Be wary of the ‘Flubot’ Scam

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ALL major UK network providers are warning their customers of a recent scam whereby scammers are pretending to be major retailers, such as DHL, Royal Mail, Argos, Asda and Tesco (to name a few).

The SMS messages look similar to the one below, and is both fraudulent and dangerous for your phone:

If you click the link and download the file in question, it will install Malware onto your phone which will be used much like a Keylogger, to fraudulently collect your banking and personal details.

At present, the attackers have only targeted Android users. However, it is likely that attackers will ‘branch out’ and develop such malware for other platforms, such as iOS, HarmonyOS and more.

If you receive such a text message, please delete it from your mobile device and do not click any links. If you have already downloaded the file, the industry advice is to factory reset your device. If you’re specifically concerned about a text, please report the telephone number and message to ActionFraud. Feel free to contact us at AJRB Services if you require any advice regarding recent SMS Messages.

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