Monday , November 30 2020

New Tesco SMS is using your license plate to help you

A dangerous new text message scam makes the rounds pretend to be from Tesco.

A shopper has warned revealed fraud after sharing a screenshot from his phone to Tesco on Facebook after sending a message she didn't understand, Essex Live reports.

Her message to Tesco on Facebook reads: "I guess this is a scam text?!"

The message gives three names and car license plates along with a message to congratulate them before asking the customer to confirm by tapping a link in the text.

Links like these are often part of phishing scams that allow hackers to steal private information from the phone or cause damage to the device.

This image of a scam Tesco text was published on social media

In response to her image, a member of the Tesco team replied to confirm that the text is a scam and that the company's phishing team was being investigated.

The Tesco spokesman replied, "Thank you for letting us know about this. I can confirm that this is a scam and our phishing team is aware and is currently investigating.

"Our customers' security is extremely important to us, and I want to assure you that we will never send any of our customers a message asking them to include personal or security details.

"Please send this in an email to [email protected] and delete the message without clicking on any links and we thank you for your patience as we look at this."

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