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Possible SMS Scam

My wife received a text message at 9pm today saying that services to her account will cease at midnight. The message contained a link to the following website. This looks to me like it could be a scam as I don't think Virgin would require action to be taken within such a short period of time. 

Unfortunately, the Virgin helpline is closed at this time, which reinforces my suspicion that this could be a scam.

Has anyone seen this before and is it a scam?

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Re: Possible SMS Scam

You are entirely correct that this was a scam text message. 

The image you posted cannot be approved for display as it shows the fake weblink being used by the scammers.

Well done for being aware of such nonsense texts/emails.

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Re: Possible SMS Scam

Hi Graham,

Thanks for confirming that it is a scam and for letting me know why the image cannot be displayed.

Is there a way to inform Virgin of the fake website?

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Re: Possible SMS Scam

You could forward the content by email to phishing@virginmedia.com, but that may not get through if they are already aware of the scam.

Also consider forwarding the text to 7726, which is the spam reporting number used by the majority of mobile companies.

I should add that by posting it here VM will also pick it up.

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Re: Possible SMS Scam

Many thanks, I will do that.

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