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Beware - Fraudsters asking for Public Mobile account numbers

kpawluk
Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Hi all,

Please be aware that there are fraudsters offering people Telus internet loyalty programs, as part of the supposed upgrade they are asking for people's Public Mobile account numbers. I'm not sure what they can do with this information but be careful.

Cheers,

Kylee

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dabr
Mayor / Maire

@kpawluk    Good advice and it seems fraudsters and spammers just keep multiplying!

kpawluk
Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Yes, and these ones were very sophistocated. 

Anonymous
Not applicable

@kpawluk 

ignore and deleted...

hTideGnow
Mayor / Maire

@kpawluk  did they approach you via Private message on Community inbox?  you should report them

 

esjliv
Mayor / Maire

@kpawluk wrote:

Hi all,

Please be aware that there are fraudsters offering people Telus internet loyalty programs, as part of the supposed upgrade they are asking for people's Public Mobile account numbers. I'm not sure what they can do with this information but be careful.

Cheers,

Kylee


@kpawluk  whoa, thanks for the heads up. That is no good.

 

How are you receiving this communication?

Emails, texts, Private messaging through the Community ... if this way, make sure to follow these steps: https://productioncommunity.publicmobile.ca/t5/Announcements/What-to-do-with-spam-in-your-Private-Me...

 

Make sure you and anyone else reading this does not provide that info. of course and not to click on any links in the communication.

*Unless it can be verified.

Meow
Mayor / Maire

@kpawluk wrote:

Hi all,

Please be aware that there are fraudsters offering people Telus internet loyalty programs, as part of the supposed upgrade they are asking for people's Public


Thanks for warning. How did you get this solicitation? PM mailbox? Personal email, SMS, phone call?

Even if police calls me I will ask for and verify call back number.

LeePublic
Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

@kpawluk Thanks for letting us know! Be sure to report the person if you come across it. 

pkaraa
Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Nice to know about this.

 

did they reach you through call or text or here in community?

stevenanto
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

they just keep on getting more and more creative. The best thing to make sure that it is in fact real is to ask them if there is a number that you can call them back at. They usually come up with an excuse that they can not offer the same offer again, it is now only.