Texting scam: Beware of messages from this number
The message said it was from a cellular service provider
A Summerside, P.E.I., resident has lost $3,000 after falling victim to a text message scam, say police.
Summerside police said the victim received a message that claimed to be from a cellular service provider. The message said the victim was owed money due to an error in their account.
The message came from the number (819)479-5788, police said.
When the victim clicked on a link provided in the text message that allowed the scammers access to the victim's financial accounts.
<a href="https://twitter.com/mitchcormierCBC">@mitchcormierCBC</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/SsidePolice">@SsidePolice</a> Mine said it was Rogers mobility and was a billing error they were returning money by e-transfer. Red Flag, I'm with Bell.—@afsatlantic
Police warn that members of the public should speak to actual representative of their service provider before accessing any links provided in text messages.
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