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Tele2 Sweden offers smishing report hotline

Thursday 6 February 2020 | 13:22 CET | News
Tele2 said it has become the first operator in Sweden to offer a hotline for reporting text messages suspected of catfishing for account or card details. It said customers can ring the number 777 to help Tele2 to identify and block customers suspected of what is known as smishing. Smishing is when fraudsters mimic companies, authorities or banks with a fake SMS purporting to offer a refund or requesting customer information confirmation.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Tele2 Sweden
Countries: Sweden
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