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Peta80
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Scam SMS

I just received an SMS from *****saying : We still didn't hear from. To avoid service restrictions please visit **********   to confirm your details... 

This link takes you the "Optus" login page.. It looks amazingly genuine.. the only problem is that I'm prepaid... hmmmmm 

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Nard_YC
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Re: Scam SMS

Hi there, @Peta80. Thanks for raising this with us. The link you posted definitely isn't from us and is indeed a phishing scam. To protect others on Yes Crowd from clicking that link, I've hidden it. 

To report a scam, we recommend heading over to our Scam Page for instructions. There are also resources to ensure you have up-to-date info on different kinds of scams as well as how to avoid getting scammed. 

Hope this helps! 

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I’m part of the Yes Crowd team, employed by Optus to help run our online community.

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YetAnotherAcc
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Re: Scam SMS

You should't click on dodgy/unknown links as there is not only the scam potential but also malware.

If you are curious as to what type of info they are trying to get out of you, other than your login details, see https://yescrowd.optus.com.au/t5/Mobile/Scam-text-message-still-doing-the-rounds/m-p/626518/highligh... .
YetAnotherAcc
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Re: Scam SMS

@Nard_YC , rather then deleting the link you should just be adjusting it so thats its not clickable. Its extremely valuable for other people to be able to see the dodgy link so that they can know what to avoid and how to spot similar dodgy links in the future.
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