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Meteor mobile customer? Be aware of this text scam

The mobile provider said that people should be careful with any suspicious texts and offers.

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METEOR CUSTOMERS ARE being warned about a text scam that re-directs people to a different commercial website.

The issue was brought to light by a top user on the Meteor forum, who calls himself JimmyIreland.

On his blog, he explained that the scam text involves a redirect to the Meteor Mobile site, which in turn redirects you to an online flower store.

The scam begins when you get a text saying you have been sent flowers, with a link for you to click on.

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The number begins with 085 and the link within it is  http://met.2fh.co/meteor/met/ – the real link for the Meteor online account site is https://my.meteor.ie/meteor/transactional/login

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Meteor said:

We have been made aware of text messages advising that “someone has sent special flowers to you” and encouraging MyMeteor customers to follow a link, using your MyMeteor to login to receive them. The link included in the text message is http://gg.gg/mettie and is not an official MyMeteor site. Please be careful with any suspicious texts and offers, and never provide any account details on sites you do not trust.

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