SMS scam AIB and Revolut

A quick heads up on a new sms scam doing the rounds to keep your eyes open for with AIB and Revolut, in recent times this BANK OF IRELAND scam was popular and here is all the details on that and the identifier is what you need to watch out for if you do deal with your bank on your phone.

The latest message claims to come from AIB this time around and of course both AIB and Revolut have been contacted on the issue which some could fall for, most of the banks moved over to SCA (Strong Customer Authentication) so when you use your card online you will authenticate the purchase via your app on your smartphone for example.

Both AIB and Revolut are now aware of the issue and have responded with their usual lines seen below

Revolut – Thank you for sharing this with us. We can confirm that the message wasn’t sent by us. Please don’t share any details via this link and remember that we’ll never ask you to provide any details via a link sent in SMS. Stay safe!

AIB – Hi Jim, This is a fraudulent text message. If you clicked on the link, please call on 01 2695022 or +353 12695022 from abroad, 7 days a week, 8am to midnight. If possible, please forward the text message to us on the following link: aib.ie/security-centr Thanks ^CK

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