Summerside texting scam: beware of messages from this number

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A Summerside, P.E.I., resident has lost $3,000 after falling victim to a text message scam, say police.

Summerside police said the victim received a text message claiming to be from a cellular service provider. The message said the victim was owed money due to an error in their account.

The message came from the number (819) 479-5788, police said.

When the victim clicked on the link provided in the text message, it allowed the scammers access into the victim’s financial accounts.

Read more at CBC News

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.