The latest scam targeting T-Mobile customers impersonating T-Mobile and focused on collecting your personal data by tempting you with free “gifts”.
Who doesn’t like free stuff? With mobile carriers often having promotions like “Get an iPhone 13 on us!”, it’s not too far-fetched to believe they may be giving away a free gift to one (or more) of its customers.
In a recent scam (that many of you probably experienced), a text was sent out to a group of mobile phone numbers (which looked like a group text). The message may have said something to the effect of
“Your bill is paid for March. Thanks, here’s a little gift for you”
and proceeded to provide a URL that had zero to do with T-Mobile. Upon clicking the link, victims were taken to one of many pages impersonating T-Mobile and offering gifts like an Apple iPad Pro and Magic Keyboard:
Questions are asked to “verify” you, which could be used to collect details used to aid SIM swapping activities, commit identify theft, and more.
Employees that have undergone continual Security Awareness Training already know to be suspicious of any communication that involves receiving something for free.
In the case of this scam, if it seems too good to be true, it definitely is.