Vodafone sent its customers an urgent message following a fraudulent text that was circulating.
The telephone provider was made aware of a fake text that allegedly came from the delivery service DHL.
According to Vodafone, a link in the message contains malicious malware for Android devices.
The fake text message reads: “DHL: Your package is arriving, track it here” and then provides a link to the recipient.
In response, Vodafone posted a warning to customers on its Facebook page that reads: “SCAM ALERT.
“We were made aware of a text message that claims to be from DHL but that contains a link to malicious malware targeting Android devices.
“When you get text that looks like this:
“IGNORE: Don’t click links.
“REPORT: Report it by forwarding it to 7726.
“DELETE: Remove the text from your phone.
“We have seen reports of it on all networks in many countries and it seems to be growing rapidly. Please be careful.”
Vodafone customers replied to the Facebook post that they had received the scam messages or sent similar messages to their devices.
“You didn’t have the texts, but you had a scam email stating that it was from your company. You ignored it and notified your customer service,” commented one person.
“Had that twice in the past few days and one from a bank (not mine) and had Social Security No. 1 this morning,” wrote another.
“Mine had a different connection. There are many of them,” said another follower.
Vodafone has set up an advisory page on its website so customers can identify fraud messages.
It also contains information on how to report received messages.
For more information, see Here.