June 15, 2018 ( Courtesy of Globalnews.ca) – Alberta Health Services (AHS) is warning Albertans of a phishing scam where a text message seemingly from the organization includes a link to what looks like an e-transfer site.
In a news release on Wednesday, AHS said the organization never sends text messages to patients and never sends funds via e-transfer “under any circumstances.”
The phony site asks Albertans to put in their personal and banking information to receive the funds.
Phishing is a type of scam that tricks people into clicking on malicious links which can lead to victims downloading files and confirming personal information. With that information, criminals can steal a victim’s money or access private information.
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