EverydayElectronics wants to warn our user’s of a very legit looking phishing scam that’s currently targeting Fido Communications customers.
If you’ve recently received a text saying that Fido has sent you ”Interac E-transfer Refund Rewards”, please note that this is a scam.
Sources close to EverydayElectronics who specialize in protecting your identity online, have reported the scam starts with receiving a very legit looking text message that appears to be from your cellphone provider.
Upon clicking the link provided in the text message user’s are taken to a page that looks and functions exactly like a real e-transfer page.
Once you choose which bank you want the money directed to, you are then directed to login to your account to accept the payment, as you would with a regular e-transfer.
After logging in the first time the page simply reloads. This is where the scammers gain access to critical information, in this case all of your online banking information and more.
When logging in a second time users actually get logged into their online banking, but no e-transfer appears. This makes it difficult to tell they have just been scammed.
After speaking with two seperate Fido Communications agents EverydayElectronics can confirm that this is 100% a phishing scam. The company recommends contacting your financial institution immediately to report the incident, and have your information changed. If this has happened to you we also recommend calling Fido personally to open a report or sumbit a claim.
It’s important to stay vigilant for these types of scams and note that Fido will NEVER text or email you to accept an e-transfer.
Phishing scams like these have been greatly increasing lately and this case shows just how far thieves are willing to go to get your information.
EverydayElectronics recommends taking extra precautions when opening texts or emails asking you to submit information. In our opinion, you should never text or email personal or financial information, even if you are close with whoever is receiving it.