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Fake TPBank texting to promote betting


19/01/2021 08:12 GMT + 7

The text message advertising betting showing the sender is “TPBank” but Tien Phong Bank claims to be fake.

Some people receive messages with contents encouraging participation in gambling websites, with the sender being “TPBank”. Tien Phong Commercial Joint Stock Bank (TPBank) confirmed not to send these SMS messages.

Messages advertising online betting from the beginning of the number say TPBank. (Photo: Hai Dang)

On the morning of January 18, on Facebook, a person named L. posted a picture showing that this person received an SMS advertising gambling content. Notably, this is a brand name message (SMS Brandname) showing the outgoing switchboard named TPBank.

Specifically, the message read “welcome to the bet market …”, with promotional content and a link to access the website. This is a welcome message to join the online betting website.

Under the comment section of this post, one person reported receiving a message with similar content. Another person sent a picture showing content of another message, another website, but still betting content, from a switchboard called TPBank.

Tien Phong Commercial Joint Stock Bank confirmed that advertising messages provided by ICTnews were not sent by banks.

“Immediately after detecting the fake messages, TPBank immediately sent a notice to the carrier to jointly verify the exact cause and deal with this issue,” the bank said.

In addition, TPBank informed that all customers did not access strange links and did not enter / do not provide eBank and OTP usernames, passwords to any organizations / individuals, to avoid exploitation. At the same time, be wary of fake messages, emails, calls from TPBank.

Branding messages are often used by businesses for communication, customer care and a number of other purposes. State agencies and government also use this method to send messages to many people. Instead of displaying the phone number of the sender as usual, on the recipient’s phone will display the name of the business or organization sending the message. This service is usually provided by carriers.

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