Hull: Watch out for these fake Argos texts offering refunds

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Hull: Watch out for these fake Argos texts offering refunds

Beware – There are fake text messages purporting to be from Argos and claim that you’re owed a refund. The link in the messages lead to phishing websites designed to steal your personal information, as well as payment details.

Such techniques are often used by fraudsters to extort large sums of money from consumers by pretending to be financial institutions, however retailers and other firms are increasingly being targeted. 

Even if consumers do not enter any information criminals may still be able to access personal information from devices via the cookies on their smartphone.

An Argos spokesman said, “Customers should always be mindful of phishing scams.

These messages are not from Argos and we are advising customers to delete them.”

Consumers can spot a false link in a text by selecting the link and holding down to reveal the full URL which, if the text is a scam, will not link to the genuine companies official website.

Always question unsolicited requests for your personal or financial information in case it’s a scam. Never automatically click on a link in an unexpected email or text.


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