Did you receive a text from informing you that your VISA card was locked? Do not engage. It is a scam text!
What Is 877-366-6845 Text Scam
People have been receiving texts that informed them their VISA cards were blocked. Attached to this text is a malicious link and a phone number asking the recipient to call.
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How It Works
The 877-366-6845 text informs the reader that their VISA card was temporarily locked, and to unlock the card, the recipient should call the number. Their aim is to ask for the card details, which the user will be prompted to divulge. Doing this, however, will be giving up your credit card information to these hackers.
What To Do
When you receive such messages and want to be sure it is not scam, do the following:
- send the original company an email to confirm the authenticity of the text
- if the company says the message is not from them, delete the message immediately
- do not, out of curiosity, click on the link to see where it leads
Phishing scams are on the rise these days, and a lot of people have lost sensitive information to hackers. Please stay away from strange texts prompting you to give up your personal information.
We have come across scams like this. What you have to do firstly is not to click on links you do not understand, and always be sure the source of the message is genuine before you engage.