Did you receive a text from Bank of Cyprus telling you to update your information? Do not engage. It is a scam text message!
What Is Bank of Cyprus Scam Text Scam?
People have been receiving texts from Bank of Cyprus directing them to this phishing site: boc-update.web.app. Here is what the text says:
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Your credit card will be deactivated if you do not fill in information.
But this is a scam text we have seen countless times, and we know how it works.
How It Works
The Bank of Cyprus scam text informs the reader that their bank details are incorrect and would need to be updated. They then require the recipient to fill in their information, as a way to avoid deactivation. Their aim is to collect your personal information, after which they will ask you to pay a small fee for processing.
Inputting your credit card details into their system is handing them the information they need to steal money from your card. Doing this will be giving up your credit card information to thieves.
What To Do
When you receive such messages and want to be sure it is not scam, do the following:
- send the 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 the link or call that number 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 a lot. What you have to do firstly is not to click on links you do not understand or call strange numbers, and always be sure the source of the message is genuine before you engage.