‘Card is disabled’ scam targets residents in Mississauga and Brampton

Published December 19, 2021 at 1:34 pm

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Mississauga and Brampton residents should watch out for a new text scam going around.

A local resident says he recently got a message claiming that his debit (or credit) card had been disabled, and that he needed to “confirm his information” to recover access to it.

The message looks like this (recipient’s phone number blacked out):

As with all scams, residents are advised to avoid clicking on the link provided, as it may be used by scammers to steal your personal information.

Residents who need to confirm their banking information should contact their bank directly.

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