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Customers are warned by Tesco regarding the new and latest text message Phishing Scam


A new dangerous text message scam has been going on pretending to have come from Tesco, the UK supermarket giant. The customers are warned by Tesco regarding the new and latest text message scam that is circulating on the mobile phones, comprising people's names as well as vehicle number plates in order to cheat the victims.


Identified as phishing, this kind of con is fraudulent attempt to gain sensitive information like usernames, passwords as well as details of credit card by the con artists who are disguising themselves as trustworthy source, usually through text messaging or email.


EssexLive reported that one of the Tesco customers has shared a text message image from her phone, which she has received as part of new scam. She shared the text message image with Tesco on the Facebook, and asked: "I'm guessing this is a scam text?!"


In the text messages, the recipient received three people's names as well as their vehicle number plates under the message of congratulations. The recipient was also asked to confirm by clicking a link in the message body. The text message is believed to be phishing attempt, as those who click the link were asked to enter their personal information.


In reply to the Facebook post, a Tesco team member has replied and confirms that this text message is a scam. The Tesco team member further confirms that the Phishing Team of the company is currently investigating.


The spokesperson of the Tesco replied: "Thanks for letting us know about this. I can confirm this is a scam and our Phishing Team are aware and currently investigating". The spokesperson further added that security of the customers' is very important to them and like to assure that they will never send any message to their customers, which asks them to enter any security or personal details.


Tesco also provided advice about what to do, in case someone gets targeted by this text message scam. "Please send this in an email to phishing@uk.tesco.com and delete the message without clicking on any links and we thank you for your patience while we look into this".


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