Santander Scam Text a New Device Has Been Registered

Santander Scam Text a New Device Has Been Registered

Santander customers are being targeted by scammers who are sending out the fake text message below. The fake text claims a new device has been registered and payment sent from the recipients' accounts, and if it was not done by the recipients they should click the link in the text to cancel the payment. But, clicking the link only takes the recipients to a fake and phishing website, looking like Santander's legitimate website, which steals account credentials, personal and financial information.

The Santander Scam Text

SANTANDER: A new device has been registered and payment requested to MR C JONES. If this was NOT done by you, please visit

If you do get a suspicious looking email or text, here's some important advice.

  • Look very carefully at emails or texts that come out of the blue supposedly from a bank or another trusted organisation.
  • An unsolicited text or email from your bank or other genuine organisation will never ask you to provide passwords, personal or financial information in a message.
  • Be extremely wary of links and attachments and never enter your banking details after clicking on a link. An email link may take you to a fake website which imitates Santander.
  • Watch out for language that says things such as ‘you must act’.
  • If you get an email or text from somebody asking you to change some payment details don’t do it without checking it out thoroughly first.
  • If in any doubt at all, don’t reply. Phone the organisation sending you the text or email on their official phone number which you can look up on their website.
  • If you're concerned or think you've responded to a scam email or text or given your details out to the wrong people, you should call us first on 0800 9 123 123 and report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.
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  • July 21, 2022 at 3:01 PM by an anonymous user from: Stretford, Manchester, England, United Kingdom

    Recieved a text message from 447935100735. Noramlly they appear with Santader as the sender. It reads:

    SANTANDER: You recently paired ayour account to a new device on [date]. if this WASN'T you, please visit:

    Also to note, it was recieved after phone line hours so cannot call to check if it is real.

  • June 6, 2022 at 3:12 PM by an anonymous user from: City of London, London, England, United Kingdom

    New variant (SMS):

    On [date] a new device has been registered with your Santander banking application. If this was NOT, [sic] you please visit

  • April 2, 2022 at 2:15 AM by an anonymous user from: Salford, England, United Kingdom

    Watch out for the following smishing scam by sms supposedly from Santander. SANTANDERALERT On [date] at [time] you added a device from your account. If this wasn’t you please visit hxxps://online

    The sms is fraudulent - do not click the link. As you will notice the word issues is spelled incorrectly and as mentioned in other posts - Santander will not send a link by sms. In addition Santander is not mentioned in the link which is another sign of fraudulent activity

  • August 2, 2021 at 5:15 AM by an anonymous user from: Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom

    Is there a way of tracing the calls? My message came from : 44 7508 327133

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