We may have received a SMS from an unknown number, posing as a bank, informing us ofthat we have an important notice on our account.
Scams through SMS are disappearing, although they still exist and we must always be alert. It is very possible that we are receiving an SMS on our mobile phone from a short phone number such as 01458.
In this case we have received the message from that number, although the most common is that scammers use more than one phone numberto try to mislead the receiver and trick him.
The 01458 wants to make us think that it is our bank, therefore, it sends us an SMS in which a notification is displayed as if we had a notice on the website of the bank. This is the full text:
Dear Customer, You have an important notice. For more information, click on the link below:
In the message, as expected, a link is attached through which scammers want to gain access to our bank account, for this they will request the corresponding bank codes to “empty our account”.
We don't know who is behind this scam, although we must remember that we are not the only ones who have received this message, as it is It is an SMS sent en masse, to try to get hold of the access passwords.
This type of strategy, also called "phishing", is very common today and requires us to be constantly alert.
If we have fallen for the scam, the quickest thing to do is go to a police station, file a complaint explaining what has happened, and also contact the bank to block the account and associated card.
As a precaution, we recommend that you delete the message, do not forward it and do not access the website, as it is not legit.
Did you get the SMS? Did you know this notice about your account was a scam?