Rogers scam alert: Texts offering credit after outage are fake

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Following a Canada-wide outage of Rogers and a subsequent notice that customers would receive a credit in recompense, scammers took to SMS to try and make a profit out of the misery.

On Saturday, July 9, Rogers acknowledged that it knew about the problem.

“We are aware of scam text messages being sent claiming to offer credits in the wake of yesterday’s service interruptions,” the company wrote.

“We will apply the credit proactively to your account and no action is required.”

Peel Police also shared a warning of the scam on Twitter, sharing a screenshot of what the scam looks like in your texts.

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