?tp=Abt_Tab_PhishingSMishing&tsp=Abt_Sub_IdentityTheft_SMiShing
You can also report the spam to t-mobile support .https://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-2747
+(828)200-0119. This is the number of the sender. I searched it in google and found out it is from China .
“congratulations, you are one lucky customer getting credit applicable to your next month bill, for more detail vist https://tr.im/15585“
If you get this message or something similar do NOT click the link. If you do click the link and put in your information, you will need to go to your actual T-Mobile site and change all your password. Contact T-Mobile and tell them what is going on.
Phishing scams International Monetary Fund IMF submitted by User:
This Phishing attempt is accompanied by attachment: “25299_IMF_Official”
Which does not seem to have any macro malware according to VirusTotal
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, March 20, 2015 2:46 AM
Subject: Outstanding Depts (Released).
This message and any enclosures are intended only for the addressee. Please
notify the sender by email if you are not the intended recipient. If you are
not the intended recipient, you may not use, copy, disclose, or distribute this
message or its contents or enclosures to any other person and any such actions
may be unlawful. Ball reserves the right to monitor and review all messages
and enclosures sent to or from this email address.
Attempt to get information 25299_IMF_Official:
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has come to notice that you are among the unsettled Fund Transactions long time ago. The (IMF) have directed all individual/Organizations who for one reason or the other did not receive their Transaction Fund in their home of origin or bank account, Your Amount is now available with The Foreign Exchange Department Reserve Bank of India New Delhi.
To channel your reports, please kindly send to us:
1, Your Full Names:
3, Date of Birth:
4, Contact Mobile Numbers:
5, Your Email address:
6, Your Full House Address:
And reconfirm us with your batch No.”2277’’ to the below Email ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Persons: Mr. Michael Morrison
Mrs. Pinto Mishra
Beware: This is a financial scams that has been around for a while.
Subject: FW: Account Alert: IMPORTANT Notification, Action Required
An apparent fishing attempt…
From: Capital One [mailto:CapitalOneRetailServices@ebusiness.partnercardservices.com]
Subject: Account Alert: IMPORTANT Notification, Action Required
Account Alert: Service Validation.
Dear Valued Holder,
As requested, We’re writing to make sure you’re aware of a NEW change in security procedure for all account holders.Your profile and billing information needs to be validated.
Kindly follow the ONE-TIME action below in order to opt with our recent security improvement. By passing back and forth private information that only you and us know, you can feel even more secure with your online access experience. We recognize you and you recognize us.
ONE TIME ACTION:
To continue, we have sent you an attached HTML Web Page.
See e-mail attachedweb page
Download and save it
Open the attached web page
Get started by confirming your informations
Online Customer Center.
|ACCOUNT RELATED QUESTIONS
Do not reply to this message with Account-related questions. If you wish to submit a question, please contact us at capitalone.com/contactus.Capital One
P.O. Box 5226
Carol Stream, IL 60197-5226