I get these all the time: texts from one of the big five banks (which of course, I’d never bank with) claiming I’ve been locked out of my online banking account and to click a link to validate my identity and regain access to my account. NEVER CLICK THE LINK. Clicking on the link could have a number of undesirable results including downloading malicious software and/or viruses to your computer or the link may direct you to a questionnaire requesting personal information that they will use to perpetrate fraud. Another common one is a text or e-mail stating you have received an e-Transfer and to click the link to accept the money. If you were not expecting an e-Transfer and you also don’t recognize the name of the person it’s from, block the sender and delete the e-mail/text.
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