Shoppers in Gedling borough warned over scam Argos texts offering credit card refund

Argos_scam

Shoppers in Gedling borough are being warned about a new scam where fake text messages are being sent claiming a credit card refund is due from Argos.

The link in the messages, which have been sent to people across the borough, lead to phishing websites designed to steal your personal information, as well as payment details.

The text messages read: “Your Argos credit card has a refund of £270 from an over payment.”

Then it asks you to follow a link in order to get the money back.

📲 Alert: Look out for these fake Argos texts! There are no refunds….the link leads to phishing website designed to steal your personal information! #PhishyFridays

Posted by Action Fraud on Friday, 6 July 2018

The texts look even more convincing when they come through on the same thread that genuine messages from the store have previously come through on.

A spokesman for Action Fraud said: “Always question unsolicited requests for your personal or financial information in case it’s a scam. Never automatically click on a link in an unexpected email or text.”

Action Fraud issued the warning as part of a new awareness campaign called #PhishyFridays where they call out the dodgy scams each Friday.

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