September 17, 2021
Business

Text message and voicemail Flubot scam could infect your phone, reveal bank details and ID

Computer experts have warned the infuriating Flubot text messages scam could steal your bank account log in and force you to wipe your entire phone to get rid of it. 

Thousands of Australians have been inundated with the annoying, badly spelt text messages claiming you have a missed call or voicemail message.

The messages, usually full of typing errors, tell users to click on an included link to retrieve the voicemail.

But the link actually takes callers to an illicit app which installs malicious malware that can capture all your passwords and logins – as well as contact details of all your friends.

Computer experts have warned the infuriating Flubot text messages scam could steal your bank account – and force you to wipe your entire phone to get rid of it.

Now Delia Rickard, deputy chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, has warned Australians: ‘Whatever you do,…

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