Australians have been receiving scam text messages since August 2021, and it’s important to be aware of the dangers they pose. The messages often claim that you have missed calls, voicemails, deliveries or photo uploads. These are all part of the Flubot scam, which is a malicious software that aims to infect your phone if you click on the link in the message.
Once your phone is infected with Flubot malware, it can access personal information such as passwords and banking details. It can also take control of your device and send out spam messages to other people. This makes it difficult to protect yourself from further scams and puts your data at risk.
It’s important to be aware of any suspicious text messages you receive and never click on any links or download any attachments from them. If you think you may have already been affected by a Flubot scam, contact your service provider immediately for advice on how to remove the malware from your device.
If you want more information about Flubot scams, visit the Scamwatch website. It provides helpful advice on how to identify and avoid scams as well as what to do if you think you’ve been scammed.
Protect yourself from becoming a victim of a Flubot scam by being vigilant when it comes to text messages and never clicking on any links or downloading attachments without verifying their source first!