Halifax Alert Scams - Halifax Device Pairing and Payee

The Halifax scam alerts below, which claim a new device has been successfully linked and a new payee has been added to the recipients' account, are being used by cybercriminals to steal Halifax account credentials. The links in the fake text messages go to fake Halifax websites that ask visitors to sign-in. But, any attempts to sign-in will result in their information being sent to the cybercriminals behind the fake Halifax alerts.

Halifax Alert Scams - Halifax Device Pairing and Payee

The Halifax Device Pairing Scam Text Alert

HALIFAX ALERT: A new device has successfully linked to your account text or SMS scam

From: +447904729645

HALIFAX ALERT: A new device has successfully linked to your account on 12/12 at 14:08 PM. If you DO NOT authorise pleae visit hxxps://halifax.pair-device.link

The Halifax Payee Scam Text Alert

Halifax Alert: A new payee has been added

Halifax Alert: A new payee has been added if [name removed] if this was not visit hxxps://halifax-payeecheck.com IMMEDIATELY

Once the cybercriminals have received the stolen account credentials, they will use it fraudulently. Therefore, if you were tricked by the scam, please contact Halifax immediately.

If you get a message that seems odd, you should follow these steps:

  • Do not reply - even if you think you know the sender, don’t reply to a text or email message if it seems odd.
  • Do not open any links or attachments.
  • Call Halifax to make sure it’s genuine - Use the number on the back of your bank card and they can help to check the text or email message.
  • Forward the message to Halifax's fraud team at security@halifax.co.uk
  • Forward the message to your network provider – You can use 7726 to report the scam text for free to your network provider.
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Halifax Alert Scams - Halifax Device Pairing and Payee