This SMS makes you believe that you are subscribed to an Android or iOS service so that you click on its link and fall for the scam.
Cybercriminals want your money, and for this they will use all kinds of stratagems to try to trick you and take away that important money that you have in your bank account, and the latest scam has been discovered by the Internet Security Office in which they notify us that a fraudulent SMS is circulating that you could end up receiving in the next few days.
This scam has been echoed by the Civil Guard in which we basically receive an SMS in which it is explained that we are subscribed to a service that we have not requested, and we are very kindly invited to click on a link to supposedly cancel it, but in reality it is when they are going to charge us. A similar scam was recently reported.
The message mentions that you have been subscribed for 50 euros a week to a gaming service, but it gives you the possibility to “cancel” it by accessing a link that leads to a fraudulent website where you have to enter a series of data such as your name, telephone number and the amount of money you want to cancel, although in reality you would be paying.
⚠️#ALERT‼️ If you receive an SMS indicating that you are registered to a gaming service for an amount of €50 per week and they provide you with a link to cancel the subscription #NoPiquesit is a fraud that charges money to your account👇https://t.co/cInjNSkqpD pic.twitter.com/d1T1HBJf2k
– Civil Guard 🇪🇸 (@guardiacivil) July 4, 2022
Obviously, if you enter this information and click on the “cancel subscription” button, what you are actually doing is accessing the Google Pay or Apple Pay payment gateway to pay the cybercriminals that amount, and not to cancel the subscription.
This is a fake SMS, since you are not subscribed to anything at alland where cybercriminals want to scare you into quickly clicking on the link and entering your data.
The Internet Security Office itself recommends that you check all your subscriptions on both Android and iOS to see if you have any type of fraudulent subscription so that you can unsubscribe.
If unfortunately you have accessed the link and entered your data, you should contact your payment platform as quickly as possible to inform them of the scam and try to cancel the transaction. Obviously you can also report this situation to the State Security Forces and Bodies.
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