Did you receive a text from +1 559-234-1099 telling you there is pending credit on your EDD card? Do not engage. It is a scam text message!
What Is EDD Text Scam?
People have been receiving texts informing them that there is a pending deposit of $4,954 on their EDD credit card. Following the message is a direction to verify card identity, which starts with a prompt to click this link: https://eddsscardcagov.com/visaprepeidprocesssing. But this is a scam text we have seen countless times, and we know how it works.
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How It Works
The EDD scam text informs the reader that their card received a sizeable amount of money, and they would need to verify their card identity so the payment can be approved. Their aim is to pretend they want to help you resolve the problem, and in the process, collect your credit card information.
In the course of doing this, you would input your credit card details into their system, 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 credit card 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.