Halifax Device Scam Text Message Alert

Halifax Device Scam Text Message Alert

The fake Halifax device alert message below, which claims a new device has successfully linked to the recipients' account and asks them to click a link in it, is a phishing scam. The fake text below is being used by cybercriminals to steal Halifax account credentials. The link in the fake text goes to a fake Halifax website that asks visitors to sign in. But, any attempts to sign in will result in their information being sent to the cybercriminals.

The Halifax Device Scam

Halifax Device Scam - A New device linked to your account

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

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 Device Scam Text Message Alert