Need to know
- Scammers sending texts about missed calls, voicemails or deliveries are now sending new fake messages that include company logos
- The ACCC had received over 16,000 reports of the Flubot scam as of early October
- $851 million was lost to scammers in 2020, but the tally will likely be worse in 2021
As of early October, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) Scamwatch platform had received over 16,000 reports about text messages alerting people about missed calls, voicemails or deliveries.
The calls, voicemails, and deliveries, of course, do not exist and never did.
It’s called the Flubot scam, named after the malicious software it aims to infect your phone with if you tap on the link that comes with…