An urgent warning has been issued to all mobile phone users over a potentially devastated ‘Flubot’ text scam.
Telecommunications network Three is asking customers of all network operators to be vigilant when opening text messages that appear to be from delivery companies.
With more and more of us having products delivered directly to our houses in the pandemic, criminals are making the most of it by attacking more and more people with online and digital scams.
The fraudulent texts, which any phone user could receive, appear to either be from a popular delivery company or they will tell the user that they have received a voicemail.
Some messages will look like they have come from from DHL, Amazon, Asda, and Argos and will ask Android users to download an app to track a parcel or listen to a voicemail.
But installing the app could mean that users will have malware downloaded onto their phone which could then be used to capture online banking details.
People who have accidentally downloaded the app are being warned: “Please be aware that your contacts, text messages, and online banking details may have been accessed by fraudsters.”
Anyone who has received the text or even clicked the link but not downloaded the app is being told to just delete it immediately.
In a statement to customers, operator Three…