Vodafone Fiji warns against hoax messages

FILE PHOTO: A branded sign is displayed on a Vodafone store in London, Britain May 16, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall/File Photo

CUSTOMERS of Vodafone Fiji have been advised not to call, email or text any unknown international number unless they are sure these are genuine messages.

This warning comes after some Vodafone customers received a text message which said: “Your cell No. Has won (1.2Million Euro) From Euro-Millions lottery Promotion, Contact Ray Via Email on (claim@minister.com) For More Info. Send Name, Age, Cell to claim”.

A statement from Vodafone Fiji yesterday advised its customers that these were hoax messages sent with an intention to defraud the subscribers.

“We advise all our customers not to call, email or text any unknown international number unless they are sure these are genuine messages.

“We continue to block such international numbers that have been identified as the origins of these hoax messages.

“However, despite our actions to prevent customers receiving texts from these numbers there is still a possibility that the scam operators could use other mobile numbers from other networks from the originating country and continue sending such hoax messages,” it said.

“We would like to advise the customers that these hoax messages are NOT issued by Vodafone Fiji’s network and we urge our customers to exercise caution and not to partake in responding to any messages from unknown sources and parties.”

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