Realistic bank scam hitting Mississauga and Brampton


Published March 15, 2023 at 8:59 pm

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A seemingly realistic bank scam text is making the rounds asking people to sign into their online banking.

The text message claims to be from the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). It says the recipient will be locked out of their online bank access unless they click an included link and sign in.

However, banks won’t contact clients this way. It’s a smishing scam designed to collect the recipient’s bank login information. Such scams are very common and experts say should be ignored if received.

According to service provider Rogers clicking these scam links “may expose your device to malicious web pages or cause apps containing viruses/malware to be installed on your device.”

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