One of the team here at Neighbourhood Network have received this scam text purporting to be from Halifax. It reads “A new device was successfully paired onto your account. If this was not you please visit https://halifax-deviceauthorisation.com.”
Upon clicking the link it directs recipients to a fake website where they are asked to enter their password and username information.
The scam is designed to trick users into handing over their personal details, pay money or download a virus.
Advice for recipients
If you do receive a suspicious text message from Halifax, you should forward it on to the bank’s fraud team on firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are unsure if the message is genuine, you can contact Halifax via its official website.