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do not open this SMS, it is a scam

Bad news for the French customers of the operator Orange. TO size scam It currently affects many people due to a particularly well-crafted SMS. On the latter, it is written that the operator offers a procedure to compensate customers “Faults that occurred during the confinement”.

Don’t count on that and don’t even open that SMS. Unfortunately, it is a scam that uses the phishing method, one of the most popular among malicious people on the web. Thanks to the reporter Julien Cholin from France Télévisions, we were able to discover in detail the stages that await us Orange Clients that fall into the trap.

Orange customer: the steps NOT to take

To warn of the Danger of Orange SMS scam, the journalist showed the different steps by clicking on the link in the message. Ya, this refers to a site described as ” Very well done “ by Julien Cholin, with an address similar to a third party site of the operator called “accountorange”.

Even more dangerous: the message is sent on the channel of the Orange operator, which you may have saved in your contacts. A formidable criterion who runs the risk of cheating the most suspicious or aware of the 2021 SMS phishing and cybersecurity problems. For the journalist, Orange’s SMS was sent directly to the discussion thread of his operator, following the official messages.

Once on the malicious site, an actual customer journey is displayed and the procedure once again looks pretty serious. The customer’s number, name and address are requested. Then a compensation amount is displayed. Except that you are asked to save the coordinates of your card banking. Which, normally, should put you on the hook.

Do not save this information, it will have no interest in compensation, and much more to empty your bank account. With this information, attackers can do almost anything, without your realizing it at the time (withdrawals are often small amounts that only become a problem over time).

Orange responds, his advice

Finally, note that Orange replied to Julien Cholin. The operator confirmed on Twitter the « supported for their teams “ of the problem. In addition, the company only invites you to report this type of spam on the platform. On the platform, it is also recommended resend message spam to the number 33700. The number is free for Orange, Bouyges Telecom, Euro-Information Telecom and SFR customers.

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