Flubot parcel delivery text scam morphs into uploaded photos scare

 Flubot parcel delivery text scam morphs into uploaded photos scare
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The Flubot text-messaging scam has morphed from a parcel delivery message to a photo uploading message. Photo / 123rf

The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) confirms there are versions of the Flubot text-messaging scam, which has morphed from a parcel delivery message to one claiming your photos have been uploaded to an online album.

“‘Someone uploaded your pictures,” it says.

The text message provides a link, which it says is to that album.

The latest scam text. Source / DIA
The latest scam text. Source / DIA

If clicked, users will be directed to a fake security alert webpage that says your phone is infected with Flubot malware – and that you should install a security update to fix it.

But the alleged fix for Flubot is in fact the malware itself, which attempts to steal information such as credit card details and bank logins from your phone, and copies its address book then messages your contacts with the same scam.

Flubot can…

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