Virgin Media Text Message Scam: How It Works
A new Virgin Media Text Message Scam is going around in the United Kingdom. Smartphone users received notifications claiming to be from Virgin Media UK regarding billing details. To be exact, the text’s sender informs the victims that Virgin Media has issues identifying some payment information. To fix these issues, the recipient has to visit a website where they need to take the matter into their hands.
The domain name used by scammers is www.media-fillnow.com. Please do not click on it. It is not from the Virgin Media office. Below you can see a screenshot with this fraudulent fake message. Here it is:
The content states: “VirginMedia: We are having issues verifying your billing details. Update these details immediately at media-fillnow.com to avoid a block on your VirginMedia account.“
It is the same trap as in many other text message scams.
Virgin Media Text Scam: How to Avoid
This Virgin Media Text Scam is another phishing scheme going around this week and is similar to the Account Deactivation Scam. The content varies, but let’s look at the bottom line: clicking the link in the malicious text message redirects you to a page that asks for personal information, or to a form that installs malware onto your device.
If you do get the Virgin Media text message on your phone, don’t click the link – just delete it. Also, be aware of another scam that is going around the United Kingdom these days, the HM Courts & Tribunal Service Email.
Virgin Media Text Message: How To Report a Scammer
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