Argos customers dragged into phishing scam

Tuesday 10 July 2018 11:01 CET | News

Action Fraud centre has warned that cybercriminals are sending text messages that appear to come from Argos to trick customers into sharing their personal information.

Even more confusingly for recipients, the message appears in a messaging thread that includes legitimate texts from Argos in the past. The message includes a link to what appears to be the Argos website, however leads to a phishing website designed to steal a persons personal information.

Action Fraud, the UKs national fraud and cybercrime reporting centre, issued a warning to any potential victims, as text messages claiming to offer a refund could actually steal your personal information and payment details through a phishing website

A spokesperson for Argos said that customers should always be mindful of phishing scams. These messages are not from Argos and the retail company urges customers to delete them.

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Keywords: Argos, retailer, phishing, cybercrime, Action Fraud
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