Real looking Uber scam text making the rounds in Mississauga and Brampton


Published September 26, 2022 at 6:45 pm

A new scam text is circulating around Brampton and Mississauga tonight this time targeting users’ Uber accounts.

The text claims Uber customers have been locked out of their accounts due to a failed payment. It reads the customer has limited access until they reconfirm their payment information, it then provides a link to input the information.

Peel Region has been a frequent target of such scam attempts of late. Twice this year scam texts have come around to TD customers. The banking giant calls this scam technique, “Smishing,” a portmanteau of short message service (SMS) and phishing.

At the time their scam went around TD said customers should not follow these links as they will steal payment information such as a credit/debit card number, CVV code (on the back of your credit card), ATM card number, SIN, email address, and more.

Back in April when the first TD scam texts were going around the bank said, “If you suspect smishing, do not respond to the text message. You should immediately contact the financial institution or credit card company and tell them of your suspicions.”

Customers targeted by smishing should continue to follow TDs advice regardless of the claims of such texts.

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