Got a text with a link from T-Mobile that says you can get a $100 free item by doing an online survey? Don’t click on it. It’s a SCAM!
Posing as T-Mobile, scammers are falsely claiming that you have been affected by a “phone outage” — and are now awarding you with a $100 gift as compensation.
If you follow the instruction and click on the link, you will be taken to a phishing page and have your personal information leaked to scammers. They can thus use your credentials for identity theft!
Content: We apologize for the tempoary phone outage yesterday. You were one of the 25,000 affected clients. In return we ore providing you with a $100 FREE GIFT! Please take this brief 30 second survey about Tmobile and we’ll offer you a $100 free item.
How to Avoid T-Mobile Free Gift Scams
- Double check the sender’s phone number and watch for red flags, e.g. spelling mistakes or URLs that don’t look like official ones.
- Turn to T-Mobile’s customer service directly for help to check if the offer is legitimate.
- Delete fishy text messages right away.
- NEVER click on unknown links or attachments! Use Trend Micro Check to detect scams with ease:
After you’ve pinned the Trend Micro Check browser extension, it will block dangerous sites for you automatically.
Send links or screenshots of suspicious text messages to Trend Micro Check on WhatsApp for immediate scam detection.
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