UPDATE: Scammers try to cash in on Rogers outage
In the wake of Friday’s Canada-wide outage, Rogers Communications promised a proactive credit to customers affected by the black-out.
It didn’t take long for fraudsters to take advantage of the situation. Not even a day after communication lines came back online Rogers is warning people of a text scam.
An example of the text was posted on social media by the Peel police on Sunday morning.
Scam Alert. Scammers at it again. Any opportunity to take advantage of a bad situation. Rogers will not send you a text compensating you. If they plan on compensating you, it will be automatically applied to your account. Be Alert @PeelPolice pic.twitter.com/bajQyPv7Ix
— PRP Crime Prevention (@PRPCrimePrev) July 10, 2022
The company advises that any credits will be added directly to the customer’s account and no action needs to be taken.
Anyone who does receive a suspicious text is asked to report it to Rogers by forwarding it to 7726 (SPAM).