Posted September 09, 2018 15:01:34 A scammer posing as a friend on Facebook could use Facebook to lure you into making an expensive mobile phone upgrade, with a scam message claiming you’re about to receive a new phone.
In an email message, the scammers told you your new phone will cost $1000 and that you will be charged $1000 for the phone upfront.
But when you click on the link, the message says: “Your current phone will be replaced with a brand new one with the new phone number on it, with no upfront cost.
It will be sent to your email address.”
The scammer’s message claims the email is from the company that is going to replace your phone, and asks you to make a payment before the phone is delivered.
You’ll be told your phone will arrive on the 21st, but the scammer will claim to have sent you a new email with a refund link to make your payment.
It is unclear how many people have reported being scoured by this scam.
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