UK based building society Nationwide is warning customers about fraudulent text messages that use the company’s name.
The bogus text messages claim that your payment card was recently used to make an online purchase for a substantial amount of money. The message instructs you to call “fraud prevention” urgently on a number provided if you did not make the listed purchase.
However, if you do call the number, you will actually be communicating with criminals, not NationWide. Once they have you on the line, the criminals can then trick you into divulging your personal and financial information.
Criminals are increasingly using SMS as a means of reaching potential victims.
— Nationwide UK (@AskNationwide) January 19, 2017
Last updated: January 27, 2017
First published: January 27, 2017
By Brett M. Christensen
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