EE scam ALERT: A new email aimed at users is so convincing that it’s difficult not to fall for it.
If your preferred network is EE, be aware of a new fraud attempting to dupe consumers into handing over personal information.
Customers of EE are being cautioned to be on the alert for a new scam that attempts to steal login passwords and financial information. The new danger comes in the shape of a convincing email claiming that there has been a payment error and that the user would be disconnected from the network until they confirm their account.
This shock hoax appears to be spreading quickly, as several clients have reported receiving the email in the last several days.
“There is an issue with the direct debit instructions of your EE account, as a result, we are unable to make any monthly payments automatically,” one EE user said on Facebook. Please change your billing information on the following page to avoid your contract being disconnected.”
Users will be requested to provide several personal details after the link is clicked, which might leave them vulnerable to financial theft and other online threats.
With complete EE branding on the message and the fear of disconnection, it’s simple to understand how some customers could be duped.
Hello, @EE Is this the real deal? My money is scheduled to arrive at the end of the month.
I’ve checked myEE and there are no issues there. pic.twitter.com/re29fJkFnl
One concerned Twitter user wrote, “Hi @EE,” in a message. Is this the real deal? My money is scheduled to arrive at the end of the month. I’ve checked myEE and there are no issues there.”
Customers who are concerned about scammers should follow EE’s advise, which states that “if you receive a weird text message, trust your instincts.” If anything appears to be suspicious, it most likely is.”
The network also claims that it would never send threatening or urgent messages telling you to “act now” or ask for banking PINs or passwords through SMS.
In its official scam prevention guidance, EE states, “Fraudsters may employ scam or phishing emails to deceive you into giving out personal information.” “If the email requests for your bank account information or login and passwords, it’s most likely a hoax.
“Don’t click on any links or attachments unless you’re certain they’re legitimate.” Brinkwire Summary News