why is this HIGH RISK????
It is Westpac confirming a transfer!@@
Westpac verifying a payment. Safe SMS. SAFE SMS: Westpac verifying payment Not spam. Legit Westpac number. Caller: Supposedly Westpac
If it is Westpac, they clearly misdial numbers a lot. Disconnected number. Scam
bunkum do you think we are all fools obviously or you wouldnt waste your time Just Wespac verifying a payment spam as i don't have Westpac Absolute scam.They send text asking to enter sms code .Smart they provide you with a a shadow Westpac contact no 1300 655 505.Beware From - 0448 222 001
"Help us protect you against scams by not sharing your Westpac Protect SMS codes"
No explanation or relevant information.
If it was Westpac, then they are incompetent and time wasting with rubbish like this.
Treated as bullsh*te by me..........
Caller: Westpac Text
This IS A LEGITIMATE WESTPAC contact number.
I personally called Westpac. I went through their security process and after being placed on hold whilst the operator checked, he confirmed that it is indeed a LEGITIMATE Westpac text asking customers to protect against scams by not sharing your SMS Codes.
The texts have NO LINKS and don't ask for you to contact them.
If you think that I am a scamner, ring Westpac yourself and check with them.
Caller: 0448 655 505
I was asked to confirm a payment which I had NOT done - looks legitimate, but is NOT A WESTPAC verification. Also given 2 security codes to approve online transaction - I had NOT DONE any online transactions. Another SMS "Help us protect you against scams by not sharing your Westpac Protact SMS Codes - ALSO A SCAM. I spent an hour with my bank yesterday and was told that these are ALL SCAMS and NOT SENT BY WESTPAC. Don't be fooled - if you receive one of these messages and are concerned - call Internet Fraud 1300 364 294 / 2 / 2
This number, like many other "mobile" numbers are most probably VoiP.
Just received an SMS stating "Help us protect you against scams by not sharing your Westpac Protect SMS codes."
I have a Westpac account but no "protect sms code."
There was no link or any explanation as to why I was sent this.
I have had messages from this number a few times - Westpac bank manager said it is a hoax as the bank DOES NOT send out messages such as these.. It is probably an SMS service attached to a business (? legitimate or otherwise) which comes up as a mobile number but these numbers cannot be returned. Usually the message will require a Y or N which the number accepts. Thinking that this was my GPs surgery number for reminders, I kept the number in my contacts, but to my surprise I received a message from my financial adviser's office with the SAME numbers. Businesses pay for this to be attached to their computer systems and it goes through a third party, hence the different numbers from different firms. Hope that helps. Odd that many who claim i is Westpac won't put their name to their comments... This has to be spam. Wanted me to list them as a contact. Now blocked permanently by me. just westpac Just a westpac verification code westpac verification code verification from westpac for new payee transfer.
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